Guide to building human rights culture
The human rights culture indicator framework helps strengthen and measure human rights culture in public authorities in Victoria. The framework is accompanied by a guide to assist public authorities build a culture of human rights within their organisations.
This framework was informed by our experience applying the Charter, expert advice on measuring organisational culture and extensive consultation. The result was a framework designed to help public authorities enhance human rights culture and measure activities that exist when human rights culture is strong.
The Commission has tested the framework with a pilot group of public authorities, which worked well.
We will continue to use the framework as a tool in our work to support authorities to improve their awareness and application of human rights.
The guide explains the Commission’s human rights culture indicator framework and outlines a non-exhaustive list of actions and leading practices to strengthen human rights culture.
The guide supports Victorian public authorities and community organisations by:
- providing guidance on actions public authorities can take to implement the framework across their functions and practices, and monitor their progress
- providing information to community organisations and monitoring bodies on the range of actions public authorities can take to embed human rights culture
- serving as an educative resource to inspire action under the Charter.