Kate Jenkins - 30% of women surveyed had experienced online abuse or harassment

Online abuse against women on Human Rights Council agenda

The Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins has told the United Nations Human Rights Council that Australia is taking steps to protect women and girls against online harassment and abuse.Speaking via video link to the HRC 38th session in Geneva...
Friday 22 June 2018
June Oscar at the UN

The voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and girls put on...

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar AO has carried the voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and girls to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva.Speaking at the 38th regular...
Thursday 21 June 2018
Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins

World-first national inquiry into workplace sexual harassment

The Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins has announced a national inquiry into sexual harassment in Australian workplaces.Commissioner Jenkins said in recent months, many women and men have come forward publicly to tell their stories of...
Wednesday 20 June 2018
Fourth national survey on workplace sexual harassment begins

Sexual Harassment in Australian Workplaces - National Inquiry announced

The Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins will today announce a national inquiry into sexual harassment in Australian workplaces.Commissioner Jenkins said the global conversation about sexual harassment and the #MeToo movement has exposed the...
Wednesday 20 June 2018

Launch of National Inquiry into sexual harassment in Australian workplaces

Thank you, Minister. Good morning everyone.I would like to start by acknowledging the traditional owners of the land on which we meet, and paying my respects to their elders past and present.In recent months, many women and men have come forward...
Wednesday 20 June 2018
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We can and must do better for refugees

Australia must respect the rights of refugees and asylum seekers in the community, as well as ensure they are protected in detention, Human Rights Commissioner Edward Santow says.Speaking on World Refugee Day, Commissioner Santow said Australia is...
Wednesday 20 June 2018

Commission releases OPCAT interim report

The Australian Human Rights Commission has released an interim report on how Australia should implement a major anti-torture treaty to ensure detained people are not subjected to ill treatment.Australia ratified the Optional Protocol to the...
Tuesday 19 June 2018
Students from the FItzroy Valley share their stories

Commissioner June Oscar hears the voices of Kimberley women and girls

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar AO has just finished a series of meetings with women and girls in the Kimberley region of Western Australia for the Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women’s Voices) project....
Tuesday 19 June 2018
The Hon Dr Kay Patterson

We need to talk about elder abuse

“Elder abuse is everybody’s business.”That message was at the heart of a keynote speech delivered by Age Discrimination Commissioner Dr Kay Patterson on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.Speaking at an Aged Rights Advocacy Service conference in...
Monday 18 June 2018
Leaders from Commonwealth, State & Territory government departments and agencies have met to discuss institutional racism.

Canberra forum tackles institutional racism

Leaders from Commonwealth, State and Territory government departments and agencies met in Canberra on 14 June to discuss institutional racism.The Australian Human Rights Commission hosted the event as part of its National Anti-Racism Strategy, in...
Friday 15 June 2018

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