Submission to Inquiry into Domestic Violence and Gender Inequality
4 April 2016
4 April 2016
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.
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.
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
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.
[Statement read by Alison Aggarwal, Principal Adviser, Sex Discrimination Team, Australian Human Rights Commission]
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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Ladies and Gentlemen,
The UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women, Rashida Manjoo has now completed her study tour in Australia.
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.
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.