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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 >>

Family Violence Policies in workplaces must be supported

Saturday, 25 November 2017, 11:57 am | Human Rights Commission

25 November 2017: The Human Rights Commission has reiterated its support for legislation that would see family violence policies introduced in all New Zealand workplaces. More >>

This is Aotearoa New Zealand: Get used to it

Friday, 24 November 2017, 1:42 pm | Human Rights Commission

A Dunedin man who slammed anyone who supports te reo Māori as a “boring bigot” in a recent opinion piece in the Otago Daily Times needs to remember exactly where he lives, says Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy. More >>

Ombudsman emphasises importance of monitoring seclusion

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 1:11 pm | Human Rights Commission

Ombudsman’s Final Opinion emphasises importance of monitoring best practice delivery 16 November 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 >>

Where to next for children’s rights

Monday, 13 November 2017, 1:06 pm | Human Rights Commission

13 November 2018: Calls from the Children’s Commissioner to ensure that children and the rights of children are at the heart of policy and legislative reform are supported by the Human Rights Commission. More >>

Paid Parental Leave extension announcement welcomed by HRC

Monday, 6 November 2017, 6:24 pm | Human Rights Commission

6 November 2018: The Human Rights Commission has today welcomed news that the Government will be introducing legislation to extend the amount of Paid Parental Leave to 26 weeks by 2020. More >>

Equal pay legislation goes back to the drawing board

Wednesday, 1 November 2017, 4:03 pm | Human Rights Commission

1 November 2018: News that the Government will halt the Employment (Pay Equity and Equal Pay) Bill has been welcomed today by the Human Rights Commission. More >>

Facing our history is crucial to our future - Devoy

Thursday, 28 September 2017, 5:35 pm | Human Rights Commission

Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy has paid tribute to three young women who have changed New Zealand history by making sure we remember our shared history. She also urged whoever formed the nation’s next Government to do the right thing ... More >>

Dame Susan Devoy, Race Relations Commissioner

Thursday, 28 September 2017, 4:30 pm | Human Rights Commission

It was also national politics that brought me to Taranaki a little over a year ago. More >>

NZ Sign Language for final leaders debate a great decision

Monday, 18 September 2017, 12:21 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission has welcomed the news that for the first time a NZ Sign language version of the final leaders’ 1News debate will be available this year. The signed debate will be available for streaming via the channel’s On Demand function ... More >>

Rugby recommendations provide clear pathway forward

Thursday, 7 September 2017, 1:46 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission is pleased to see the Respect and Responsibility review recommendations released today by the Independent Panel, but says the onus is now on NZ Rugby to take concrete steps to implement them. More >>

New stats data about Disabled workforce paint a grim picture

Thursday, 7 September 2017, 11:31 am | Human Rights Commission

7 September 2017: New detailed labour market data has highlighted the significant work needed to create more meaningful employment opportunities for disabled New Zealanders, says the Human Rights Commission. More >>

Conference to develop the pathway for indigenous rights

Monday, 4 September 2017, 3:15 pm | Human Rights Commission

4 September 2017: The Conference on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples will provide a needed pathway forward for indigenous rights in New Zealand, says the Human Rights Commission. More >>

UN recommends NZ Government hold independent inquiry

Tuesday, 29 August 2017, 3:01 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission has welcomed a United Nations human rights committee’s recommendation that the New Zealand Government hold an independent inquiry into the systemic abuse of children and disabled adults held in state institutions. More >>



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