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It's time our workplaces step up to help deal with family violence - January 18 2017

The damaging and pervasive effects of family violence extends well beyond the home. Many victims and perpetrators will invariably bring their trauma with them to work and are more likely to be disengaged, less productive and to suffer workplace accidents. Read more


Dr Jackie Blue: "Family violence is a human rights issue." - January 18 2017

Statistics show that family violence spikes in December and January and, for many victims, the workplace is the only safe place they can go to for support. Read more.


Holly Carrington: the importance of having a family violence policy in the workplace - January 17 2017

Holly Carrington discusses the importance of having a safe work environment, and its role in escaping domestic violence. Read more


What's it like to be intersex? - January 17 2017

Early last year, the New Zealand Human Rights Commission co-hosted a Roundtable, that brought together multiple stakeholders to address New Zealand’s current practice of genital normalisation on intersex children.

The reality is that around the same number of babies are born intersex as they are with red hair: around 1 in every 2,000. Read more


Commission launches videos to encourage organisations to adopt a family violence policy - December 9 2016

In November, the Commission enlisted the support of a number of well-known New Zealand organisations to encourage workplaces to adopt a family violence policy. Read more.


Forums prove to be a strong UNDRIP conversation starter - December 9 2016

Over the past few months the Commission held the first two of several Forums on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) to develop all New Zealanders’ understanding and application of it. Read more.


Update On The 'Love Rugby, Respect Women' Open Letter - September 9 2016

EEO Commissioner Dr Jackie Blue updates supporters on the her call with NZRFU CEO Steve Tew following the launch of the 'Love Rugby Respect Women' campaign. Read more.


Microagressions are real, and they're more harmful than you might think - September 26 2016

Online news publications, Quartz, put together a video that makes use of popular Hollywood movies in order to explain what microaggression is, and how it might cause serious harm to its victims. Read more.


Emma Watson calls for equality during UN speech - September 26 2016

Emma Watson discusses the societal importance of teaching equality within universities, at the UN headquarters in New York. Read more.


EMRIP 2016 - Karen Johansen presents on the implementation of the UNDRIP - August 7 2016

Indigenous Rights Commissioner Karen Johansen presents on the Implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples at EMRIP 2016. During her presentation Commissioner Johansen touches on the Treaty of Waitangi, Maori participation in decision making, and what the New Zealand Human Rights Commission is doing to strengthen the UNDRIP in New Zealand. Watch here.


EMRIP 2016 - Karen Johansen discusses Indigenous Peoples Right to Health - August 7 2016

Indigenous Rights Commissioner Karen Johansen presents on Indigenous Peoples Right to Health at EMRIP 2016. This topic is the focus of the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples 2016. Watch here.


Anzac Day: Leanne Pooley Discusses Her Boundary-Pushing Gallipoli Documentary, '25 April' - April 25 2016

The words “Gallipoli” and “Anzac” have many meanings and hold great significance, as the conflict helped to define the trajectory of our nation and answer the question of who we are as New Zealanders'. Watch here.


World Down Syndrome Day: Recognising Value In All Lives - March 18 2016

Over the last couple of months, there has been extensive coverage of the Zika virus as a potential cause of microcephaly, a medical condition resulting in a smaller than average head size. Watch here.


New bullying prevention hub welcomed - May 18 2016

A new online resource to support schools and their communities in tackling bullying has just launched at www.bullyingfree.nz. Watch here.


A Whole Town Learned Sign Language To Surprise A Hearing Impaired Resident - February 22 2016

If you're looking for a heartwarming video to watch today, it doesn't get much better than this.

It took a month of preparation, sign language training for dozens of people, countless hidden cameras and one awesome vision to help hearing impaired Muharrem feel more connected to his community. Watch here.


Rainbow issues take centre stage - February 2 2016

Over the last few weeks, there has been an important debate on a number of issues relating to the Rainbow community. Watch here.


Rongomaiwahine / Kotiro Māori - Māori Language Awards 2015 - November 29 2015

Mana Elizabeth Hunkin has dedicated her life to the Māori language and her work was recognised at the Māori Language Awards. She picked up the award for Māori Language Leadership at Ngā Tohu Reo Māori: Māori Language Awards 2015 in Napier. Watch here.


When speaking out changes lives #ItsNotOK - November 25 2015

Earlier this month some incredibly brave New Zealanders did what so many of us never do: they told the world they had been raped, sexually abused and violated. Watch here.


White Ribbon Day March - Auckland - November 24 2015

Today a White Ribbon Day Rally was held on Auckland's Queen St in a display of solidarity for those affected by family violence #ItsNotOk. Watch here.


Meet Julia, Sesame Street's first autistic character - October 22 2015

Sesame Street is introducing its first character with autism. Julia, a bright-eyed and cheerful little yellow Muppet, plays an essential role in a campaign to reduce stigma surrounding the disorder. Watch here.


