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Sexual harassment


Breaking the silence around sextortion: the links between power, sex and corruption

Sexual extortion or “sextortion” occurs when those entrusted with power use it to sexually exploit those dependent on that power. This report assesses the state of knowledge about the links between corruption and sextortion. It presents evidence on the prevalence of sextortion and the existing...

Purea Nei: Changing the culture of the legal profession

This report seeks to understand how to change the sexist, bullying culture often experienced by many female lawyers working in the New Zealand legal profession.

Respect@Work: national inquiry into sexual harassment in Australian workplaces

In this inquiry report, entitled 'Respect at Work', the Australian Human Rights Commission proposes a new approach for government, employers and the community to better prevent and respond to sexual harassment in the workplace, and provide leadership and innovation in addressing this complex and difficult...

Take action: empowering bystanders to act on sexist and sexually harassing behaviours

This resource has been developed to help organisations introduce bystander initiatives as part of their work to reduce sexist and sexually harassing behaviours.

Sexual harassment in the Victorian Public Service

This audit examines whether the Victorian public service provides workplaces that are free from sexual harassment. The Victorian Auditor-General looked at whether all eight departments effectively prevent, report and respond to sexual harassment.

Everyone’s business: survey on sexual harassment of members of the Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees’ Association

The data contained in this report captures what SDA members’ have said about their experiences of sexual harassment both in the workplace and, more broadly, in their lifetime. It should be noted that the 2019 survey results reflect people’s experiences of sexual harassment as reported...
Literature review

Literature scan of international best practice about preventing and responding to workplace sexual harassment

The Ministry for Women (NZ) is contributing to cross-agency work on preventing and responding to sexual harassment in the workplace. The ministry commissioned this literature scan to inform that work.

Understanding the attitudes and motivations of adults who engage in image-based abuse

This research focuses on perpetrators of image-based abuse and front-line workers who engage with perpetrators on a professional basis. The research is based on detailed interviews and provides unique insights into the attitudes, circumstances and motivations of image-based abuse perpetration and the visibility of this...

Independent review into sex discrimination and sexual harassment, including predatory behaviour, in Victoria Police: Phase 2 audit

In this report, the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission audits the extent of implementation of the phase 1 recommendations and provides further guidance to support the next stage of implementation

Independent Review into sex discrimination and sexual harassment, including predatory behaviour, in Victoria Police: Phase One report

The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission was commissioned by Victoria Police to conduct an independent review into the nature, prevalence and impact of sex discrimination and sexual harassment, including predatory behaviour, among Victoria Police employees.