a girl raised out the palm of her hand covering half her face, signalling to stop

A national system for domestic and family violence death review

The Australian Human Rights Commission today released a report arguing that Australia should establish mechanisms to improve the collection of nation wide data on patterns and trends in domestic and family violence homicides.In launching the report...
Tuesday 24 January 2017

Commission marks White Ribbon Day

On White Ribbon Day, the Australian Human Rights Commission calls on all Australians to commit to ending violence against women and children.Commission President Professor Gillian Triggs said the national campaign is an important reminder of the...
Tuesday 24 November 2015
cartoon of women of diverse backgrounds behind a sign reading "Stop domestic violence"

Domestic violence is a workplace issue

In an Australian first, members of the Male Champions of Change who employ a collective 600,000 employees have worked with experts to create a practical guide for workplaces looking to respond to domestic and family violence as a workplace issue....
Friday 13 November 2015
Mother and daughter, hand in hand

Domestic violence: $100 million funding raises hope in a week of tragedy

Opinion piece by Professor Gillian Triggs and Megan MitchellThis week we have seen at least four lives tragically cut short at the hands of a partner or family member. Two of these victims were a mother and her unborn baby; the others a 12-year-old...
Friday 25 September 2015
2015 Australians of the Year

Inspiring change in human rights

Every day Australians have the power to promote and advance human rights in society, particularly when they are supported and empowered by their communities. That was one of the key messages from all four 2015 Australians of the Year, who spoke in...
Tuesday 14 July 2015