Sexual Discrimination

07-04-2014 - EVENT: ‘Women Art Revolution’

Type: Event

The Auckland Women’s Centre is inviting the public to the première of  ‘Women Art Revolution’ – a wonderful doco on the rise of the feminist art movement from the ‘60′s to today. The film, which will be screened on Sunday the 13th of April at Capitol Cinema in Auckland, deftly explores the “secret history” of […]

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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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31-07-2012 - United Nations urges Government to strengthen women’s rights

Type: Media Release

The Government has been urged to strengthen women’s rights in New Zealand by setting harder targets and improving resources across employment, health and education by the United Nations’ Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women. The Committee said it “notes with concern a number of challenges” that continue to impede women’s equality including violence […]

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29-06-2012 - Mediation the best way to resolve discrimination disputes

Type: Media Release

Complaints including one from a girl with an intellectual disability excluded from school camp and a woman who discovered she was being paid a lower hourly rate than two male colleagues, feature in Te Rito, a publication released today. The case studies of 21 complaints about discrimination illustrate how the Human Rights Commission resolves the […]

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01-11-2010 - Gender discrimination case settles with apology and $6500 damages

Type: Media Release

A woman who was refused a job selling cars because she was female has been paid $6500 and received an apology with the help of legal representation by the Office of Human Rights Proceedings.

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12-08-2010 - Commission welcomes back down on support for sex abuse victims

Type: Media Release

The Human Rights Commission welcomes ACC’s decision announced today to reverse funding cuts and the provision of extra support to sexual abuse victims.

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21-04-2010 - Sexual harassment results in damages and human rights education

Type: Media Release

A baker has been ordered to pay damages of $10,000 for emotional harm and $9000 for lost income to a woman he sexually harassed for four months and undertake a human rights workshop to learn how to avoid sexual harassment.

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05-03-2010 - International Womens Day

Type: Other

Domestic violence and killing in the name of “honour” “It has been estimated that as many as one in three women across the world has been beaten, raped or otherwise abused during the course of her lifetime. And the most common source of such violence comes from within the family. Amongst the most extreme forms […]

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27-01-2009 - Chief Commissioner opens Assume Nothing Exhibition

Type: Speech

Speech by Chief Commissioner Rosslyn Noonan, Human Rights Commission at the opening of the Assume Nothing exhibition at the Moving Image Centre, Toi Rerehiko, 321 Karangahape Rd, Auckland, Friday, 23 January, 2009.

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19-02-2008 - How to manage sexual orientation issues in the workplace

Type: Event

In today’s work environment sexual orientation and gender identity issues are inevitable. How your workplace deals with them is critical. The Human Rights Commission and the Ministry of Social Development will be holding a workshop on sexual orientation issues that includes a firsthand account of gender transition in the workplace. The workshop will equip human […]

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