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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 >>

Bullying guidelines for schools significant step forward

Monday, 23 June 2014, 3:09 pm | Human Rights Commission

The publication of the Ministry of Education’s bullying prevention guidelines for schools is significant says the Human Rights Commission. “Children have a right to be free from violence and abuse in school and our schools need support to ensure ... More >>

Human Rights Commission condemns attack on transgender woman

Monday, 23 June 2014, 3:03 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission has condemned a weekend attack that’s left a young transgender woman fighting for her life in Wellington Hospital. More >>

UN adopts review of New Zealand’s human rights record

Friday, 20 June 2014, 3:58 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission has welcomed news that the United Nations Human Rights Council has adopted the second review of New Zealand’s human rights record. More >>

NZ Rugby, Leaders on and off the field

Friday, 20 June 2014, 3:16 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission has welcomed New Zealand Rugby’s international partnership with UNICEF that was announced today. More >>

Ease up on the drink, behave with mana and enjoy the Test

Thursday, 19 June 2014, 3:21 pm | Human Rights Commission

Ease up on the drink, behave with a bit of mana and enjoy watching the All Blacks, hopefully, beat the English rugby team. This is the simple but timely advice the Human Rights Commission has for New Zealand rugby fans ahead of the third and final ... More >>

Celebrating extraordinary New Zealanders

Thursday, 19 June 2014, 11:12 am | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission encourages all New Zealanders to recognise the significance of World Refugee Day and the journeys thousands have gone through before they were able to call New Zealand home. More >>

Violence is New Zealand’s biggest human rights issue

Monday, 16 June 2014, 2:44 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission has welcomed the Glenn Report and urged all political parties to work together to realise the human rights of all New Zealanders. “Violence is the biggest human rights issue facing New Zealanders, it always has been: it’s ... More >>

Human Rights Commission welcomes United Nations nomination

Friday, 13 June 2014, 3:17 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission has welcomed the New Zealand government’s nomination of Kiwi human rights activist Robert Martin to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. “The global Disability Rights movement has ... More >>

 

 

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