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[Statement read by Alison Aggarwal, Principal Adviser, Sex Discrimination Team, Australian Human Rights Commission]
Impact of domestic violence in the workplace
ILO/Australian Government Side Event
Commission on the Status of Women, 57th Session,
UN Millennium Hotel
1-3pm, Wednesday, 6 March 2013
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Ladies and Gentlemen,
I am pleased to present Working without Fear: Results of the 2012 Sexual Harassment National Telephone Survey, which outlines the findings of the Australian Human Rights Commission’s latest survey on the prevalence, nature and reporting of sexual harassment in Australian workplaces. This is the third such survey undertaken by the Commission and, importantly, it provides the only national and trend data on sexual harassment in Australian workplaces.
Despite being outlawed for over 25 years, sexual harassment remains a problem in our workplaces. In fact, nearly one in five complaints received by the Australian Human Rights Commission under the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (Cth) relate to sexual harassment.
The Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Elizabeth Broderick, will lead a review by the Australian Human Rights Commission of the treatment of women in the Australian Defence Force Academy and Australian Defence Force.
Submissions to Phase One of the Review on the Treatment of Women in the Australian Defence Force Academy and in Australian Defence Force Policies, led by Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Elizabeth Broderick, on behalf of the Australian Human Rights Commission, will be accepted from tomorrow.
Today, Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Elizabeth Broderick released the Report of the Review into the Treatment of Women at the Australian Defence Force Academy.
Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Elizabeth Broderick, has released the Commission’s new research report, Encourage. Support. Act!: Bystander approaches to sexual harassment in the workplace, which examines the role bystanders can play in preventing and reducing the incidence of sexual harassment.