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Sex discrimination

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Gender discrimination
Sex discrimination against women
NARROWER TERMS


Strategy

A roadmap for respect: preventing and addressing sexual harassment in Australian workplaces

Through this document, the Morrison Government outlines its response to the 2020 Australian Human Rights Commission inquiry report, and sets out its long-term commitment to preventing and addressing sexual harassment in Australian workplaces.
Report

Opinions and experiences of unequal pay and pay transparency

This report presents the results of a survey completed with a nationally representative sample of New Zealanders in order to establish their opinions and experiences of unequal pay and pay transparency in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Report

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...
Discussion paper

Sexism and gender inequality in the Victorian legal and justice sector

This discussion paper outlines stories from almost 300 legal sector professionals which show that sexual harassment and disrespect towards women is pervasive, women’s career prospects are routinely stunted and victim-blaming is common.
Report

Women, business and the law 2019: a decade of reform

This study examines ten years of Women, Business and the Law data through an index structured around the economic decisions women make as they go through different stages of their working lives. It provides insight into how women’s employment and entrepreneurship choices are affected by...
Strategy

Equality in law for women and girls by 2030

Over 2.5 billion women and girls around the world are affected by discriminatory laws and the lack of legal protections. This report argues that law reform is essential for the achievement of gender equality, and sets out a framework for a multistakeholder approach.
Guide

Guidelines: special measures under the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (Cth)

These guidelines provide practical guidance to organisations and individuals to encourage the implementation of special measures. They are intended to offer a means by which workplaces and education and service providers, as well as administrators of Commonwealth law and programs, can assess their own equity...
Report

It's our time: achieving gender equality for adolescent girls through Australia’s aid program

Gender equality won’t be possible for the next generation of women if adolescent girls, aged 10-19, continue to be left out of our aid and development agenda. This report reveals that there is a 'blind spot' when it comes to the inequalities faced by adolescent...
Report

Having my voice heard

This report explores the experiences of vulnerable people making complaints under NSW and Commonwealth discrimination law, and details recommended best practice for conciliation processes to ensure people who are disadvantaged are able to access dispute resolution processes equitably.
Working paper

Perceptions of women's representation in Pacific parliaments: the case of Niue

The concept of Temporary Special Measures (TSM) was introduced in the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women came into force in 1979. Besides Samoa the rest of the Pacific countries have been slow to adopt TSM, which may...
Report

Backlash and buy-in: responding to the challenges in achieving gender equality

Senior leaders in business, government, education and community are calling on all employers to continue to improve the representation of women in leadership, address resistance and be prepared to engage with the range of responses to gender equality initiatives.
Report

Report of the Australian government delegation to the 62nd session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women

The 62nd Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62) was held in New York from 12 to 24 March 2018. The priority theme for CSW62 focused on the challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women...
Submission

Women’s rights in New Zealand

The Commission welcomes the opportunity to provide this submission to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women for the purposes of New Zealand’s eighth periodic review under the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).
Book

Women, business and the law 2018

This resource explores how legislation affects women’s access to jobs, property, justice and credit, and showcases progress on gender legal parity around the world.
Report

Panic! Social class, taste and inequalities in the creative industries

This paper highlights the significant exclusions of those from working class origins, women and those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds across the cultural and creative industries, which include the arts, music, publishing, advertising and IT.
Guide

(En)countering resistance: strategies to respond to resistance to gender equality initiatives

This practical guide draws together some effective strategies and tools to prepare for and respond to backlash and resistance to gender equality initiatives.
Fact sheet

Face the facts: gender equality 2018

While progress has been made, Australia still has long way to go to bring about gender equality.
Draft report

Australian live performance industry: draft code of practice

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

Talking about power #MeToo

Following trends on social media, ShelterSA has published this opinion piece, covering the relationship between viral movements such as #MeToo, and gender inequality and power.
Report

Women and men in STEM often at odds over workplace equity

For women working in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) jobs, the workplace is a different, sometimes more hostile environment than the one their male coworkers experience. Discrimination and sexual harassment are seen as more frequent, and gender is perceived as more of an impediment...