Kiwi kids celebrate Peace through art - September 22 2015

Last week Human Rights Commissioner Dr Jackie Blue visited Remuera Intermediate School in celebration of the Peace Art competition which students took part in. Watch here.


"Race Unity? Do it yourself!" - 2015 New Zealand Diversity Forum - September 20 2015

Aquinas College student Kimberly D'Mello delivered her winning Race Unity Speech Awards presentation to the 2015 New Zealand Diversity Forum on the 9th of September. Watch here.


HRC welcomes leadership on discrimination, bullying and sexual harassment - September 11 2015

The Human Rights Commission has welcomed Royal Australasian College of Surgeons' leadership condemning discrimination, bullying and sexual harassment and calling for cultural change in New Zealand’s professional health workforce. Watch here.


Glenn Foundation Stories of Change: EEO Commissioner Dr Jackie Blue - August 24 2015

In an interview for the 'Glenn Foundation Stories of Change', Human Rights Commissioner Dr Jackie Blue shares her personal experiences with domestic violence. Watch here.


Ever wondered what 'Privilege' is? - July 20 2015

“Privilege is complex…”

But what exactly is privilege and is there any way to describe it? Watch here.


EEO Commissioner Dr Jackie Blue's address to the CTU Women's Conference - July 10 2015

Thank you for the opportunity to address this conference. I am delighted to be here today as this conference brings together issues I am most passionate about; work and women. Watch more.


Te Rito: Human Rights Commission Mediation Process - June 22 2015

If you make a complaint to the Human Rights Commission there are many ways that your complaint may be resolved. One way is through mediation. This video is designed to illustrate the mediation process. Watch here.


Kiwi teens would benefit from Documentary Edge - Jackie Blue - June 4 2015

As the Documentary Edge Film Festival opens in the Capital, Human Rights Commissioner Jackie Blue says New Zealand teenagers would benefit from watching ‘Waiting for August’. Watch more.


Citizens Advocacy Service - May 25 2015

Evidently, people who have experienced living in a full time care situation, such as a mental health unit or a home for intellectually disabled, but are now living in flats or houses in the community, often need help to keep themselves afloat. Watch here.


A message from Disability Commissioner Paul Gibson and Deaf Aotearoa - May 4 2015

Disability Commissioner Paul Gibson and Deaf Aotearoa have created a message in support of NZ Sign Language Week. Watch here.


Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy on 'The Nation'. - March 23 2015

Lisa Owen interviews Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy on TV3's The Nation on Race Relations Day 2015 (21/3/15). Watch here.


21 March – a day of human rights - March 20 2015

I want to paint a picture of some neat recent events: A stunningly dressed couple smile on their wedding day with the Christchurch cardboard cathedral as a backdrop; a drummer crashes the cymbals at the end of a song that rocked the whole dance floor; a young woman celebrates achieving several NCEA level 2 subjects, including maths; a young woman does a flip and is caught by fellow cheerleaders. Watch here.


Te Reo: United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples - February 11 2015

Iwi Chairs reciting articles of the UNDRIP adapted to incorporate the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi. Watch here.


UNDRIP and the Treaty of Waitangi - February 11 2015

Learn more about the international human rights standards and how they relate to the Treaty of Waitangi. Featuring iwi leaders reciting articles of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Watch here.


Emma Watson Gives A Powerful Speech at U.N. About Gender Inequality - September 22 2014

Actress and newly-appointed U.N. Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson delivered a powerful speech at the United Nations headquarters to help launch the HeForShe gender equality campaign. Watch here.


Human Rights Commission's Statement of the adoption of the UPR - June 19 2014

Transcript of a video message by David Rutherford, the New Zealand Human Rights Commission's Chief Commissioner, which was prepared for the 26th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Item 6: Universal Periodic Review Outcome, 19 June 2014. Watch here.

Interviews

Radio New Zealand interview: Dr. Jackie Blue - January 23 2017

Equal Employment Commissioner, Dr Jackie Blue was interviewed on Radio New Zealand on Saturday morning about her hopes, aspirations and plan of attack for the coming year. Read more


Labyrinth of Lies - an interview with Giulio Ricciarelli - June 12 2016

Powerful and haunting, “Labyrinth of Lies” is an eye-opening story about the importance of seeking the truth - even when it’s complicated, ugly and buried beneath years of secrecy and deceit. Read more.


Anzac Day: Leanne Pooley Discusses Her Boundary-Pushing Gallipoli Documentary, '25 April' - April 25 2016

The words “Gallipoli” and “Anzac” have many meanings and hold great significance, as the conflict helped to define the trajectory of our nation and answer the question of who we are as New Zealanders'. Read more.


