Sexual Discrimination

22-07-2014 - Human Rights Commission welcomes The Way Forward report

Type: Media Release

EEO Commissioner Dr Jackie Blue has welcomed The Way Forward report on an integrated system for Intimate Partner Violence, Child Abuse and Neglect. “The Way Forward report is truly a way forward. We’re not starting from scratch, all the jigsaw pieces are there we just need to connect them,” said Dr Blue. “As a country […]

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18-07-2014 - Human Rights Commission urges Kiwis to keep misogynist messages off NZ roads

Type: Media Release

EEO Commissioner Dr Jackie Blue hopes Kiwis will ensure an international rental van company keeps its offensive messages off New Zealand roads. Wicked Campers Australia was recently forced to remove misogynist, offensive slogans off its vehicles after thousands of complaints. “It says a lot about the world we live in when a company can adorn […]

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17-07-2014 - Homophobia – the opponent only gay athletes face

Type: Media Release

Homophobia and discrimination has no place in sports says Human Rights Commissioner Richard Tankersley. He was responding to recent news reports highlighting the prejudice encountered by gay sportsmen and women. Australia’s recent, Out on the Fields survey revealed discrimination, abuse, and exclusion faced by gay athletes. “Gay athletes have to face other powerful opponents: homophobia […]

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10-07-2014 - Dr Jackie Blue: It’s Time For The Revolution #BringBackKate

Type: Blog, News, Opinion piece, Viewpoint

Violence against women and children in our country is reaching epidemic levels, and the Women’s Refuge is using this month to urge us to act. July is Women’s Refuge Awareness Month. Women’s Refuge is raising awareness by working to ‘bring back’ Kate Sheppard. In 1893, she was the woman who was capable making the Government […]

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23-06-2014 - Human Rights Commission condemns attack on transgender woman

Type: Media Release

The Human Rights Commission has condemned a weekend attack that’s left a young transgender woman fighting for her life in Wellington Hospital. “Right now our thoughts are with Anahera and her whanau,” said Human Rights Commissioner Richard Tankersley. “Her suffering highlights the everyday violence faced by many transgender New Zealanders. Violence remains our country’s biggest […]

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23-06-2014 - Commissioner Jackie Blue’s Panel address on “New Zealand’s international obligations and international initiatives around the elimination of violence against women and children”

Type: News, Other, Speech, Statement

Beehive Theatrette, Wellington 18 June 2014 Thank you for the opportunity to view this very powerful film “Just before losing everything” which focuses on domestic violence and the workplace. I have been asked to talk briefly about New Zealand’s international obligations and international initiatives around the elimination of violence against women and children. Firstly I […]

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23-06-2014 - Workshop: Gender and Sexual Diversity at Work

Type: Media Release, Partner News

The CTU ‘Out@Work Council’, in conjunction with the CTU Organising and Education Group, is hosting a workshop on Gender and Sexual diversity at work. This one day workshop is being held in Wellington on August 4th and follows the launch of the Diversity Training Resource last year.  This workshop is for Out@Work trade union activists, equality activists and union […]

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17-06-2014 - Violence is New Zealand’s biggest human rights issue – Human Rights Commission

Type: Media Release

The Human Rights Commission has welcomed the Glenn Report and urged all political parties to work together to realise the human rights of all New Zealanders. “Violence is the biggest human rights issue facing New Zealanders, it always has been: it’s up to all of us to change this,” says Human Rights Commissioner Jackie Blue. […]

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12-06-2014 - Dr Jackie Blue’s Address to the National Council of Women Dame Dorothy Winstone annual dinner, 11 June 2014

Type: Speech

Thank you for the invitation to speak at what is in essence a memorial dinner for a remarkable lady Dame Dorothy Winstone who passed away earlier this year. Dame Dorothy was a strong advocate for women throughout her life, staunchly supporting this wonderful organisation. I would like to acknowledge Julie Fairey President of NCW Auckland […]

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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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