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You’re invited to a hui on disability rights

By   /  June 25, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, FifthEstate1, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on You’re invited to a hui on disability rights

Source: Human Rights Commission To inform a new report on the state of disability rights in Aotearoa New Zealand, we’re inviting you to participate in hui around the country, and share your experiences in an online survey. Next year the United Nations will review New Zealand’s implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons […]

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New International Convention focused on making workplaces free from violence and harassment

By   /  June 24, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Council Of Trade Unions, DJF, Employment Issues, Employment Law, FifthEstate1, Health & Safety, Human Rights, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on New International Convention focused on making workplaces free from violence and harassment

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU An historic international agreement by unions, employers and governments was forged last week in Geneva at the International Labour Organisation (ILO) with a new international Convention passed to eliminate violence and harassment at work. The passing of this ILO Convention demonstrates that violence and harassment for working people […]

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Human Rights Commission achieves DVFREE Tick from Shine

By   /  June 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, FifthEstate1, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Human Rights Commission achieves DVFREE Tick from Shine

Source: Human Rights Commission The Human Rights Commission (HRC) has been awarded the DVFREE (Domestic Violence Free) Tick this week from Shine, New Zealand’s specialist domestic violence non-for-profit. The DVFREE Tick is awarded to organisations that have taken specific, meaningful steps to create a workplace that is safe and supportive for staff experiencing domestic violence. […]

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Please share your views on our strategic focus

By   /  June 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, FifthEstate1, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Please share your views on our strategic focus

Source: Human Rights Commission At the Human Rights Commission, we are currently planning our work programme for the upcoming year as well as ten years in the future. We have held a number of stakeholder engagements over the past two years to inform this. This survey asks you to confirm what we heard during these […]

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UN members urged to end violence against disabled women and girls

By   /  June 17, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, FifthEstate1, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on UN members urged to end violence against disabled women and girls

Source: Human Rights Commission Steps to end violence against disabled women and girls was the focus of recommendations that Disability Rights Commissioner Paula Tesoriero delivered on behalf of national human rights institutions to the world’s biggest disability meeting, the Conference of State Parties, held at the United Nations last week. The statement was delivered on […]

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Hong Kong: Ongoing Protests

By   /  June 14, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, FifthEstate1, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pacific Region, Safe Travel, Security, Tourism, Transport, Travel  /  Comments Off on Hong Kong: Ongoing Protests

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel Hong Kong: Ongoing Protests Large demonstrations have taken place in Hong Kong this week, notably in the areas of Admiralty, Tamar Park and the Central Government Complex. Further protests are expected this weekend, and traffic may be disrupted.     New Zealanders in Hong […]

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Commission issues 2004 – 2012 hate crime summary

By   /  June 14, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, FifthEstate1, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Commission issues 2004 – 2012 hate crime summary

Source: Human Rights Commission To assist the discussion about hate crime in New Zealand, the Human Rights Commission has today published a summary of media reports of racially and religiously motivated crime between 2004 and 2012. Around 100 incidents are included in the summary, Chief Human Rights Commissioner Paul Hunt says. “These include murder and […]

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India: Cyclone Vayu

By   /  June 12, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, FifthEstate1, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pacific Region, Safe Travel, Security, Tourism, Transport, Travel  /  Comments Off on India: Cyclone Vayu

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel India: Cyclone Vayu Cyclone Vayu is forecast to make landfall as a Category 2 cyclone near the Gujarat coast around Thursday 13 June. New Zealanders in the area are advised to seek suitable shelter, monitor local media (as well as weather updates from the […]

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Human Rights Commission appoints new Chief Executive

By   /  June 5, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, FifthEstate1, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI - New Zealand, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Human Rights Commission appoints new Chief Executive

Source: Human Rights Commission The Human Rights Commission board has appointed Rebecca Elvy as the new Chief Executive.    Ms. Elvy, who will take up her role in August, is currently Chief Executive of Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision (New Zealand’s audio-visual archive).      Ms. Elvy has postgraduate qualifications in Business Administration and Strategic Studies (Massey University and Victoria University) […]

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May Tūrangawaewae Newsletter

By   /  May 31, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on May Tūrangawaewae Newsletter

Source: Human Rights Commission Welcome to the latest Human Rights Commission newsletter Tūrangawaewae – a summary of recent developments on the New Zealand human rights landscape, and the work the Commission is doing for a better, fairer New Zealand. In this issue, we look at the Government’s 2019 Budget, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner’s response […]

