Everyone deserves to be safe at work and in their community. But our communities and our workplaces can’t be safe if sexual harassment continues to affect so many. We know that sexual harassment is about more than just individual behaviour. Gender inequality, along with our cultural norms and structures, allow sexual harassment to continue. And we need it to stop.
It’s time that employers and workplaces stamp out sexual harassment. We know what the solutions are, but we need governments and employers to implement them. We need strong action to prevent and respond to sexual harassment, and we need it now. Take a look at our top asks of government to end sexual harassment.
Nobody should be the victim of sexual harassment. But in some states, it’s not against the law to sexually harass volunteers. We’re working to ensure all volunteers and unpaid workers are given full legal protection from sexual harassment, and that charities can act to prevent harassment in their organisation.
You can always get help. Take a look at our resources, created with pro bono support from Russell Kennedy Lawyers. If you’re in an emergency, always call 000.
As a member of the Power to Prevent Coalition, we strongly support the recommendations of Respect@Work, the Sex Discrimination Commissioner’s report into sexual harassment at work. We urge the Australian Government to make crucial changes to make Australian workplaces safer, healthier and more respectful for all.