People with disabilities

In this section you’ll learn about the Human Rights Commission’s work to remove barriers for people with disabilities. Our work focuses on both individual and systemic discrimination. We intend to ensure that inequality is eliminated, the strengths of disabled people of all ages are recognised, disabled people are respected for who they are and can participate fully in all aspects of society.

We do this in a range of ways, from hosting public forums to contributing to policy development both in New Zealand and internationally. We also work with community organisations and disability advocacy groups across Aotearoa. 

Your rights

Your rights

You have the right to be treated fairly and equally. Find out about human rights as they relate to people with disabilities, including the rights of children.

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Using your rights

Using your rights

If you think you have been discriminated against, we can help. First check out our resources to help you work through your options.

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Our work

Our work

We have a diverse range of projects that promote equality for people with disabilities, addressing issues like better design, political participation, and the right to sign.

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More info

More info

Links and resources for more detail on people with disabilities.

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