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Time to raise awareness about abuse against disabled women

Monday, 25 November 2019, 7:23 pm | Human Rights Commission

MEDIA STATEMENT - November 25, 2019 for International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women More >>

More than 50,000 working households live in poverty

Monday, 25 November 2019, 7:47 am | Human Rights Commission

Research conducted by AUT’s New Zealand Work Research Institute and commissioned by the Human Rights Commission has found more than 50,000 working households live in poverty across Aotearoa. More >>

Commission relieved racist ‘Family link’ policy removed

Friday, 4 October 2019, 12:15 pm | Human Rights Commission

Today’s announcement about the removal of the racist policy that prevented African and Middle Eastern refugees from settling in New Zealand, unless family were already living here, was well overdue, says Race Relations Commissioner Meng Foon. More >>

Women share ‘heart-breaking’ stories of pay discrimination

Tuesday, 27 August 2019, 7:59 am | Human Rights Commission

Several women have come forward about their appalling experiences of discrimination over pay and progression opportunities in workplaces across the country. These women who are part of the Human Rights Commission’s Pay Transparency campaign want information ... More >>

Human Rights Commission backs call to allow prisoner voting

Tuesday, 13 August 2019, 4:35 am | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission applauds the Waitangi Tribunal’s call to repeal the law banning prisoner voting. More >>

Learning Support Action Plan to inclusive schooling

Friday, 26 July 2019, 4:35 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission welcomes the release of the Learning Support Action Plan 2019 – 2025 and new investment as a step in responding to the diverse needs of disabled young people. More >>

Human Rights Commissioners visit Ihumātao

Friday, 26 July 2019, 3:37 pm | Human Rights Commission

Chief Human Rights Commissioner Paul Hunt and Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner Saunoamaali’i Karanina Sumeo are visiting Ihumātao this afternoon (Friday 26 July). “We are here to respectfully look, listen and learn,” said Paul Hunt. “The ... More >>

Commission welcomes new Race Relations Commissioner

Thursday, 11 July 2019, 9:40 am | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission welcomes the appointment of a new Race Relations Commissioner, announced today by Justice Minister Andrew Little. More >>

HRC and SIA get DVFREE tick

Thursday, 20 June 2019, 9:25 am | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission (HRC) and the Social Investment Agency (SIA) have both been awarded the DVFREE (Domestic Violence Free) Tick this week from Shine, New Zealand’s specialist domestic violence non-for-profit. More >>

Human Rights Commission supports business leaders’ stand

Monday, 8 April 2019, 6:56 pm | Human Rights Commission

Human Rights Commission supports business leaders’ stand against racism Chief Human Rights Commissioner Paul Hunt has praised the business leaders who are taking a public stand against racism in the workplace. A group of New Zealand business leaders ... More >>

Human Rights Commissioner Paul Hunt on the events in Chch

Friday, 15 March 2019, 7:13 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission issue the following statement in response to the unprecedented violent attacks at the Masjid Al Noor and Linwood mosques in Christchurch from Chief Human Rights Commissioner, Paul Hunt; “The reports we are hearing from Christchurch ... More >>

Breach of human rights highlights need for right to privacy

Thursday, 20 December 2018, 4:13 pm | Human Rights Commission

The findings from State Services Commission’s Inquiry into the Use of External Security Consultants shows the need for stronger protections to safeguard human rights, especially privacy says Chief Legal Advisor Janet Anderson-Bidois. More >>

Pacific women paid lowest in New Zealand’s Public Service

Friday, 14 December 2018, 1:15 pm | Human Rights Commission

Pacific women paid lowest in New Zealand’s Public Service A pay gap of 21% for Pacific women working in the public service is alarming and needs to be addressed urgently, says Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner Saunoamaali’i Dr Karanina ... More >>

New Zealand needs to take a human-rights based approach

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 7:30 pm | Human Rights Commission

Acting Chief Human Rights Commissioner Paula Tesoriero will highlight significant human rights issues in New Zealand with United Nations member states in Geneva this week. More >>

Transformational change needed to reform Education system

Friday, 7 December 2018, 7:53 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission welcomes the release of the Tomorrows Schools Independent Taskforce: “Our schooling futures: Stronger Together’ Report. More >>

New accessibility work programme an important step

Friday, 7 December 2018, 9:07 am | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission welcomes the announcement of a new government work programme focussing on accessibility. More >>

Human Rights Commission calls for new body

Saturday, 1 December 2018, 10:11 am | Human Rights Commission

Human Rights Commission calls for new body to ensure pay transparency The Human Rights Commission is calling for a new independent body to be set up to ensure transparency in reporting about pay equity. More >>

Human Rights Commission welcomes Supreme Court judgment

Friday, 9 November 2018, 2:57 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission welcomes the Supreme Court’s judgment in the landmark case of the Attorney-General v Taylor. More >>

Human Rights Commission welcomes Law Commission report

Friday, 26 October 2018, 4:37 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission supports advice from the Law Commission that abortion should be removed from the Crimes Act 1961 and incorporated into health services legislation. More >>

Two new Commissioners for the Human Rights Commission

Tuesday, 2 October 2018, 5:06 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission welcomes the appointment of two new Commissioners, announced today by Justice Minister Andrew Little. More >>

 

 

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