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Human Rights Oration 2019 with Virginia Trioli

The annual Human Rights Oration is the flagship event during Human Rights Week. Each year, the Commission invites a leading thinker in human rights – writers, academics, policy-makers, lawyers – to reflect on the state of human rights in Australia and what lies ahead.

Human Rights Oration 2019 with Virginia Trioli

What have we learnt about sex, power and sexual harassment in the last 25 years? That’s the question at the heart of journalist Virginia Trioli’s new edition of her acclaimed 1996 book Generation F.

The #MeToo movement and a greater acknowledgement of sexual harassment as a symptom of gender inequality have refocused our attention on women’s experiences of sexual harassment – but all the evidence tells us there’s still a way to go.

About Virginia Trioli

Virginia Trioli is presenter on Mornings on ABC Radio Melbourne and the former co-host of ABC News Breakfast.

A two-time Walkley Award winner, Virginia joined ABC Local Radio in 2001 from The Bulletin, and for eight years hosted the Drive Program on 774 ABC Melbourne, and the Morning Program on 702 ABC Sydney.

Virginia also presented Lateline on Friday nights in Sydney, and was a regular TV contributor on Insiders and Sunday Arts on ABC TV.

Prior to broadcasting Virginia spent nine years as a news reporter, features writer, assistant news editor and columnist in Melbourne.

Watch the Oration


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