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MIL-OSI New Zealand: Newsletter: Free speech, workplace family violence, the UN committee on women’s rights, Equality at Work in 2018

By   /  August 17, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Business, Commerce, Employment, English, Health, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, Justice, law, Legal, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government - Public Service, Open Source Intel, Politics, Trade  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: Newsletter: Free speech, workplace family violence, the UN committee on women’s rights, Equality at Work in 2018

Source: Human Rights Commission Welcome to the latest Human Rights Commission newsletter Tūrangawaewae – a summary of recent developments on the New Zealand human rights landscape, and the work the Commission is doing for a better, fairer New Zealand. This issue covers the current free speech debate in New Zealand, the Commission’s family violence policy […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: Birth certificate changes welcomed by takatāpui, trans and non-binary people

By   /  August 10, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, English, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, Justice, law, MIL OSI, NATO, New Zealand, New Zealand Government - Public Service, Open Source Intel  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: Birth certificate changes welcomed by takatāpui, trans and non-binary people

Source: Human Rights Commission The Human Rights commission is delighted that the Governance Administration Committee has recommended a human rights approach in simplifying the process to update sex details on birth certificates. By recommending a similar process to updating a passport or driver’s license, the Select Committee is bringing New Zealand in line with international […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: Indigenous Peoples’ Day time for recommitted efforts

By   /  August 9, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Crime, Employment, English, Health, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, Justice, MIL OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government - Public Service, Open Source Intel, Police, Republic of Korea, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, Trade, United Nations  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: Indigenous Peoples’ Day time for recommitted efforts

Source: Human Rights Commission Today, August 9, is Indigenous Peoples’ Day in many countries around the world and it is a chance to celebrate the diversity and achievements of Indigenous peoples and to commit to ensuring that their rights are protected. In New Zealand, the day is a timely reminder of the need for continued […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: Shortland Street episode highlights need for balanced Down syndrome information

By   /  August 1, 2018  /  24-7, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, English, Health, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, MIL OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government - Public Service, Open Source Intel, Trade  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: Shortland Street episode highlights need for balanced Down syndrome information

Source: Human Rights Commission Disability Rights Commissioner Paula Tesoriero says the current storyline on New Zealand drama Shortland Street emphasises the need for balanced information about Down syndrome. “It is concerning that the initial suggestion raised by a person playing a medical professional on the show at the possibility of having a child with Down […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: New domestic violence law will help victims

By   /  July 26, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Business, Commerce, Employment, English, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, MIL OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government - Public Service, Open Source Intel, United Nations  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: New domestic violence law will help victims

Source: Human Rights Commission The Human Rights Commission welcomed the final reading of the Domestic Violence Victims Protection Bill which will come into force early next year. According to consultation recently carried out by the Human Rights Commission with a range of women’s organisations, gender-based violence against women and children is their number one human […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: UN women’s rights committee calls for new strategy on violence against women and a Royal Commission of Inquiry into Family Court

By   /  July 24, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Crime, Employment, English, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, Immigration, Justice, law, MIL OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government - Public Service, Open Source Intel, United Nations  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: UN women’s rights committee calls for new strategy on violence against women and a Royal Commission of Inquiry into Family Court

Source: Human Rights Commission The United Nations committee on women’s rights has today backed a call for New Zealand to adopt a cross-party and long-term strategy to combat gender-based violence against women.  The call for a strategy to combat gender-based violence was made by the Human Rights Commission and NGOs to the United Nation’s Committee […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: Jackie’s CEDAW speech – NHRI meeting 9 July 2018

By   /  July 10, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Australia, Crime, Culture, Economy, Employment, English, Fisheries, Health, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, Immigration, Investment, Justice, Labour, law, Legal, MIL OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government - Public Service, Open Source Intel, Republic of Korea, Trade  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: Jackie’s CEDAW speech – NHRI meeting 9 July 2018

Source: Human Rights Commission E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e rau rangatira mā, Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa (To all authorities, all voices, to the many leaders gathered here, greetings, greetings, greetings).   It is an honour and a privilege to be here today representing the New Zealand Human Rights Commission in my […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: New Zealand examined by the UN’s CEDAW Committee

By   /  July 6, 2018  /  24-7, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Employment, English, Health, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, law, Legal, Maori, MIL OSI, NATO, New Zealand, New Zealand Government - Public Service, Open Source Intel, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, United Nations  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: New Zealand examined by the UN’s CEDAW Committee

Source: Human Rights Commission By Jackie Blue, Equal Employment Oppurtunities Commissioner. Next week the New Zealand Government will by examined by the UN’s CEDAW Committee (Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women), to assess how well the human rights of women and girls are being upheld in our country. I will […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: Equality at work is improving but at a glacial pace

By   /  July 3, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Business, Commerce, Education, Employment, English, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, Labour, MIL OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government - Public Service, Open Source Intel  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: Equality at work is improving but at a glacial pace

Source: Human Rights Commission Women continue to feature in the negative labour market indicators according to a new report from the Human Rights Commission. Groups that are particularly marginalised include young Māori and Pasifika women and young Pasifika men. The bi-annual Tracking Equality at Work report and web-based interactive tool released today by the Human […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: Employers offered family violence model policy

By   /  July 2, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Business, Commerce, Employment, English, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, MIL OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government - Public Service, Open Source Intel, Trade  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: Employers offered family violence model policy

Source: Human Rights Commission The Human Rights Commission congratulates a group of pioneering employers who have published a model workplace policy on family violence and encourages other firms to take it up. “Employers know that family violence is a human rights issue that affects productivity and safety in the workplace,” says Equal Opportunities Commissioner Dr […]

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