The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission (VEOHRC) has filed a submission in proceedings relating to the approval of the Metropolitan Fire and Emergency Services Board and United Firefighters Union Operational Agreement 2016 (Operational Agreement) at the Fair Work Commission.

The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commissioner Kristen Hilton has today praised the Victorian Government’s investment in gender equity in the construction industry as a step in the right direction.

The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission (VEOHRC) has today been granted leave to be heard in proceedings relating to the approval of the Metropolitan Fire and Emergency Services Board and United Firefighters Union Operational Agreement 2016 (Operational Agreement) at the Fair Work Commission.

The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission (VEOHRC) sought leave yesterday to intervene in proceedings relating to the approval of the Metropolitan Fire and Emergency Services Board and United Firefighters Union Operational Agreement 2016 (Operational Agreement) at the Fair Work Commission.

Members of the Victorian-based Male Champions of Change National group (established in 2015) have achieved gender balance, or progress towards balance, in 83 per cent of organisational leadership categories assessed by the group, up from 63 per cent in 2016.

The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission is proud to announce the release of Equal Opportunity in Golf, a practical guide to preventing unlawful discrimination and harassment in Australia’s golf clubs.

Each year on International Women's Day, the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission expresses our profound concern about sexual harassment in Victoria's workplaces. This year, at least, the issue needs no introduction. Day after day, sexual misconduct scandals have consumed our front pages. This is progress. But I'm here to press for more.

Monday, 26 February 2018 11:30

Sexual harassment at work hasn't gone away

Twenty-two years ago the Commission published a series of award-winning posters about sexual harassment, created by advertising agency McCann-Erikson.

Wednesday, 14 February 2018 15:58

Sexual harassment complaints on the rise

The Commission has seen an increase in enquiries and complaints regarding sexual harassment, particularly from young women. This may well be a result of continued media attention on the issue prompting women to speak up and contact us.

The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission today welcomed the Supreme Court ruling that will allow the release of the Independent Equity and Diversity Review of Country Fire Authority (CFA) and Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB).

The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission will today launch the Guideline: Family violence services and accommodation as a result of Recommendation 141 from the Royal Commission into Family Violence.

For me, Mother’s Day is one of the best days of the year. Putting its commercialisation aside, I love that on this one day people all across the country are thinking of their mums and, if they’re lucky enough to still have them around, thanking them for everything they have done.

Our mothers were born into a world much different to our own. In her lifetime, my mother has seen women go from being a rarity in the workplace to being a staple of the workforce.

International Women’s Day is a day to celebrate women and all their achievements, reflect on the challenges women continue to face, and take actions to further the march towards gender equality in our homes, in our workplaces and in our broader community.

The Commission has provided a submission on the Exposure Draft of the Marriage Amendment (Same-Sex Marriage) Bill.

The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission congratulates the Victorian Government on the release of its Gender Equality Strategy.

Thursday, 08 September 2016 06:30

Equal Pay Day is a reminder of gender inequality

Today is Equal Pay Day, which marks the extra time from the end of the financial year that women have to work in order to earn the same amount as men.

Each year, the Victorian Honour Roll celebrates 20 exceptional women who have made a significant and lasting contribution to their local community, the nation or the world.

Women with an intellectual disability are almost 70 per cent more likely to be victims of domestic violence, but they are often overlooked by shelters and support services because their needs are seen as too complicated, as reported by the ABC's PM program on 26 May.

Recent news coverage has reported on a story of a primary school refusing a female student’s request to wear pants to school. The Grade 1 student wished to wear pants because she was uncomfortable playing sport, running and climbing in her heavy school tunic and thick stockings. Although the school has agreed to allow the girl to wear pants after her parents raised it with the school and is reconsidering its policy, the incident has raised the issue of discrimination based on sex in the area of education.

The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission, Domestic Violence Victoria and Vic Health are partnering with the Centre for Advancing Journalism to investigate how media coverage influences community attitudes towards violence against women.

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