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World AIDS Day: living free from stigma

World AIDS Day, held each year on 1 December, is a day to show support for people living with HIV and to commemorate all those who have died of AIDS-related conditions.Human Rights Commissioner Edward Santow said World AIDS Day also provides an...
Wednesday 30 November 2016

Intersex rights are human rights

Intersex Australians received a message of support today from the Australian Human Rights Commission, marking Intersex Awareness Day on 26 October 2016.“We reaffirm our commitment to protecting and promoting the human rights of people with intersex...
Wednesday 26 October 2016
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Draft bill an ‘important next step’ towards marriage equality

The Federal Attorney-General’s draft same-sex marriage bill is an important step towards marriage equality, said Australia’s Human Rights Commissioner, Edward Santow.“The Australian Human Rights Commission considers the release of the exposure draft...
Tuesday 11 October 2016
Happy Wear It Purple Day

Purple, the colour of pride

The Commission is celebrating Wear it Purple Day along with thousands of other Australians in support of young LGBTI people around the country.Wear it Purple is aimed at encouraging young LGBTI people to feel safe, supported and proud of who they...
Friday 26 August 2016
United Nations

Commission welcomes establishment of UN Independent Expert on Sexual...

On 30 June 2016 members of the UN Human Rights Council voted to appoint an Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.The Independent Expert will assess the implementation of...
Friday 1 July 2016

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