Karanina Sumeo: Gender and ethnic pay gaps need addressing
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We must ensure that basic human rights to equality and dignity are realised for all and not just the majority.
This week, the New Zealand Human Rights Commission co-partnered with Office of Ethnic Communities and the Religious Diversity Centre to launch the third edition of the Statement on Religious Diversity.
The Disability Rights Commissioner delivered this speech at the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) workshop in Wellington in September.
The Disability Rights Commissioner Paula Tesoriero made the following speech at the i-CREATe Conference in Canberra on 27 August 2019.
Several women have come forward about their appalling experiences of discrimination over pay and progression opportunities in workplaces across the country.
Applying New Zealand’s international human rights commitments, particularly those in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, can help in resolving the situation at Ihumātao, Chief Human Rights Commissioner Paul Hunt says.
"While courts around the world have grappled with the idea of coercion…we are saying it’s ok for our Bill in New Zealand for one doctor to make that assessment."
Climate change poses enormous human rights challenges in the Pacific and within Aotearoa New Zealand. It places responsibilities on governments and every one of us.
The Human Rights Commission applauds the Waitangi Tribunal’s call to repeal the law banning prisoner voting.
A greater understanding of our indigenous language may help many New Zealanders better understand what is at the heart of events unfolding at Ihumātao