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Our strategy and priorities

The idea of human rights is tied closely to what it is to be a fair, safe and inclusive community. But they are made real and given consequences through our laws, policies and structures. Our work is underpinned by a detailed strategy that identifies our priority projects for the years ahead.

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A fair, safe and inclusive Victoria

At the heart of the Commission’s work is a vision for a fair, safe and inclusive Victoria where every person is respected and treated with dignity. To achieve this vision, our Strategic Plan identifies the strategic priorities that will guide our work and the change we hope to see from 2024 to 2026.

Throughout 2023, we consulted with government, stakeholders, our board and our staff to identify areas of need and how we could best use our resources to champion Victorians’ rights.

This strategic priorities identified in the plan will help achieve our long-term goals: for human rights to be central to law and policy development, for people to value and stand up for human rights, and for institutions across sectors to champion human rights and develop, adopt and drive leading practice.

Based on research and feedback from our many stakeholders, our strategic priorities focus on four key areas that will help create enduring change:

  • Embed a culture of human rights
  • Prevent inequality
  • Eliminate racism and hate speech
  • Promote the rights of First Nations people.

These priorities were set based on how we can best contribute to the change we want to see, taking into account our mandate, expertise and current community needs.

Download a copy of the Strategic Plan below.

Strategic Plan 2024–26

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