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Respect@Work: Sexual Harassment National Inquiry Report (2020)

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Women in the 21st Century

As President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, I frequently have the privilege of speaking at a range of events here and abroad, on topics far and wide.

This week, I was asked to speak in Sydney for the Union, University and Schools Club about why we have International Women’s Day and whether it is still relevant today. It gave me an opportunity to reflect on my own life, the women who influenced me, the suffragettes and, of course, how life for women has changed, and how much more needs to be done.

This is some of what I had to say.

Is it coming up roses yet? Women in the 21st century

International Women’s Day Lunch

Union, University and Schools Club

Thank you to the Union, University and Schools Club for inviting me to speak and to Dr Mary Forbes for reaching out to. This is a wonderful event. Full of pride, full of celebration—and full of women and supportive men!

Let me begin by acknowledging the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation and pay my respect to Elders, past, present and emerging, and also to acknowledge any Indigenous guests attending today.

Is it coming up roses yet? Women in the 21st century

Union, University and Schools Club

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Sex Discrimination Commissioner launches Respect@Work report of the National Inquiry into Sexual Harassment in Australian Workplaces

Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins has today launched Respect@Work, the Australian Human Rights Commission’s report of the National Inquiry into Sexual Harassment in Australian Workplaces 2020.

International Women's Day

International Women’s Day initially commemorated the achievements and legacies of women’s movements in the early twentieth century. At the turn of the twentieth century, suffrage movements in Australia, Europe, and America succeeded in amending legislation to protect women’s legal and political rights including the right to vote, the right to stand for election to parliament, marriage law and property law.

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Respect@Work: Community Guide to the Sexual Harassment National Inquiry Report (2020)

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Inquiry into the effectiveness of the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (Cth) in eliminating discrimination and promoting gender equality

Results of major survey into sexual harassment of retail and fast food workers finds women and younger workers at risk

Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins has today launched a report on the results of a survey into the prevalence, nature and reporting of sexual harassment of retail, fast food and warehousing workers.
The results have revealed that female workers and younger workers, often in their first jobs, are particularly at risk of workplace sexual harassment.

Everyone's Business: Sexual harassment of SDA members (2019)

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