June Tūrangawaewae

June Tūrangawaewae

June 2, 2016

The latest edition of our newsletter, Tūrangawaewae, has just been published.

In this issue:

Articles

  • Bullying Week NZ:The very first Bullying Free NZ Week took place from 16 – 20 May, marking the progress that has been made on bullying prevention and highlighting the further work that can be done to make sure all children are safe at school.  Read more...
  • The power of the media and everyday New Zealanders: Most of us already realise our mainstream media has a powerful influence on people. What some of us do not already realise is that our media is neither neutral nor objective.  Read more...
  • Rainbow Tick accreditation progressing well:New Zealand is the first country in the world to develop an official standard addressing rainbow inclusive workplaces. The Commission is on track to receive its own Rainbow Tick of approval.  Read here...
  • Business and Human Rights:Save the Date invitations have been sent and the countdown has officially begun to the Business and Human Rights forum, which takes place in August this year.  Read here...
  • Gender Stocktake Report:The Government and Ministers continue to lead by example with the highest ever percentage of women on State Sector boards and committees, but results show further work needed to hit original 50% target.  Read here...
  • When a kerb is more than a kerb:Getting to where you need to be isn’t easy when you have a disability. Seven Sharp’s Kristin Hall recently spent some time with Human Rights specialist Erin Gough navigating her way around the streets of Wellington.  Read here...
  • Substance Addiction Bill:The Substance Addiction Bill (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) has had its first reading in Parliament recently, and while it’s a step in the right direction there is still more to be done to ensure it meets the needs of those who need it most.  Read here...
  • The OPCAT and what that can do for aged care in New Zealand:A growing aging population means there is increased demand for quality aged residential and community care. With those in need of that care and support often ending up in situations where they are vulnerable, Governments must ensure that they are protected and treated with dignity.  Read here...
  • Government announces $46m to support victims of sexual violence:The Human Rights Commission has welcomed the Government’s announcement of $46 million over four years to support victims and prevent sexual violence.  Read more...

Submissions and Publications highlighted

Publications

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