Inquiry into the rights of women and children

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Senator the Hon Penny Wong, asked the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade – Human Rights Subcommittee to inquire into the rights of women and children.

The JSCFADT Human Rights Subcommittee invites submissions addressing one or more of the terms of reference to the inquiry by Friday, 16 December 2022.

Submitters are requested to carefully consider the material provided in submissions. Given the sensitive nature of the inquiry, the Subcommittee has determined that submissions that identify individuals in relation to allegations of human rights abuses may be accepted as confidential or have names redacted before publishing.

The Subcommittee will not accept material which includes graphic images of alleged human rights abuses to the inquiry.

While personal experiences may be provided to support evidence related to the terms of reference, submitters should note that the Subcommittee cannot intervene in individual human rights cases.

For further information, please contact the secretariat on (02) 6277 2205 or Humanrights.Reps@aph.gov.au

 

 

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade
PO Box 6021
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 2313
jscfadt@aph.gov.au

About this inquiry

The Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade has commenced an inquiry into matters related to the rights of women and children.

Track Inquiry

Past Public Hearings

23 Nov 2022: Canberra

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Inquiry Status

Accepting Submissions

How to make a submission

The committee invites individuals and organisations to send in their opinions and proposals in writing (submissions)

Accessibility

If you require any special arrangements to enable you to participate in the Committee's inquiry, please contact the Committee Secretariat.

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