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An open letter to all New Zealanders from Paula Tesoriero, Disability Rights Commissioner

By   /  November 30, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on An open letter to all New Zealanders from Paula Tesoriero, Disability Rights Commissioner

Source: Human Rights Commission – Press Release/Statement: Headline: An open letter to all New Zealanders from Paula Tesoriero, Disability Rights Commissioner Proud to be Me. Today we start a campaign that’s about 24% of our population. Nearly a quarter of us live with disability. Mothers, fathers, children, grandchildren. Of all ethnicities, incomes and living across […]

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Family Violence Policies in workplaces must be supported by legislation, Commission says

By   /  November 25, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Family Violence Policies in workplaces must be supported by legislation, Commission says

Source: Human Rights Commission – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Family Violence Policies in workplaces must be supported by legislation, Commission says The Human Rights Commission has reiterated its support for legislation that would see family violence policies introduced in all New Zealand workplaces. Equal Employment Opportunites Commissioner Dr Jackie Blue says that White Ribbon Day is […]

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International Reporting

By   /  November 20, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on International Reporting

Source: Human Rights Commission – Press Release/Statement: Headline: International Reporting What is international reporting and why does New Zealand take part? New Zealand has signed up to be a party to a number of covenants, treaties and declarations. Countries that are a party to these are reviewed every four years or so by the relevant […]

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Taika’s challenge to Kiwis to Give Nothing to Racism takes out top honours

By   /  November 17, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Taika’s challenge to Kiwis to Give Nothing to Racism takes out top honours

Source: Human Rights Commission – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Taika’s challenge to Kiwis to Give Nothing to Racism takes out top honours New Zealand’s first nationwide anti-racism campaign Give Nothing to Racism has won top honours at the Asia-Pacific Communications Awards taking out the supreme award for the best communications campaign by an NGO, association or institution. An […]

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Ombudsman’s Final Opinion emphasises importance of monitoring best practice delivery

By   /  November 16, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Ombudsman’s Final Opinion emphasises importance of monitoring best practice delivery

Source: Human Rights Commission – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Ombudsman’s Final Opinion emphasises importance of monitoring best practice delivery A Final Opinion released by the Ombudsman has emphasised again the need for regular monitoring of schools when it comes to the use of seclusion, the Human Rights Commission says.   The Final Opinion, released by Ombudsman […]

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Where to next for children’s rights

By   /  November 13, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Where to next for children’s rights

Source: Human Rights Commission – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Where to next for children’s rights Calls from the Children’s Commissioner to ensure that children and the rights of children are at the heart of policy and legislative reform are supported by the Human Rights Commission. The UNCROC Monitoring Group, which the Human Rights Commission is part […]

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Paid Parental Leave increase announcement welcomed by Commission

By   /  November 6, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Paid Parental Leave increase announcement welcomed by Commission

Source: Human Rights Commission – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Paid Parental Leave increase announcement welcomed by Commission Paid Parental Leave increase announcement welcomed by Commission November 6, 2017 The Human Rights Commission has today welcomed news that the Government will be introducing legislation to extend the amount of Paid Parental Leave to 26 weeks by 2020. […]

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Commission pleased to see equal pay legislation go back to the drawing board

By   /  November 1, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Commission pleased to see equal pay legislation go back to the drawing board

Source: Human Rights Commission – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Commission pleased to see equal pay legislation go back to the drawing board Commission pleased to see equal pay legislation go back to the drawing board November 1, 2017 News that the Government will halt the Employment (Pay Equity and Equal Pay) Bill has been welcomed today […]

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The RSCA’s letter to Susan Devoy: “Real New Zealand Recruiters Say NO to Racism”

By   /  June 17, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on The RSCA’s letter to Susan Devoy: “Real New Zealand Recruiters Say NO to Racism”

MIL OSI – Source: Human Rights Commission – Press Release/Statement: Headline: The RSCA’s letter to Susan Devoy: “Real New Zealand Recruiters Say NO to Racism” Dear Dame Susan, Earlier today RCSA, the peak industry and professional body for recruitment in New Zealand, became aware of a racist audio recording posted on social media by the […]

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Expert’s report on New Zealand’s seclusion and restraint practices causes stir

By   /  June 1, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Expert’s report on New Zealand’s seclusion and restraint practices causes stir

