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Investing in care: Recognising and valuing those who care

The Australian Human Rights Commission is focused on addressing sex discrimination and promoting gender equality in Australia – and ensuring the economic and financial security of all women. The Investing in care: Recognising and valuing those who...
2013
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Working without fear: Results of the Sexual Harassment National Telephone Survey

n 2012, the Australian Human Rights Commission conducted its third national telephone survey on sexual harassment. The survey is important because it provides the only national and trend data on sexual harassment in Australian workplaces.
2012

Encourage. Support. Act!: Bystander Approaches to Sexual Harassment in the Workplace (2012)

Encourage. Support. Act!Bystander Approaches to Sexual Harassment in the WorkplaceWritten by Paula McDonald, Queensland University of Technology and Michael Flood, University of Wollongong for theAustralian Human Rights CommissionJune 2012 
2012

Women in Male-Dominated Industries (2012)

In 2010, the Australian Human Rights Commission examined the key reforms required to achieve gender equality in Australia in a report entitled Gender Equality Blueprint 2010.
2012
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Know your rights: Sex discrimination and sexual harassment

Sex discrimination is when a person is treated less favourably than a person of the opposite sex would be treated in the same or similar circumstances.
2012
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Australian study tour report - Visit of the UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women

In April 2012, the current UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women, including its causes and consequences, Ms Rashida Manjoo, accepted an invitation to conduct a study tour to Australia. This was the first visit to Australia ever undertaken...
2012

Mechanisms for advancing women’s human rights: A guide to using the Optional Protocol to CEDAW and other international complaint mechanisms

This is a practical guide for lawyers, advocates and women experiencing violations of their rights on how to use the Optional Protocol to CEDAW and other international complaint mechanisms to seek redress for alleged violations of women’s human...
2011
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Gender Equality Blueprint (2010)

Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Elizabeth Broderick, launched her Gender Equality Blueprint 2010 at the National Press Club today, 23 June 2010, saying that, in the wake of securing the major reform of paid parental leave scheme for Australia,...
2010

Striking the Balance - Women, men, work and family

Striking the Balance: Women, men, work and family sets out the key demographic changes facing Australian society. It also looks at the questions facing individuals, families, employers and governments.
2010

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