December Tūrangawaewae

December Tūrangawaewae

December 12, 2016

Tūrangawaewae is the Human Rights Commission's newsletter. 

In this issue we cover:

  • Diversity forum sees launch of That’s Us campaign: Since being launched at the Diversity Forum on the first of September this year, the Human Rights Commission’s That’s Us campaign has engaged with more than one million people through sharing everyday people’s real life stories of racial prejudice. Read more...
  • Young New Zealanders leading the way forward: The Human Rights Commission says young New Zealanders’ growing acceptance and celebration of Maori language and culture shows how bright the future for race relations can be. Read more... 
  • Commission welcomes Government’s commitment to ban seclusion in schools: In the same month that the Commission welcomed an international expert to assist with a review of seclusion practices in New Zealand, news that the government would ban seclusion practices in schools was welcomed. Read more... 
  • Red Zone Report: In early November, the Commission released the second of two reports on monitoring human rights in the Canterbury earthquake recovery. Read more... 
  • Forums prove to be a strong UNDRIP conversation starter: 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...
  • Commission holds public consultation meetings to discuss key issues facing New Zealand: The Commission recently held three public consultations to discuss issues that are likely to have an impact on New Zealand’s human rights record, which is set to be reviewed by UN Committees next year. Read more... 
  • Commission launches videos to encourage organisations to adopt a family violence policy: 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...
  • One Week in Bangkok: Human Rights Specialist Erin Gough writes about her experiences at the APF Human Rights Education Workshop that was held in Bangkok in September. Read more...
  • Love Rugby Respect Women: Following an internal investigation by NZ Rugby into an incident involving a woman called Scarlette and members of the Chiefs, the Commission, alongside a number of prominent kiwi women and New Zealanders, called for change. Read more...
  • New campaign manager joins Commission: Human Rights Commission Digital Campaign Manager, Ryan Mearns, has been in the role for just over three months now and has been working to deliver some of the Commissions key campaigns. Read more... 
  • Online human rights education and training resources being developed: In an effort to further promote and advocate respect for, and an understanding and appreciation of, human rights in New Zealand, the Commission is currently developing an online human rights education curriculum. Read more...

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