MIL OSI – Source: Human Rights Commission – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Expert’s report on New Zealand’s seclusion and restraint practices causes stir After international expert Dr Sharon Shalev’s visit last year, her resulting report into seclusion and restraint practices in New Zealand has been released with many shocked by her findings. In late April the […]

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Disability team to travel to UN for international conference

By   /  June 1, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Disability team to travel to UN for international conference

MIL OSI – Source: Human Rights Commission – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Disability team to travel to UN for international conference This month, Human Rights Specialist Erin Gough will travel to the United Nations in New York to attend the Conference of States Parties (COSP) to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). […]

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Fourth International Intersex Forum

By   /  May 2, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Fourth International Intersex Forum

MIL OSI – Source: Human Rights Commission – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Fourth International Intersex Forum The Fourth International Intersex Forum was held in Amsterdam, Netherlands last month. The world’s largest intersex human rights forum to date was attended by 40 representatives of intersex organisations and independent advocates across all regions, including New Zealand.  During the […]

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Community News: Pursuing Justice for Victims of State Abuse

By   /  March 27, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Community News: Pursuing Justice for Victims of State Abuse

MIL OSI – Source: Human Rights Commission – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Community News: Pursuing Justice for Victims of State Abuse Pursuing Justice for Victims of State Abuse Dr Elizabeth Stanley and Sonja Cooper Since the 1940s thousands of New Zealand children, young people and vulnerable adults have been removed from their homes and placed under […]

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Community News: Gender Equality in New Zealand – Making It Happen

By   /  March 27, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Community News: Gender Equality in New Zealand – Making It Happen

MIL OSI – Source: Human Rights Commission – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Community News: Gender Equality in New Zealand – Making It Happen The UN Women National Committee Aotearoa NZ invites you to join us to hear about significant Gender Equality Bills currently before Parliament. Member of Parliament, Jan Logie, will discuss her two Member’s Bills […]

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That’s Us – Race Relations Day, celebrating Wellingtons’ diversity

By   /  March 27, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on That’s Us – Race Relations Day, celebrating Wellingtons’ diversity

MIL OSI – Source: Human Rights Commission – Press Release/Statement: Headline: That’s Us – Race Relations Day, celebrating Wellingtons’ diversity 21 March was International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Hundreds of events take place throughout New Zealand showcasing the diverse cultures that make up our country, through dance, music and food. That’s Us […]

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Ponsonby Pride Parade 2017

By   /  March 6, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Ponsonby Pride Parade 2017

MIL OSI – Source: Human Rights Commission – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Ponsonby Pride Parade 2017 It’s always a bittersweet moment when Ponsonby’s Pride Parade rolls around. On the one hand, you get to spend your evening surrounded by colour, joy, and unconditional love, but on the other, you have it in the back of your […]

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March 2017 Turangawaewae

By   /  March 1, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on March 2017 Turangawaewae

MIL OSI – Source: Human Rights Commission – Press Release/Statement: Headline: March 2017 Turangawaewae Tūrangawaewae is the Human Rights Commission’s newsletter. In this edition we cover: a campaign calling for an inquiry into State care abuse, CSW61, the abolishing of historic convictions for sex between men, and much more.  In this issue we cover: Commission […]

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Promised Land – an LGBTQI+ children's book based on diversity

By   /  February 21, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Promised Land – an LGBTQI+ children's book based on diversity

MIL OSI – Source: Human Rights Commission – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Promised Land – an LGBTQI+ children’s book based on diversity Pride Week is wonderful. The time set aside every year during which we can all celebrate diverse sexual orientations and gender identities inspires a certain amount of love and tolerance that can often be […]

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OHCHR – Call for applications 4 vacancies of mandate holders to be appointed

By   /  February 14, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on OHCHR – Call for applications 4 vacancies of mandate holders to be appointed

MIL OSI – Source: Human Rights Commission – Press Release/Statement: Headline: OHCHR – Call for applications 4 vacancies of mandate holders to be appointed The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has put in a call for applications for 4 vacancies of mandate holders to be appointed to the United Nations at […]

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E Kore Ano: Never Again

By   /  February 13, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on E Kore Ano: Never Again

MIL OSI – Source: Human Rights Commission – Press Release/Statement: Headline: E Kore Ano: Never Again Back in the sixties there was a young Maori boy who lived in a small New Zealand town, the son of a Maori Battalion hero. He was mischievous and one day was caught breaking the window at the library. […]

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