This audit found 31 cases of misconduct committed by aid workers connected to Australian charities. The sector's peak body, the Council for International Development, has promised major changes to protect some of the world's most vulnerable people.
The ability to work in a safe environment, free from sexual assault or harassment, is a basic human right. The National Inquiry into Workplace Sexual Harassment is looking at the impact of workplace sexual harassment, the drivers of these behaviours, existing good practices being undertaken...
The QoWL Quality of Working Life Survey was sent in June 2018 to 2160 Victorian Bar Practicing Certificate holders and 856 valid responses were returned (40%).
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.
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...
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...
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...
This set of guidelines will help Australian universities to strengthen their support for students who report sexual assault and sexual harassment.
The overall aim of the National Community Attitudes towards Violence Against Women Survey (NCAS) project is to develop and extend the evidence and knowledge base required to foster community attitudes that support women to live free from exposure to violence, including threats of or fear...
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.
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...
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Universities must act to prevent sexual assault and harassment from happening in the first place, writes Michael Flood.