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Moves on family and sexual violence response welcomed

Wednesday, 29 July 2015, 5:06 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission has welcomed the Government’s launch of a significant new work programme to ensure agencies respond better to family and sexual violence. More >>

Gender Stocktake reveals some ministers have work to do

Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 10:28 am | Human Rights Commission

Try Harder Minister – Gender Stocktake reveals some ministers have a lot of work to do More >>

Gender Diverse standard welcomed

Friday, 17 July 2015, 4:11 pm | Human Rights Commission

Human Rights Commissioner Richard Tankersley today hailed the announcement of the incorporation by Statistics NZ of the ‘gender diverse’ classification into the new statistical standards. More >>

EEO Commissioner welcomes intent of Bill

Monday, 13 July 2015, 11:49 am | Human Rights Commission

EEO Commissioner welcomes intent of Bill Equal Employment Commissioner, Dr Jackie Blue says the intent of the Employment Standards Bill being introduced to parliament soon is welcome and a sign the Government is aware of the unfairness to employees ... More >>

Human Rights Commission to monitor Cyberbullying Law

Wednesday, 1 July 2015, 12:57 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission welcomes new laws to address cyber-bullying and supports a review in a year’s time to check whether the objectives of the legislation are being met. More >>

Keeping Government to account on Human Rights

Tuesday, 30 June 2015, 3:58 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission launched an online tool to monitor the Government’s human rights record today, the first of its kind in the world. More >>

People with disabilities deserve a fair go at work

Monday, 29 June 2015, 1:51 pm | Human Rights Commission

People with disabilities deserve a fair go at work Tracking Equalities at Work research released by the Human Rights Commission yesterday shows that New Zealand’s disabled population has nearly double the level of unemployment than non-disabled people. ... More >>

HRC continues to urge Government to act with dignity

Thursday, 25 June 2015, 3:24 pm | Human Rights Commission

Four years after a series of quakes forever changed the lives of many Canterbury people the Human Rights Commission is continuing to urge Government to treat affected people “reasonably, generously, consistently and with dignity”. More >>

HRC urges NZ to share the peace

Saturday, 20 June 2015, 10:28 am | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission says New Zealand can help its own citizens and also provide refuge to people escaping violence and war. More >>

HRC encourages exchange group to sort things out

Tuesday, 9 June 2015, 11:09 am | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission has encouraged a New Zealand student exchange organisation to contact their Japanese counterparts and work towards resolving an incident where a Dunedin teen was allegedly rejected because of his religion. “We’ve been in ... More >>

Commission pays tribute to Wellington lawyer Lecretia Seales

Friday, 5 June 2015, 5:37 pm | Human Rights Commission

"Lecretia Seales was a brave woman who ignited an important public discussion about assisted death," said Human Rights Commission Legal Manager Janet Anderson-Bidois. More >>

Kiwi teens would benefit from Documentary Edge

Thursday, 4 June 2015, 2:21 pm | Human Rights Commission

As the Documentary Edge Film Festival opens in the Capital, Human Rights Commissioner Jackie Blue says New Zealand teenagers would benefit from watching ‘Waiting for August’. More >>

We must get some guts, we must increase our refugee quota

Wednesday, 3 June 2015, 11:48 am | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission has repeated calls to increase New Zealand’s refugee quota. Speaking at the National Refugee Resettlement Forum today Race Relations Commissioner Susan Devoy said: “In years to come when our children ask us what we did as the ... More >>

MasSiVe Hikoi welcomed by Human Rights Commission

Thursday, 28 May 2015, 12:06 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission is welcoming this week’s MasSiVe hikoi led by Kiwi men who oppose sexual violence. More >>

Using racism to win means you've already lost

Thursday, 28 May 2015, 11:00 am | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission is urging everyday New Zealanders to stand up to racist sports fans and players. More >>

Giving faces to the faceless

Tuesday, 26 May 2015, 2:19 pm | Human Rights Commission

Powerful films and unforgettable documentaries can highlight human rights in ways speeches and documents never will says Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy. More >>

Joining together to get ahead of bullying

Friday, 22 May 2015, 12:45 pm | Human Rights Commission

Releasing the updated 2015 Bullying Prevention Guidelines on Pink Shirt Day at Silverstream School, Chief Human Rights Commissioner, Mr David Rutherford said he is confident that the drive to stop bullying across New Zealand schools is really gaining ground. More >>

UN report says NZ must improve in many areas

Monday, 18 May 2015, 3:35 pm | Human Rights Commission

Significant issues highlighted by the Human Rights Commission have been reflected in the most recent UN report on New Zealand’s human rights performance. More >>

Education is fundamental to the wellbeing of our children

Thursday, 14 May 2015, 12:39 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission is concerned at allegations officials are trying to access information held by schools to locate and deport students’ family members. “Education is a basic human right, the most powerful tool we can give New Zealand ... More >>

Human Rights Commission mourns the passing of Erima Henare

Thursday, 7 May 2015, 2:07 pm | Human Rights Commission

“A tireless leader whose many life achievements include safeguarding New Zealand’s only indigenous language, we mourn the sad and sudden loss of a great son of Ngati Hine,” says Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy. “Last year Erima called ... More >>

 

 

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