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Suggested change to Birth, Deaths and Marriages Act welcomed

Friday, 10 August 2018, 5:20 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights commission is delighted that the Governance Administration Committee has recommended a human rights approach in simplifying the process to update sex details on birth certificates. More >>

Shortland Street highlights need for balanced information

Wednesday, 1 August 2018, 4:26 pm | Human Rights Commission

1 August 2018: Disability Rights Commissioner Paula Tesoriero says the current storyline on New Zealand drama Shortland Street emphasises the need for balanced information about Down syndrome. More >>

New domestic violence law will help victims

Thursday, 26 July 2018, 9:29 am | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission welcomed the final reading of the Domestic Violence Victims Protection Act which will come into force early next year. According to consultation recently carried out by the Human Rights Commission with a range of women’s organisations, ... More >>

UN women’s rights committee calls for new strategy

Tuesday, 24 July 2018, 11:45 am | Human Rights Commission

UN women’s rights committee calls for new strategy on violence against women and a Royal Commission of Inquiry into Family Court More >>

Equality at work is improving but at a glacial pace

Tuesday, 3 July 2018, 10:28 am | Human Rights Commission

Women continue to feature in negative labour market indicators according to a new report from the Human Rights Commission. More >>

Gender Pay Principles offer blueprint for pay equity

Monday, 2 July 2018, 6:28 pm | Human Rights Commission

2 July 2018: The Gender Pay Principles, announced today by the Minister for Women and the Minister for State Services, will provide a blueprint for the public service to reach its 2021 deadline of closing its gender pay gap, said the Equal Employment ... More >>

Employers offered family violence model policy

Monday, 2 July 2018, 11:58 am | Human Rights Commission

2 July 2018: The Human Rights Commission congratulates a group of pioneering employers who have published a model workplace policy on family violence and encourages other firms to take it up. More >>

WHO moves on transgender classification welcomed

Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 4:16 pm | Human Rights Commission

AN INTERNATIONAL health agency’s removal of transgender identities from its list of mental disorders should be reflected in legislation currently before the New Zealand Parliament, the Human Rights Commission (HRC) says. More >>

Commission welcomes progress on family violence legislation

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 9:27 am | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission welcomes the support shown in Parliament last night for legislation that would see family violence policies introduced in New Zealand workplaces. More >>

Let’s stop punishing mothers - EEO Commissioner

Tuesday, 29 May 2018, 11:26 am | Human Rights Commission

Women who take time out to have children deserve better from the businesses which employ them, the Human Rights Commission says. More >>

Changes at Human Rights Commission

Friday, 25 May 2018, 11:18 am | Human Rights Commission

Disability Rights Commissioner Paula Tesoriero will be the acting head of the Human Rights Commission from today. More >>

Issues faced by Rainbow community need ongoing collaboration

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 3:13 pm | Human Rights Commission

17 May 2018: The Human Rights Commission has applauded parliament’s raising of the bi, intersex, rainbow and transgender flags to mark the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT), but has reiterated the need for ... More >>

Human Rights Commission welcomes report

Tuesday, 15 May 2018, 2:11 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission (HRC) says it accepts all the recommendations Judge Coral Shaw has made, and is already actioning some of the changes she suggests. More >>

Risks to human rights inherent in technological advances

Wednesday, 9 May 2018, 4:13 pm | Human Rights Commission

09 May 2018: Rapid advances in digital technology, including the use of new analytical techniques to process data and inform decision-making, need to balance benefits with risks to human rights the Human Rights Commission says. More >>

New trial in Mid-Central to give disabled people more say

Thursday, 26 April 2018, 4:34 pm | Human Rights Commission

New trial in Mid-Central designed to give disabled people more say 26 April 2018: A trial designed to give disabled people more say in what they want and need from the disability support system is being welcomed by the Human Rights Commission. Disability ... More >>

UN supports call for a human rights based housing strategy

Wednesday, 4 April 2018, 4:39 pm | Human Rights Commission

4 April 2018: The United Nations has supported calls for New Zealand to adopt a human rights based national housing strategy. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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