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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 2021, we encouraged Victorians to participate in a week of action to make rights real – with daily tasks on topics from ableism and ageism to LGBTIQ+ and young people’s rights.

Soon we will release what we are doing for 2022. Watch this space!

Sign up to Human Rights Week 2022

Previous events

2021: Make rights real

We encouraged Victorians to participate in a week of action to make rights real – with daily tasks on topics from ableism and ageism to LGBTIQ+ and young people’s rights.

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Level 3, 204 Lygon Street Carlton Victoria 3053

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enquiries@veohrc.vic.gov.au

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1300 292 153 or (03) 9032 3583

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The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission stands on the traditional lands of the Wurundjeri and Boonwurrung Peoples of the Kulin Nation. We recognise their cultures, histories, diversity and deep connection to this land and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

Sovereignty has never been ceded – this land always was, and always will be, Aboriginal land.