Topics: Sexual harassment
Equality between men and women is a principle that lies at the heart of a fair and productive society. It is also the key goal of the Sex Discrimination Act 1984, which aims to eliminate discrimination and sexual harassment and promote greater equality in all aspects of the Australian community.
The Act also gives effect to Australia’s obligations under the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.
Despite decades of legislation, sexual harassment still remains a problem in our society.
To learn more about the role of the Sex Discrimination Commissioner and the policy and program work the Australian Human Rights Commission carries out in this area see the Sex Discrimination web-section.
The Commission’s ‘rightsED’ resources/activities around sexual harassment:
Useful Commission resources:
- Sexual harassment: Serious business - the results of the 2008 national telephone survey on sexual harassment
- Effectively preventing and responding to sexual harassment: A Code of Practice for Employers
- Quick Guide to Effectively preventing and responding to sexual harassment
- Know your rights: Sex discrimination and harassment
- Good Practice, Good Business– employer resources
- Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) - Office for Women
- National Plan to Reduce Violence for Women and their Children
- Sexual harassment programs in schools are identified nationally under the National Safe Schools Framework
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