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Priority issues for disabled New Zealanders welcomed

Thursday, 15 March 2018, 9:49 am | Human Rights Commission

Priority issues for disabled New Zealanders welcomed by Disability Rights Commissioner The List of Issues about New Zealand’s compliance with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities has been welcomed by the Human Rights ... More >>

NZers come together to celebrate Race Relations Day

Friday, 9 March 2018, 1:30 pm | Human Rights Commission

9 March 2018: Kiwis’ positive attitudes to our increasingly diverse communities are shining through as groups throughout the country finalise plans to celebrate Race Relations Day. More >>

End of Life Choice Bill poses significant risks to disabled

Wednesday, 7 March 2018, 1:23 pm | Human Rights Commission

End of Life Choice Bill poses significant risks to disabled New Zealanders 7 March 2018: Disability Rights Commissioner Paula Tesoriero says the End of Life Choice Bill undermines years of work to change perceptions of disabled people in New Zealand ... More >>

Good Employer data released

Tuesday, 6 March 2018, 3:41 pm | Human Rights Commission

7 March 2018: Data released today by the Human Rights Commission shows a positive shift from Crown entities to meet their obligations as good employers but demonstrates more needs to be done to incorporate employees with disabilities. More >>

Commission welcomes Cabinet announcement on BORA amendment

Tuesday, 27 February 2018, 10:55 am | Human Rights Commission

27 February 2018: The Prime Minister’s announcement regarding an amendment to the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act (BORA) has been welcomed by the Human Rights Commission. More >>

Human Rights Commission supports review

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 6:32 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission supports the announcement from Minister of Justice Andrew Little for a review regarding internal sexual harassment claims. More >>

Delivering pay equity for mental health workers positive

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 5:02 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Government’s announcement that it will enter pay equity talks with unions representing mental health workers is a positive move, says the Human Rights Commission. More >>

Decision overturning care ruling welcomed by HRC

Friday, 9 February 2018, 3:30 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission welcomes the decision by the Court of Appeal to overturn the Ministry of Health’s ruling about how much a mother received for caring for her son full-time. More >>

An important moment in the history of human rights

Thursday, 1 February 2018, 12:50 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission has welcomed today’s announcement by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Minister for Children Tracey Martin that there will be a Royal Commission of Inquiry into Historical Abuse in State Care. More >>

HRC mourns community leader Hashem Slaimankhel

Monday, 29 January 2018, 1:46 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission has paid tribute to Auckland community leader and advocate Hashem Slaimankhel who was murdered by terrorists while visiting Afghanistan. “We have lost a great New Zealander. A humble man and a leader who worked and volunteered ... More >>

Holocaust survivors inspire awarded Anti-Racism campaign

Thursday, 25 January 2018, 1:16 pm | Human Rights Commission

New Zealanders who survived the Holocaust have helped inspire the Human Rights Commission’s anti-racism campaigns. Tomorrowmarks UN Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 73rd anniversary of the liberation of the German Concentration and Extermination camp, Auschwitz. ... More >>

Attitudes towards students with disabilities must change

Thursday, 11 January 2018, 3:17 pm | Human Rights Commission

11 January 2018: The recent case of an autistic boy having to move schools due to bullying is a clear indication that more has to be done to change attitudes towards children with disabilities and address bullying in schools, says the Human Rights ... More >>

Report emphasises monitoring best practice delivery

Monday, 18 December 2017, 2:24 pm | Human Rights Commission

Ombudsman’s Final Opinion emphasises importance of monitoring best practice delivery 18 December 2017: A Final Opinion released by the Ombudsman has emphasised again the need for regular monitoring of schools when it comes to the use of seclusion, ... More >>

Pay gap reducing efforts need to be redoubled

Thursday, 7 December 2017, 1:38 pm | Human Rights Commission

7 December 2017: A concerted effort to eliminate ethnic pay gaps will be required if we are to achieve the Prime Minister’s and the Minister for Women’s goal of closing the gender pay gap in the core public services over the next four years, ... More >>

Human Rights Commission Pays Tribute to Wellington Mayor

Thursday, 7 December 2017, 12:04 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission was hosted by Wellington Mayor Justin Lester this week as the Capital’s mayor and councilors were presented with Give Nothing to Racism pins by Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy. New Zealander of the Year Taika ... More >>

Proud To Be Me - An Open Letter from Paula Tesoriero

Thursday, 30 November 2017, 10:45 am | Human Rights Commission

Nearly a quarter of us live with disability. Mothers, fathers, children, grandchildren. Of all ethnicities, incomes and living across Aotearoa. More >>

Disability Pride: What Does it Really Mean?

Thursday, 30 November 2017, 8:16 am | Human Rights Commission

The Kiwi behind the idea for New Zealand’s Disability Pride Week is Wellingtonian, Nick Ruane, board member Disabled People’s Assembly. We ask him about the significance of the week for disabled New Zealanders, what “claiming our place” means and ... More >>

Why have a Disability Pride Week?

Thursday, 30 November 2017, 8:09 am | Human Rights Commission

Where did the idea for Disability Pride Week come from? We talk to Rachel Noble, disability rights advocate and leader who has headed several agencies including the Disabled Person’s Assembly NZ and Deaf Aotearoa More >>

Disability Pride Week: People First Card of the Year

Tuesday, 28 November 2017, 5:11 pm | Human Rights Commission

“A chance for artists with learning disabilities to express what the logo of People First means to them. the image of a butterfly flying free is steeped in the history of the organisation and symbolises people gaining freedom from institutionalism and ... More >>

Auckland Mayor Gives Nothing to Racism

Monday, 27 November 2017, 8:40 pm | Human Rights Commission

Auckland Mayor Gives Nothing to Racism 27 November 2017: Auckland’s Mayor is taking a stand against racism in New Zealand by endorsing the Human Rights Commission’s campaign to tackle casual racism. Mayor Phil Goff says he is proud to lead the city ... More >>



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