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Human rights critical to delivering on the Budget’s wellbeing promises

By   /  May 31, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Human rights critical to delivering on the Budget’s wellbeing promises

Source: Human Rights Commission Human rights, including social rights, can reinforce and sharpen the Budget’s wellbeing promises, Chief Human Rights Commissioner Paul Hunt says. By Paul Hunt, Chief Human Rights Commissioner Wellbeing for every New Zealander will be fully realised when government creates an environment in which everyone can enjoy a safe, decent, dignified life […]

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Wāhine Kākano to inspire young women leaders

By   /  May 30, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Wāhine Kākano to inspire young women leaders

Source: Human Rights Commission Nearly 600 young women will descend upon Auckland and Rotorua next month to take part in New Zealand’s premier young women’s festival, Wāhine Kākano. Wāhine Kākano will see young women between the ages of 16 – 22 years empowered and inspired through thought-provoking and relatable conversations on the issues many will […]

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Accessibility photo library launches to drive change

By   /  May 29, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Accessibility photo library launches to drive change

Source: Human Rights Commission Accessibility advocate, Mary Fisher, in collaboration with the Access Alliance and the New Zealand Human Rights Commission, have launched a photo library to encourage the public to notice access barriers in our everyday lives. Mary toured Wellington’s city centre pausing to document both positive and problematic examples of accessibility in action. […]

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SafeTravel Registration is temporarily unavailable

By   /  May 24, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pacific Region, Safe Travel, Security, Tourism, Transport, Travel  /  Comments Off on SafeTravel Registration is temporarily unavailable

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel SafeTravel Registration is temporarily unavailable The travel registration part of our website is temporarily unavailable, but we are working hard to get it back online as soon as possible. If you are about to take off but haven’t registered yet, don’t fret! Once […]

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The dangers of ‘one of us’: The Chief Human Rights Commissioner on othering

By   /  May 23, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on The dangers of ‘one of us’: The Chief Human Rights Commissioner on othering

Source: Human Rights Commission Not long after I took up office as Chief Human Rights Commissioner, a newspaper columnist complained that I am not “one of us”. This charge raises important questions. In super-diverse Aotearoa New Zealand with its more than 200 ethnicities and 160 spoken languages, who is “us”? And who defines “us”? However […]

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Disappointment at lack of pay transparency mechanism in Equal Pay Amendment Bill

By   /  May 17, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Disappointment at lack of pay transparency mechanism in Equal Pay Amendment Bill

Source: Human Rights Commission Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner Saunoamaali’i Karanina Sumeo is disappointed that a pay transparency mechanism has not been included in the Equal Pay Amendment Bill. She was reacting to the final report by the Education and Workforce Select Committee on the bill, which did not include recommending a provision for pay transparency.  […]

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Papua New Guinea: 7.5 magnitude earthquake

By   /  May 15, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pacific Region, Safe Travel, Security, Tourism, Transport, Travel  /  Comments Off on Papua New Guinea: 7.5 magnitude earthquake

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel Papua New Guinea: 7.5 magnitude earthquake An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.5 has struck 45km North East of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea, the earthquake was also felt in Solomon Islands. New Zealanders are advised to monitor advice from the Pacific Tsunami […]

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Nigeria

By   /  May 13, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pacific Region, Safe Travel, Security, Tourism, Transport, Travel  /  Comments Off on Nigeria

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel Reviewed: 13 May 2019, 14:38 NZST Still current at: 13 May 2019 Related news features Do not travel to the north-eastern states of Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Kaduna, Kano, and Yobe. There is an ongoing significant threat from terrorism and a very high […]

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Venezuela: Civil unrest

By   /  May 3, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pacific Region, Safe Travel, Security, Tourism, Transport, Travel  /  Comments Off on Venezuela: Civil unrest

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel Venezuela: Civil unrest On Tuesday 30 April 2019, violent clashes erupted in Caracas. On Wednesday, both pro and anti-government supporters held demonstrations in Caracas that were initially peaceful but there were reports of gunfire and violence. The clashes between opposition supporters and the […]

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India: Tropical Cyclone Fani

By   /  May 3, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pacific Region, Safe Travel, Security, Tourism, Transport, Travel  /  Comments Off on India: Tropical Cyclone Fani

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel India: Tropical Cyclone Fani On Thursday 02 May 2019, Tropical Cyclone Fani strengthened significantly in the Bay of Bengal off India’s east coast. Maximum sustained winds have reached 250 kilometres per hour and gusts have reached up to 305 kilometres per hour, according […]

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