Lead the change: End workplace sexual harassment

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About the campaign

Our Watch is calling on Australia’s businesses to lead the change and stop sexual harassment at work. Everyone deserves to be safe, supported and respected at work. This means that sexual harassment, disrespect, and discrimination have no place. 

When you lead the change, you foster innovation and growth in your business. By creating a culture of safety and respect, you help protect your staff, your brand, and the wider community.

What is sexual harassment?

In Australia, one in four women has been sexually harassed at work in the past 12 months.

But it doesn’t have to be this way.

Every business has a responsibility and opportunity to prevent sexual harassment.

Watch this video to understand more about sexual harassment at work.

What is positive duty?

Workplaces have a positive duty to address the drivers of sexual harassment and violence.

Recent Respect@Work Amendments place a positive duty on employers to eliminate, as far as possible, workplace sexual harassment and discrimination, rather than responding after it occurs.

Watch this video to understand more about positive duty.

How to prevent workplace sexual harassment

A 'primary prevention' approach means stopping violence and sexual harassment before it starts.

This requires us to take action in every part of our community, including workplaces.

Watch this video to find out more about preventing sexual harassment at work.

Free factsheets and resources

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Lead the change: How to prevent sexual harassment in your workplace.

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Lead the change: What is sexual harassment in a workplace?

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Lead the change: What is the link between sexual harassment and gender inequality?

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Lead the change: How common is sexual harassment in the workplace?

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Lead the change: Learn about intersectionality and forms of discrimination and oppression.

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Lead the change: Learn about Positive Duty in relation to preventing sexual harassment at work.

Free events and training

CtS training
  • Online via Zoom

  • Free

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  • Auslan Interpreted
  • Screen Reader

This free, 6 hour training has been developed to support people who are new to the primary prevention of violence against women sector.

CtS training

Face-to-face training in Northern Rivers for people wanting to know more about how to put prevention into action, using the Our Watch key framework Change the story.

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  • Online via Zoom

  • Free

  • Captioned
  • Auslan Interpreted
  • Screen Reader

This 60-minute presentation provides a brief, high-level overview of Change the story.