An interview with Disability Issues Minister, Nicky Wagner - June 24 2015

As you know, many disabled people struggle to get employed but do want have good jobs like other people. Can you tell us your thoughts and ideas on how to break through the barriers employers seem to have when employing disabled people? Read more.


An interview with Children’s Commissioner Russell Wills - June 24 2015

Children’s Commissioner Russell Wills says he continued poverty of thousands of New Zealand children results in enduring damage and contributes to 40,000 hospital admissions every year. Read more.


Christina Noble – Fighting For Children's Rights - May 22 2015

"In Ireland they like to call me 'Mother Teresa with balls', but you can take that out if you think the expression is too crude.” Read more.

Speeches

2017 UN Holocaust Remembrance Day: Speech by Dame Susan Devoy - January 27 2017

Susan Devoy's speech from the 2017 UN Holocaust Remembrance Day at Makara Cemetery. Read more


Susan Devoy's Africa Day 2016 Speech - May 21 2016

Dame Susan Devoy gave the keynote address at the Africa Day 2016 celebrations. 

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Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy speech at the Auckland City Community Development & Safety Committee Forum - August 6 2015

Read Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy's speech at the Auckland Community Development & Safety Committee Forum. 

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"Courageous Conversations” - June 3 2015

On the 3rd of June Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy gave a speech to the National Refugee Resettlement Forum in Wellington.  

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Waitangi Day Speech - Dame Susan Devoy - February 6 2015

Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy's Waitangi Day speech delivered in Hopukiore/Mt Drury, Tauranga. 

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Speech: New Horizons for Women Trust Award Ceremony - July 23 2016

EEO Commissioner Dr Jackie Blue's speech to the New Horizons for Women's Trust Award Ceremony. 

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Dr Jackie Blue: Inner City Women's Group app a game changer - May 4 2016

EEO Commissioner, Dr Jackie Blue, spoke at the launch of ‘1 in 3 Be Free’, an app which will allow women to screen their relationships for abuse.

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EEO Commissioner Dr Jackie Blue address to the Selwyn Supporters Coalition - August 5 2015

Read EEO Commissioner Dr Jackie Blue's address to the Selwyn Foundation on pay equity for aged care workers.

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Dr Jackie Blue: HeForShe Speech Nov 27th - November 27 2015

EEO Commissioner Dr Jackie Blue talks about the importance of leaving no-one behind in the pursuit of gender equality in a speech at the HeForShe New Zealand campaign launch.  

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EEO Commissioner Dr Jackie Blue's address to Shakti on their 20th Anniversary - August 11 2015

I would like to wholeheartedly congratulate Shakti on your 20th anniversary.

I would like to acknowledge the crucial work that you do in ethnic communities, supporting women and advocating for their rights. Read more.


EEO Commissioner Dr Jackie Blue's address to the CTU Women's Conference - July 10 2015

Read EEO Commissioner Dr Jackie Blue's address to Shakti on their 20th Anniversary. 

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EEO Commissioner Dr Jackie Blue: Address to the Pay Equity Forum - April 16 2015

Read EEO Commissioner Dr Jackie Blue's keynote address at the CTU's Biennial Women’s Conference. 

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Commissioner Dr Jackie Blue: Challenges and achievements since Beijing 1995 - June 11 2014

EEO Commissioner Dr Jackie Blue addressed the Pay Equity Forum today at Te papa in Wellington. Read here full speech here.  

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Dr Jackie Blue: Caring Counts and Beyond - May 11 2014

EEO Commissioner Dr Jackie Blue's speech to the Pacific Women's Watch Annual Conference on the challenges and achievements since Beijing 1995.

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Chief Commissioner David Rutherford's speech on business and human rights - December 11 2015

Chief Commissioner David Rutherford spoke at the UNANZ conference to celebrate Human Rights Day. Respecting human rights makes good business sense. 

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Protecting the Balance: Trust, Confidence, Privacy and Intelligence - July 17 2015

Read Chief Commissioner David Rutherford's keynote address at the Institute of Intelligence Professionals' conference.  

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God Defend New Zealand is about standing up for each other – Race Unity Speech Winner - April 11 2016

The New Zealand Race Unity Speech Competition winner urges New Zealanders to embody our national anthem and stand up for others when they are racially abused. 

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Growing Gender Pay Gap a Concern - November 14 2014

While Kiwi women are among the world’s most educated, the World Economic Forum’s annual Global Gender Gap Index shows that there is a growing gap between economic opportunities for men and women in New Zealand. 

Read more.

Audio

David Rutherford discusses the Te Kauwhata College bullying incident - June 2016

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Janet Anderson Bidois discusses the proposed Substance Addiction Bill - May 2016

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Moana Eruera discusses the NZ Human Rights NPA - April 2016

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Compulsory drug treatment bill under fire - May 23 2016

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