Children's Rights Report 2015 - available now

Children want a family free from violence

Article 19 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child gives to every child the absolute right to live free from all forms of violence, and requires protection for children who are exposed to and witness family and domestic violence....
Monday 7 March 2016 to Saturday 31 December 2016
Sexual Harassment. Know Where the Line Is.

Sexual Harassment. Know Where the Line Is.

Despite being outlawed for over 25 years, sexual harassment remains a problem in our workplaces
Wednesday 21 May 2014 to Thursday 5 April 2018
Child holding adults' hand

Overview of Commission’s past work on family and domestic violence

Since 2010, the Commission has prioritised freedom from violence, harassment and bullying as a work area. Recognising gender based violence against women as one of the most prevalent human rights abuses in Australia has been a key component of this...
Wednesday 1 January 2014 to Sunday 31 May 2015
Banner: Women in male-dominated industries: A toolkit of strategies.

Women in male-dominated industries: A toolkit of strategies

This toolkit is designed to assist leaders in organisations to develop and implement constructive and sustainable strategies to increase the representation of women in non-traditional roles in male-dominated industries.
Tuesday 21 May 2013 to Saturday 21 December 2013
Working without fear cover page

Working without fear: Results of the Sexual Harassment National Telephone Survey

I am pleased to present Working without Fear: Results of the 2012 Sexual Harassment National Telephone Survey, which outlines the findings of the Australian Human Rights Commission’s latest survey on the prevalence, nature and reporting of sexual...
Monday 1 October 2012 to Thursday 5 April 2018
Rashida Manjoo - UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women

Australian visit of UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women, Rashida Manjoo

The UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women, Rashida Manjoo has now completed her study tour in Australia.
Tuesday 10 April 2012 to Monday 31 December 2012
Women soldiers with helicopter. Image (c) Defence

Review into the Treatment of Women in the Australian Defence Force

Review into the Treatment of Women in the Australian Defence Force2011-2013The Australian Human Rights Commission (the Commission) conducted a Review, firstly of the treatment of women at the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) (phase one) and,...
Monday 11 April 2011 to Wednesday 26 March 2014
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International Women’s Day - 8 March

International Women’s Day was first celebrated in 1911. The concept was proposed in 1910 at an International Conference of Working Women in Copenhagen. Then on 19 March 1911, more than one million women and men attended International Women’s Day...
Tuesday 8 March 2011 to Friday 8 March 2013
CEDAW interim report 2012

Commission report to the Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)

The Australian Human Rights Commission welcomed the opportunity to submit this Independent Interim Report on Australia's Implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) to the Committee on the...
Friday 1 January 2010 to Friday 31 August 2012
Commissioner Elizabeth Broderick with her 2010 Report: Gender Equality Blueprint

Commission report: Gender Equality Blueprint

The Sex Discrimination Commissioner’s 2010 Gender Equality Blueprint acknowledged violence against women as significantly affecting the public and private lives of Australians and sets out key strategies and recommendations for improved responses to...
Friday 1 January 2010 to Wednesday 30 June 2010

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