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Domestic and family violence

Submission to Inquiry into Domestic Violence and Gender Inequality (2016)

Submission to Inquiry into Domestic Violence and Gender Inequality

4 April 2016

 

Australian of the Year Rosie Batty

The Australian Human Rights Commission warmly congratulates Rosie Batty on her selection as Australian of the Year.

“She has taught us that out of tragedy and grief comes immense power - the power to positively impact on one of the gravest human rights abuses happening in Australia today - domestic and family violence,” said Commission President Gillian Triggs.

Sex Discrimination Commissioner Elizabeth Broderick said that Rosie Batty is a superb choice as 2015 Australian of the Year.

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Sex Discrimination Commissioner Elizabeth Broderick is calling on all Australians to stand up to end violence against women and children.

November 25 marks the UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, heralding 16 days of global activism to eradicate violence against women and children.

Making visible the violence against women with disability

Disability and Inclusion: Key issues for women and girls with disabilities in Australia. Australian Women Against Violence Alliance (AWAVA) parallel event, Commission on the Status of Women, 58th Session

Violence a major issue on International Women’s Day

Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Elizabeth Broderick, said today that International Women’s Day is an opportunity for us all to stop and reflect on the fact that every country in the world, including Australia, tolerates violence against women.

The pros and cons of a Convention on the elimination of violence against women and girls

 

[Statement read by Alison Aggarwal, Principal Adviser, Sex Discrimination Team, Australian Human Rights Commission]

Violence against women is a workplace issue

Impact of domestic violence in the workplace
ILO/Australian Government Side Event
Commission on the Status of Women, 57th Session,
UN Millennium Hotel

1-3pm, Wednesday, 6 March 2013

 

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Australian visit of UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women, Rashida Manjoo

Rashida Manjoo - UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women

The UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women, Rashida Manjoo has now completed her study tour in Australia.

2010 Media Release: We can work together to stop violence against women

Race and Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Graeme Innes, said he was proud to stand with other men from around Australia and the world today as a White Ribbon Ambassador, drawing attention to the elimination of the scourge of violence against women.

2010 Media Release: 16 Days: Commissioner reiterates call for National Plan

As we enter the 16 Days Campaign tomorrow, Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Elizabeth Broderick has reiterated her call to the Australian Government to further their leadership in addressing violence against women in Australia by releasing the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children.