Disabled people

About our work

Disability rights are promoted through a variety of activities around the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, and every day through promoting and protecting the rights of people with disabilities. Our work in this area is led by Disability Rights Commissioner, Paula Tesoriero, MNZM.

We work in partnership with others to help individuals and organisations around New Zealand to understand their rights and meet their legal responsibilities. We do this by working with government, business, community partners, education providers, the media and workplaces.