Community Engagement

16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence

The IEUA WA Branch joins with other Australian unions in supporting the United Nations’ 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence campaign which commences on Sunday 25 November and runs until Monday 10 December, Human Rights Day.

This comes as the ACTU’s survey on sexual harassment in the workplace is in progress, as well as the Human Right Commission’s inquiry into sexual harassment.

The preliminary results of the ACTU’s survey, published earlier this month, showed that more than 1 in 2 women have been sexually harassed at work.

In a media release, ACTU President, Michele O’Neil stated, “Employers have a huge role to play in ending sexual harassment. This is a systemic issue in the workplace and employers cannot sit on their hands.

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