Children's Rights Report 2015 - available now

Children want a family free from violence

Article 19 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child gives to every child the absolute right to live free from all forms of violence, and requires protection for children who are exposed to and witness family and domestic violence....
Monday 7 March 2016
Flower at cemetary

Deaths from family and domestic violence

Enhancing systems to support coronial investigations into domestic / family violence deaths Domestic and family violence homicides are devastating for families and communities. Almost every week in Australia one woman is killed by her current or...
Friday 18 September 2015
girl drawing a house in chalk

A workplace issue and a discrimination issue

Domestic and family violence is a workplace issue. Having domestic/family violence as a new protected attribute in anti-discrimination legislation can provide another avenue of protection for victims and survivors who experience discrimination, as...
Friday 18 September 2015
Gillian Triggs and international delegates

International Cooperation on Women’s Rights and Domestic Violence

Women’s rights and addressing domestic violence feature prominently in the Commission’s international cooperation work.The China-Australia Human Rights Technical Cooperation Program has been in operation since 1998 and is part of the formal human...
Friday 18 September 2015
Photo: bullying - sad girl with another pointing at her

Violence, Harassment and Bullying

Violence, harassment and bullying are human rights issues that profoundly affect the lives of many people in Australia.
Sunday 1 January 2012