In 2017, IGEM partnered with the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission Charter Project to set the foundations for the development of a Human Rights Action Plan under its 2017-21 Strategic Plan.

The Commission facilitated a series of sessions with staff to identify action points for the human rights action plan and to identify the human rights impact of IGEM’s current approaches– taking account of the full spectrum of human rights, the range of affected groups, and adjusting that approach through effective organisational learning.

This approach complements the government’s commitment to prioritising human rights in the public sector, and IGEM’s commitment to continuous improvement and community-centred emergency management arrangements.

Read about IGEM's project in the 2017 Report on the operation of the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities (External link)