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An important part of the Commission’s mandate involves public education, community engagement and promotion of human rights in Nova Scotia.

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Standing Up Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia May 16, 2024

May 17 marks the 20th International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia.

Filmmaker JOsh Dunn wears subglasses in this image promoting the screening of Our Hearts Aren't Disabled

Human Rights on Screen: Our Hearts Aren’t Disabled May 13, 2024

Our personal relationships are the stuff of life. Fostering friendships, intimate and romantic relationships can bring meaning to our lives and deepen our understanding of ourselves and the world around us. They can also be fraught with complication.

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Red Dress Day May 03, 2024

On May 5 we commemorate Red Dress Day, a solemn occasion to raise awareness of the devastating epidemic of violence against Indigenous women and girls.

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