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Human Rights Commission urges women to get stroppy

Monday, 7 April 2014, 12:38 pm | Human Rights Commission

Human Rights Commissioner for Women, Jackie Blue is urging women to get stroppy to affect change this election year. More >>

Human Rights Commission welcomes Social Progress ranking

Friday, 4 April 2014, 9:36 am | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission has welcomed news that New Zealand has topped the global Social Progress Index (SPI) of 132 countries ranked on social and environmental performance by the Social Progress Imperative and United States NGO. “The Social Progress Index ... More >>

Human Rights Commission on home care workers announcement

Thursday, 3 April 2014, 11:22 am | Human Rights Commission

An announcement that Government will commence negotiations for a sector-wide settlement over travel time for home care workers has been welcomed by the New Zealand Human Rights Commission. More >>

HRC mourns the passing of Dr Merimeri Penfold

Wednesday, 2 April 2014, 3:40 pm | Human Rights Commission

“Academic, iconic New Zealander and wahine toa, Merimeri was an unforgettable person who has left an unforgettable legacy in her wake,” said Chief Commissioner David Rutherford. More >>

Funding gaps for sexual violence victims hurt human rights

Wednesday, 2 April 2014, 3:09 pm | Human Rights Commission

Funding gaps and barriers to specialist services means some victims of sexual violence may never recover from the trauma they experience, according to a submission released by the Human Rights Commission today. More >>

HRC congratulates PSA report on family violence report

Monday, 31 March 2014, 5:02 pm | Human Rights Commission

Economist Suzanne Snively’s report, Productivity Gains from Workplace Protection of Victims of Domestic Violence , finds that domestic violence will cost New Zealand employers at least $368 million over the next year and that workplace protections ... More >>

Human Rights Commission’s position on religion in schools

Friday, 21 March 2014, 4:12 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission’s position on religion in schools is set out in its 2008 booklet, Religion in Schools. The booklet only applies to state primary schools. More >>

Harmful Digital Communications Bill

Thursday, 20 March 2014, 11:45 am | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission welcomes the introduction of the Harmful Digital Communications Bill which aims to address cyberbullying and providing victims with forms of redress. More >>

World Down Syndrome Day opportunity to celebrate diversity

Wednesday, 19 March 2014, 1:25 pm | Human Rights Commission

Human Rights Disability Commissioner, Paul Gibson, challenged all New Zealanders to celebrate and embrace diversity on World Down Syndrome Day. Speaking at the 2014 Down Syndrome Day T4T and the New Zealand Down Syndrome Association (NZDSA) National ... More >>

“Inspiring Change” – International Women’s Day, 8 March

Wednesday, 5 March 2014, 12:46 pm | Human Rights Commission

Jackie Blue, Commissioner for Women’s Rights at the Human Rights Commission, heads for the United Nations in New York on Saturday, International Women’s Day, to ensure New Zealand women’s success stories are heard. More >>

Commissioner supports disabled student's right to return

Wednesday, 26 February 2014, 9:27 am | Human Rights Commission

Human Rights Disability Commissioner, Paul Gibson, welcomes the Auckland High Court decision to reinstate a disabled student back into the school that had expelled him last year. The 14 year old Green Bay High School student has Asperger’s Syndrome. More >>

Human Rights of Indigenous People in the video spotlight

Wednesday, 5 February 2014, 10:12 am | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission is launching a video today at the Iwi Leaders Forum in Waitangi which features iwi leaders reading the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. More >>

Commission releases human rights analysis of Operation Eight

Thursday, 19 December 2013, 2:24 pm | Human Rights Commission

Today the Human Rights Commission released a report on Police actions during Operation Eight concluding that innocent people were exposed to unnecessary trauma and had their human rights negatively impacted. More >>

Report on Human Rights in Canterbury Recovery

Tuesday, 10 December 2013, 9:10 am | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission is releasing a report today calling for people and their human rights to be put at the heart of the recovery in Canterbury, says Chief Commissioner David Rutherford. More >>

Human Rights Commission welcomes growing diversity

Tuesday, 3 December 2013, 2:51 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Commission welcomes the release of census figures showing our Asian communities are the fastest growing ethnicity over the past decade, says Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy. More >>

Non-consensual sterilisation laws for children outdated

Monday, 11 November 2013, 9:10 am | Human Rights Commission

The Government must reform the laws governing non-consensual sterilisation for children, says Disability Rights Commissioner Paul Gibson. Mr Gibson’s call follows TVNZ’s Sunday reporting children as young as 7 years old are being sterilised without their ... More >>

NZX Diversity Figures Show Progress Is Too Slow

Wednesday, 6 November 2013, 1:46 pm | Human Rights Commission

The latest NZX quarterly statistics confirming that only 11% of listed directors are female don’t inspire me that we are making inroads into female representation at Board level said Dr Jackie Blue Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner. More >>

High Court decision that Ministry of Health acted unlawfully

Friday, 4 October 2013, 2:15 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission welcomes yesterday’s High Court decision upholding the rights of disabled people and their families to seek compensation for discrimination under the Ministry of Health's former policy of not paying family carers to provide ... More >>

Commission supports policy to recognise gender identity

Thursday, 26 September 2013, 2:25 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission has given its support to the principled approach taken by the Department of Corrections towards the gender identity of trans prisoners. More >>

Intention to join Open Government Partnership welcomed

Friday, 20 September 2013, 4:09 pm | Human Rights Commission

The New Zealand Human Rights Commission welcomes the Prime Minister’s announcement of New Zealand’s intention to join the Open Government Partnership. More >>

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