In 2020 Human Rights Week will be a virtual program of human rights related events and activities hosted by the Victorian Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (VHREOC), beginning on Thursday 3 December and ending on Thursday 10 December – International Human Rights Day.

Anyone can participate in Human Rights Week.

In a year like no other, the unfamiliar environment and extreme circumstances Victorians have experienced have raised public consciousness and discussion of human rights. Human Rights Week this year is an opportunity for Victorians to reflect on the lessons from the year that was, and explore how a human rights led recovery could help create a more equal, sustainable and resilient future.


Free events include Equality Talks - a series of public events focused on equality, discrimination and human rights.  VHREOC will be hosting Equality Talks events that focus on ‘building back better’ in the COVID-19 recovery:

New frontiers (External link) - 8 December - will explore new and emerging human rights issues and how we should respond

View all the week's events (External link)