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03-06-2014 - Honouring Kiwi Women who are making a difference for women’s rights

Type: Blog, Other, Viewpoint

On Monday the Queen’s Birthday honours were announced and I was particularly interested in the women who were named. In the past women have a tendency to be under represented in the higher order honours with more equal representation in the community service honours. I haven’t had a chance to analyse the latest list but […]

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29-05-2014 - Maya Angelou, Human Rights Activist and Artist Remembered

Type: Media Release

New Zealand’s Human Rights Commission has paid tribute to African-American author, poet and human rights activist Maya Angelou who passed away today. “Some unforgettable people are able to turn their fight for the realisation of human rights into a beautiful piece of art : Maya Angelou was one of those people.  A human rights activist […]

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15-05-2014 - Michael Sam Becomes The First Openly Gay Athlete To Be Drafted In The NFL

Type: News, Other, Video

Earlier this week, Michael Sam created history by becoming the first openly gay athlete to ever be drafted into the NFL. Sam, who was watching the draft with his family, broke down in tears when he got the call alerting him that he’d been selected. In the months leading up to the draft, many people wondered aloud […]

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07-04-2014 - Human Rights Commission urges New Zealand women to get stroppy

Type: Media Release

Human Rights Commissioner for Women, Jackie Blue is urging women to get stroppy to affect change this election year. Dr Blue said as well as paid parental leave New Zealand women are facing many other important issues. “Violence against women and children is an appalling, pervasive abuse of human rights that we must challenge at […]

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05-07-2013 - EEO Commissioner supports efforts for a more diverse Parliament

Type: Media Release

The Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner Dr Jackie Blue welcomes efforts made by all political parties to broaden the diversity of representation in Parliament, and in particular, to raise the numbers of women MPs. Dr Blue said, “It’s up to the parties to determine how they seek to redress the imbalance. The important thing is that […]

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05-05-2004 - Ministerial review of targeted policy and programmes

Type: Submission

The Human Rights Commission welcomes the opportunity to comment on the work plan of the Ministerial Review Unit established within the State Services Commission to review targeted policy and programmes to ensure that they are effectively addressing need.

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16-03-2004 - Current Issues in Race Relations (2004)

Type: Speech

In January, UMR Research Limited issued a “State of the Nation Report” based on the results of its omnibus surveys throughout 2003.

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