Sexual harassment

Research report

11 Oct 2018

This report highlights authorities and law enforcement’s tendency to trivialise or ignore reports of street harassment, a habit that condones such behaviour, forcing women to change their actions, rather than the men who perpetrate.

Research report

11 Oct 2018

By amplifying girls’ voices and giving them a platform to call out harassment, Plan International hopes this report will provide government and policy makers with a mandate to listen and take action, while enabling girls to have a say in the change they want to...

Survey

12 Sep 2018

The Australian public has rightly demanded to know more about the pervasiveness and impact of workplace sexual harassment and to see concerted action taken to prevent this behaviour from occurring. Government and employers need reliable data to inform their actions and responses to workplace sexual...

Research report

9 Aug 2018

The Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) engaged the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine (VIFM) as an independent reviewer to understand practice and response of ACFID member organisations in preventing sexual misconduct amongst its employees and agents, and to make recommendations to address any areas...

Guide

20 Jul 2018

This set of guidelines will help Australian universities to strengthen their support for students who report sexual assault and sexual harassment.

Research report

21 May 2018

This research forms part of Plan International Australia’s Free to Be project, which encourages young women to map those spaces where they feel safe, happy and included – and conversely – where they feel unsafe, anxious or intimidated.

Research report

15 May 2018

Between December 2017 and February 2018, media in New Zealand widely publicised reports of a sexual harassment incident that had occurred within the Human Rights Commission in October 2017. The incident had been formally investigated and resolved, but the reports raised concerns about the investigation...

Draft report

26 Feb 2018

This draft code is part of a comprehensive package of measures strongly supported by LPA’s Executive Council to deal with discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment and bullying in the workplace.

Commentary

7 Feb 2018

Last week Rocky Horror Show actor Craig McLachlan issued defamation proceedings against Fairfax Media, the ABC and former co-star Christie Whelan Browne, one of the women who has accused McLachlan of sexual harassment. While no criminal charges have been laid, police are currently investigating allegations...

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20 Dec 2017

In November 2017, the Sex Discrimination Commissioner wrote to all 39 Vice Chancellors to request information about what actions their university had taken in response to the Australian Human Rights Commission’s Change the course report. This audit document outlines the responses.

Research report

29 Nov 2017

The University of Sydney has, in line with the recommendations contained within this report, already begun developing a standalone sexual misconduct policy, in order to provide better access and support to students when they require it.

Journal article

24 Nov 2017

This article examines cases heard in Australian courts of law involving allegations of cyber-violence to shed light on the limitations of the existing legislation in addressing such abuse.

Research report

25 Sep 2017

This is the first of two audits to assess Victoria Police’s progress towards building a safer, more respectful organisation. This audit sought to assess Victoria Police’s progress towards implementing the twenty recommendations contained in the previous Phase 1 report, released in December 2015.

Research report

5 Sep 2017

This article describes how the unique partnership between the Army and the Australian Human Rights Commission was forged, and outlines the emerging themes across the combat brigades.

Research report

1 Aug 2017

At the request of Australia’s 39 universities, the Australian Human Rights Commission has conducted a national, independent survey of university students to gain greater insight into the nature, prevalence and reporting of sexual assault and sexual harassment at Australian universities.

Article

1 Aug 2017

Universities must act to prevent sexual assault and harassment from happening in the first place, writes Michael Flood.

Research report

2 Sep 2016

Executive summary

The Taskforce was established on 26 November 2012 to assist complainants who had suffered sexual abuse, physical abuse, sexual harassment and workplace harassment and bullying in Defence prior to 11 April 2011. Ministers have recently extended the operation of the Taskforce...

Research report

22 Aug 2016

Overview

On 22 August 2016, AFP Commissioner Andrew Colvin released this report, following an independent review of the organisation by former Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Elizabeth Broderick.

The report followed extensive consultation with more than 1,000 AFP members over the past six months....

Commentary

Article

27 Jul 2016

A recent study has found that women experienced a wide range of types of online harassment including: unwanted contact, trolling, character assassinations, cyberbullying, sexual harassment and threats of physical violence, rape and death.

Of the women who completed the survey, 52% had experienced online...

Research report

Australian young women and girls report online abuse and harassment are endemic
13 May 2016

Reveals Australian teenage girls’ perceptions about uninvited sexually explicit images, pressure to take and send sexy photographs and cyber bullying.

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