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Making sure people count in a disaster
On Human Rights Day, the Commission released a report which outlines the human rights challenges raised by the Canterbury earthquakes, and makes 33 recommendations to improve access to adequate housing and health services, and to help business make a positive contribution to human rights. Read more here
The Right to Sign: New Zealand Sign Language and Human Rights
The Commission has concluded its inquiry into the use and and promotion of New Zealand Sign Language as an official language of New Zealand. Click here to find out more.
The Commission has contributed to a human rights education resource published by the Asia Pacific Forum. This professional training resource will support the work of human rights educators.
Human Rights Education: A Manual for National Human Rights Institutions draws together principles and practice essential to effective human rights education.
New Declaration of Indigenous Rights poster
This was created in collaboration with Te Wananga o Aotearoa and embraces the central themes of both the UNDRIP and the Treaty.” Find out more and order here
Born Free and Equal
Check out our new cartoon guide to Human Rights, Sexual Orientation, Sex and Gender Identity, featuring artwork by the talented Sam Orchard. There’s also a handy guide to making sure that the rights of peoples of diverse sexual orientations, gender identities and sexes are respected in workplaces, schools and by service providers. Download it here or email firstname.lastname@example.org to order a copy.
Tell us your dream T shirts
Click here to buy these fabulous T shirts featuring our Race Relations Day artwork. Men’s and women’s styles, great value at $25!
A fair go for all?
It is clear that many thousands of New Zealanders miss out on opportunities for good health, education, work and an improved standard of living, based on their race or ethnicity, the colour of their skin, the country they or their family came from, and the language they speak at home. These pages look at the role structural discrimination (also known as institutional racism) may play in perpetuating these inequalities.