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Violence Harassment and Bullying

Universities partner on sexual assault survey

A nation-wide survey to assess the extent of sexual assault and sexual harassment of university students will be launched today by the Australian Human Rights Commission and Universities Australia.

A representative sample of students from Australia’s 39 universities will be asked to participate in the survey, which is supported by the National Union of Students and the National Tertiary Education Union.

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.

Commission welcomes announcement of Terms of Reference

The Australian Human Rights Commission has welcomed today’s announcement by the Prime Minister of the terms of reference for the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

“The Australian Human Rights Commission welcomes the appointment of a cross-section of Commissioners with expertise and/or experience in very relevant fields,” said Commission President, Gillian Triggs.

Human rights and the Internet

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The Internet provides unparalleled opportunities for the promotion and advancement of certain rights

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.

2010 Media Release: Far too many Australians are blighted by bullying behaviour

Violence, harassment and bullying is damaging the lives of far too many Australians, President of the Australian Human Rights Commission Catherine Branson QC, will outline tomorrow in her annual Human Rights Day Oration.

2011 Media Release: National violence plan a landmark moment

Australia’s Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Elizabeth Broderick, said Australia has taken a great stride forward in eliminating one of the greatest human rights abuses that exists in our country today by releasing the new National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and Their Children 2010-2022.

2011 Media Release: Bullying: stand up and take action safely

The Australian Human Rights Commission welcomes Australia’s first National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence and the launch of the revised National Safe Schools Framework.

2011 Media Release: There must be zero tolerance for abuse in the native title context

‘Lateral violence’ is the name given to aggressive, bullying or harassing behaviour within communities that is often the result of disadvantage, discrimination and oppression and arises from working within a society that is not designed for ‘our way of doing things’, Commissioner Gooda will tell a native title conference in Brisbane today.