Feature Articles

Discover all of the current and past human rights news, announcements and events, and see how you can get involved in supporting human rights in the province of 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.

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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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Information Sessions: Manager, Dispute Resolution May 03, 2024

The Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission is currently seeking applications from qualified candidates interested in contributing to the protection and advancement of the human rights of Nova Scotians. You can learn more during two upcoming online information sessions.

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Celebrating Asian Heritage Apr 30, 2024

Each year throughout the month of May we are invited to celebrate the rich contributions of Asian communities to Canada’s cultural tapestry, Asian Heritage Month also serves as a reminder of the work that remains to address ongoing discrimination and racism faced by people of Asian descent.

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Adjudicators Appointed to Inquiry Roster Apr 18, 2024

Five Nova Scotia lawyers have been appointed to a board of inquiry adjudicator roster for human rights cases. Another five have been re-appointed.