Dr Helen Watchirs OAM

Dr Saunders has taken the time and effort to inform the legal and general community about her powerful work on sexual harassment in Australian rural and regional communities. She has assisted in changing attitudes and culture by exposing both the scale of the problem and its harmful impacts, which are not just unpleasant – sexual harassment has a direct impact on worker’s health and wellbeing, and their affects ability to perform job safely. Dr Saunders’ work is serious, responsible, and thoughtful, thus making a significant contribution to the advancement of human rights for people experiencing vulnerability, specifically rural women subjected to sexual harassment.’

Dr Helen Watchirs OAM

ACT President and Human Rights Commissioner