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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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Commission CEO Joe Fraser and Justice Minister Brad Johns pose with a framed proclamaiton certifiacte

Nova Scotia Marks 75th Anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights Dec 04, 2023

The Province of Nova Scotia and the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission are recognizing the 75th anniversary of the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a groundbreaking global commitment to protect the rights of all people.

a person using a wheelchair appears on a baordwalk approaching a beach in Nova Scotia with beach grass extending along both sides of the long wooden boardwalk

International Day of Persons with Disabilities Dec 01, 2023

December 3 is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD), a day to promote full and equal access to a barrier-free life for all persons with disabilities.

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Transgender Day of Remembrance Nov 17, 2023

On November 20 we remember those who have lost their lives as victims of anti-trans violence and stand together in opposition to the hatred at the root of this ongoing threat to the safety of trans people.

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