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Women's rights

Everyone deserves fair treatment – but women often face unfair treatment because of their sex and assumptions about their abilities due to outdated gender stereotypes. Women are also more likely to be sexually harassed than men, which can prevent them from participating fully in paid work or public life. There are laws in Victoria to protect people from discrimination and sexual harassment, and to ensure that everyone can contribute meaningfully to society.

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Flexible work

Key stats

15.5%

is the gender pay gap in Australia

Workplace Gender Equality Agency

Stories

Noura's story

"The boss told me that he had only hired me because he thought I was good looking. It came as a real surprise because, up until then, he had seemed to genuinely value my work."

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