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Human Rights Week

International Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December. On this day in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

 

Every year in December we recognise and celebrate this day through a week of events, connection, and advocacy. We’ve hosted an annual Oration for over twenty years, highlighting human rights issues as they apply to the everyday lives of Victorians.

 

During Human Rights Week, we invite all Victorians to engage in activities and start and continue conversations about human rights.

closeup of a young woman outdoors showing a notepad in front of her with the text we are equal written in it

Rights in action

In 2022, we partnered with several Commissions to encourage Victorians to take part in a week of daily actions to challenge their knowledge of human rights and implement this knowledge in a practical way.

The week’s actions are all below.

2022: A week of action for human rights

Human rights across Victoria

To deliver 2022’s week of action, we partnered with the following Commissions as we all share a vision for a fairer, more inclusive, and respectful Victoria:

Commissioner for LGBTIQ+ Communities

Commission for Children and Young People

Mental Health Complaints Commissioner

Victorian Disability Worker Commission

Victorian Multicultural Commission

Previous events

2022: Rights in action

We partnered with several Commissions to encourage Victorians to take part in a week of daily actions to challenge their knowledge of human rights and implement this knowledge in a practical way.

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General enquiries
enquiries@veohrc.vic.gov.au

Reception
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Enquiry line
1300 292 153 or (03) 9032 3583

Interpreters
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Media enquiries
0447 526 642

The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission acknowledge we work on the traditional lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We also work remotely and serve communities on the lands of other Traditional Custodians.

We pay our respects to their Elders past and present.