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Let’s sort this out – Human Rights Commission

Friday, 22 August 2014, 2:57 pm | Human Rights Commission

A Whangarei woman allegedly censured for greeting customers with Kia ora can get in touch with the Human Rights Commission says Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy. “We really need to resolve these kinds of issues. I had thought that the ... More >>

The Right To Work:South Auckland Case Study

Monday, 18 August 2014, 4:27 pm | Human Rights Commission

Getting young people into work is about preparing them for work and ensuring they have ongoing support: sustainable youth employment isn’t a tick the box exercise. More >>

The Right To Work: Young New Zealanders

Monday, 18 August 2014, 4:24 pm | Human Rights Commission

Getting young people into work is about preparing them for work and ensuring they have ongoing support: sustainable youth employment isn’t a tick the box exercise. More >>

The Right To Work: Young New Zealanders

Monday, 18 August 2014, 4:23 pm | Human Rights Commission

Getting young people into work is about preparing them for work and ensuring they have ongoing support: sustainable youth employment isn’t a tick the box exercise. More >>

Islamic Awareness Week for all Kiwis

Monday, 18 August 2014, 10:15 am | Human Rights Commission

This week Kiwis who are curious about the Islamic faith have the opportunity to visit a mosque, find out about the faith and meet Muslim New Zealanders. More >>

Access to buildings is a human right, says monitoring group

Thursday, 7 August 2014, 5:17 pm | Human Rights Commission

A key group monitoring disability rights in New Zealand says proposed changes to building regulations are unnecessary and infringe disabled people’s right to access buildings. More >>

Disabled people deserve better health and education

Thursday, 7 August 2014, 5:16 pm | Human Rights Commission

Urgent attention is needed to stop disabled New Zealanders with intellectual/learning disabilities dying up to 23 years before the rest of the population, says a key group monitoring disability rights in New Zealand. More >>

Human Rights Commission backs interfaith peace call

Thursday, 7 August 2014, 1:20 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission is backing a call from local religious communities for New Zealanders to stand alongside them in peace and compassion: and not in hatred. More >>

Commission urges politicians to stick to the major issues

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 1:34 pm | Human Rights Commission

In the run up to the general election Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy is urging politicians to “do the right thing and stick to those major issues that will help make New Zealand a better place for all our children to grow up in.” More >>

Bilingual guide a demonstration of leadership

Sunday, 27 July 2014, 2:39 pm | Human Rights Commission

“Waikato River Restoration: A Bilingual Guide” to the Waikato River that saw Tainui Waikato, Landcare Trust and the Waikato River Authority working together is a demonstration of rangatiratanga or leadership says Race Relations Commissioner ... More >>

Commission congratulates YWCA Equal Pay Award Recipients

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 9:20 am | Human Rights Commission

EEO Commissioner Dr Jackie Blue has congratulated the winners of the inaugural YWCA Equal Pay Awards. “Change does not happen without leadership and this is what we are seeing with these employers who are determined to address New Zealand’s persistent ... More >>

Human Rights Commission welcomes The Way Forward report

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 11:09 am | Human Rights Commission

EEO Commissioner Dr Jackie Blue has welcomed The Way Forward report on an integrated system for Intimate Partner Violence, Child Abuse and Neglect. “The Way Forward report is truly a way forward. We’re not starting from scratch, all the jigsaw ... More >>

Keep misogynist messages off our roads

Friday, 18 July 2014, 3:32 pm | Human Rights Commission

EEO Commissioner Dr Jackie Blue hopes Kiwis will ensure an international rental van company keeps its offensive messages off New Zealand roads. More >>

Police urged to meet with whanau over noho marae search

Friday, 18 July 2014, 3:25 pm | Human Rights Commission

Reports of a night raid by Police officers from Taranaki on children staying overnight at Stratford’s Whakaahurangi Marae are disturbing says Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy. More >>

Homophobia - the opponent only gay athletes face

Thursday, 17 July 2014, 1:58 pm | Human Rights Commission

Homophobia and discrimination has no place in sport says Human Rights Commissioner Richard Tankersley. More >>

Hamilton woman praised for calling out racial stereotyping

Monday, 14 July 2014, 2:31 pm | Human Rights Commission

Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy has thanked a young Hamilton woman for going public after being subjected to racial stereotyping by supermarket workers in her home town. “Sadly what happened to Rikki Cooper isn’t new but it highlights ... More >>

Susan Devoy urges New Zealanders to stand up for the refugee

Thursday, 10 July 2014, 3:03 pm | Human Rights Commission

Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy urges New Zealanders to stand up for the refugee. “Let’s replace the barbed wire of refugee camps with our own No. 8 wire mentality. Let’s be there for some of our planet’s most vulnerable children, ... More >>

Time for Kiwis to start punching above weight in Humanity

Thursday, 10 July 2014, 12:27 pm | Human Rights Commission

Acknowledgments and warm greetings to you all. I would especially like to welcome the relatively new representative from the UNHRC Thomas Albrecht..welcome to our part of the world, the Deputy CE for Immigration Nigel Bickle and the Ian Axford ... More >>

Commission welcomes initiatives to address family violence

Friday, 4 July 2014, 9:53 am | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission has welcomed Government initiatives to address family violence made this week. More >>

Commission calls for EEO targets for the Public Service

Wednesday, 25 June 2014, 2:22 pm | Human Rights Commission

Government chief executives need to institute EEO targets says EEO Commissioner Dr Jackie Blue. More >>

 

 

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