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

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Respect@Work webinar - Unions

Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins discusses the Australian Human Rights Commission's landmark 2020 report Respect@Work.

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Disability Discrimination Commissioner joins Play by the Rules

Disability Discrimination Commissioner Dr Ben Gauntlett will join the management committee of Play by the Rules, the national program to make grass roots sports safe, fair and inclusive.

Dr Gauntlett joins his Australian Human Rights Commission colleague, Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins (co-chair), and South Australia’s Equal Opportunity Commissioner Dr Niki Vincent representing the Australian Council of Human Rights Authorities on the committee. 

Legal Practitioners: Respect@Work Webinar

Join Australia's Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins and barrister Kate Eastman SC to discuss AHRC's 2020 report Respect@Work

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Sex Discrimination Commissioner launches series of Respect@Work Webinars

Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins will lead a series of virtual webinars to explain the key findings and recommendations of Respect@Work, the Australian Human Rights Commission's landmark 18-month national inquiry into sexual harassment in Australian workplaces.

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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