Dr. Skye Charry

Australia's Leading Expert in Sexual Harassment in Rural Communities

Profile

Dr. Skye Charry is an Associate Professor in the School of Law at the University of New England and is a recognised expert in the field of sex discrimination law.

Current Work:
Skye also has a background as a sex discrimination lawyer and continues to consult as special counsel on sex discrimination matters for various law firms. She conducts workplace gender equity reviews for federal and state governments and runs sexual harassment and cultural training for government, industry and other organisations around the country.

She is an Honorary Associate Professor at the Australian National University College of Law (where she was formerly the Head of the School of Legal Practice), is the Deputy Chair of the ACT Ministerial Advisory Council for Women and twice served as the Vice President of YWCA Canberra.

Skye has been researching, presenting and consulting on issues of workplace sexual harassment for more than 15 years. Her work ‘Whispers from the Bush- The Workplace Sexual Harassment of Australian Rural Women’ (2015, Federation Press) was the first Australian research to explore the complex issue of sexual harassment in rural and remote workplaces.

In 2017 the Victorian Women’s Trust produced a short documentary film called Grace Under Fire which is based on Skye’s research on sexual harassment in rural workplaces.

In 2018, 2019 and 2020, Skye was selected to attend the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women in New York with the YWCA Australia delegation. Skye was also recently awarded the Chancellor’s Distinguished Young Alumni Award (University of Canberra).

Expertise

Talking Points
From Whispers to Song
In Confidence
True Champions
Empowered
Workshop for Young Women and Girls
Workshop for Young Men and Boys

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