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The signatories to this Charter agree to continue working together with the LIV to form a common understanding and collective focus towards addressing attitudes that give rise to gender inequality.

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Download the Charter for the Advancement of Women. The Charter seeks to unite the Victorian legal profession in supporting women and gender equality in the workplace.

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The Charter for the Advancement of Women Guidelines provide examples to assist law practices to fulfill their Charter commitments in respect of women in the profession.

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Charter for the Advancement of Women

The LIV Charter for the Advancement of Women seeks to unite the Victorian legal profession in supporting women and gender equality in the workplace.

The LIV encourages all Victorian legal and justice workplaces, to sign up to the Charter.

The LIV has adopted the NSW Law Society’s Charter for the Advancement of Women in the Legal Profession and its accompanying Guidelines, recognising the importance of a consistent approach across Uniform Law jurisdictions.

The LIV Charter prompts signatories to establish procedurally fair and transparent sexual discrimination and harassment complaints processes, among other commitments.

The Charter aims to promote and support strategies to retain women from all backgrounds in the profession over the course of their careers, including women with disability, and encourage their progression into senior executive and management positions.

The Guidelines accompanying the Charter provide examples to assist law practices to fulfil their Charter commitments in respect of women in the profession.

The signatories to the Charter agree to continue working together with the LIV to form a common understanding and collective focus towards addressing attitudes that give rise to gender inequality.

Resources

The LIV has a dedicated LIV Sexual Harassment Resources webpage. 
 
The webpage includes the LIV Sexual Harassment Framework Policy & Model Template. This is a one-page template policy to combat sexual harassment in the workplace that legal workplaces can adapt and implement.

Contact

For any questions relating to the Charter, please email LIVCharter@liv.asn.au
 

 

Support Services

  • Sexual Harassment – Changing Workplace Culture

    Essential training that challenges what each of us can do to reduce the harm to individuals, organisations and the profession as a result of sexual harassment. Delivered by a trained facilitator.

    Wed 29 Sep - 01:00 PM
    Online

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  • Sexual Harassment – Prevention & Positive Action

    The Law Institute of Victoria and Victorian Women Lawyers invite you to join us for our upcoming panel discussion on sexual harassment in the legal profession. This event is free, however registration is essential.

    Thu 30 Sep - 05:30 PM
    Online

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    LIV members have free access to a diverse range of private and confidential advice – face to face, over the phone or online.
    Services are delivered by our new partner AccessEAP.


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