Proudly co-sponsored by ANU College of Law, The Global Institute for Women's Leadership and ANU Gender Institute
Australia has a sexual harassment problem. The Australian Human Rights Commission's 2018 national survey found that almost three-quarters of Australians had experienced sexual harassment in their lifetime – in any given year, one in five women will be sexually harassed in their workplace. The impact on human rights, dignity and workplace productivity is severe. The #MeToo movement and the recent reporting of sexual harassment findings against former High Court judge Dyson Heydon have underscored the immense challenges facing Australians in effectively addressing harassment.
Join us for a conversation between Kieran Pender and Australia's Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins on how Australia and Australians can effectively address sexual harassment in our workplaces. The pair will discuss the recommendations from Kate Jenkins' Respect@Work report, insight from their respective stakeholder consultation campaigns and practical steps organisations can take to promote positive change.
Australia's leading anti-discrimination law researcher, Emerita Professor Margaret Thornton FASSA, FAAL, will introduce the webinar and offer some opening remarks to provide context for the conversation. Kate and Kieran will then discuss their work, followed by a Q&A with the audience.