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The Victorian Government is aiming to remove barriers around new birth certificates for trans, gender diverse and intersex Victorians. The Commission welcomes any change to the current legislation so that people are free to change the gender on their birth certificate without having to undergo sex reassignment surgery.
In events and activities over the past few days there has been a disturbing demonstration of racial and religious hatred and intolerance towards people in the Muslim community in Victoria. This behaviour is not acceptable and it is up to all of us to call it when we see it…
The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission welcomes today's release of the Royal Commission into Family Violence report.
The Commission welcomes the rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) across Victoria – now only 100 days away.
The Commission welcomes the announcement of a $500,000 grants program for LGBTI Multicultural communities. The grants are a step towards reducing the discrimination that many LGBTI people from culturally diverse backgrounds face in our community and are the first of their kind in Australia. 
Cultural Diversity Week kicked off on Saturday 12 March 2016 with a full program of activities and experiences for all Victorians. Everyone's invited to join in the fun, and in the conversation online with #StandInHarmony. 
On this International Women’s Day we celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. It is also a time to reflect on the challenges that lie ahead. This year’s theme for International Women’s Day is #genderparity.
The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission is calling for expressions of interest from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and graphic designers.
The Commission welcomes today’s announcement to increase access to men’s behaviour change programs, which will help break the cycle of family violence in Victoria.
Victorians come from more than 200 countries, speak 260 languages and dialects and follow 135 religious faiths. In less than a month, we get to celebrate our multiculturalism and community spirit during Cultural Diversity Week.
The ACT Government has passed new laws which acknowledges that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples hold distinct cultural rights and must not be denied the right to maintain, protect and develop their culture. 
The Commission acknowledges the passing of the Relationship Amendment Bill 2015 in Victorian Parliament on Wednesday 10 February.
The Commission would like to congratulate Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commissioner Kate Jenkins on her appointment as the federal Sex Discrimination Commissioner.
Sport and Recreation Victoria, in collaboration with the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission will be offering training opportunities to become a MPIO throughout 2016.
Nominations for the 2016 Victorian Disability Awards are now open. The awards recognise people who make an outstanding contribution to empower people with a disability and create an inclusive community.
In a symbolic bid to rectify past injustices, the Victorian Government will make a formal apology to those in the community who have been forced to live with the stigma of a criminal record for over three decades.
Some of Victoria’s most vulnerable groups are still experiencing discrimination when applying for private rental accommodation, making it difficult for them to secure an affordable home.
In Review Decision A72/2015 (decision on publication), the Police Registration and Services Board considered the human rights of witnesses to police misconduct in considering whether it was in the public interest to publish material in a disciplinary decision that could lead to witness identification. The Board requested submissions from the…
The Commission wishes the Victorian finalists of the Australian of the Year Awards good luck, and thanks them for their service to the Victorian community.
The first week of 2016 is yet to draw to a close but we have already seen a spate of inappropriate workplace behaviours which have sex discrimination at their core.
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