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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Protection from Hatred Jul 05, 2024

Late last month a news story reported an incident of online hate that targeted a social media post about a Pride-focussed craft project of a pre-primary class on Nova Scotia’s south shore.  The activity highlighted inclusion ahead of Lunenburg County Pride which begins this weekend.

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National Indigenous Peoples Day Jun 20, 2024

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day (NIPD), an important occasion to honor and learn about the history, culture, and contributions of L’nu people, and the Indigenous, Inuit and Metis peoples who have made the lands we know as Canada their home since time immemorial.

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Public Asked to Defend Against Hate and Discrimination Jun 10, 2024

A recent IPSOS poll warns Canada is among few countries globally where public support for queer and trans rights is declining.

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Celebrating Pride Jun 05, 2024

Pride Month takes place throughout June annually to honour and celebrate the 2SLGBTQIA+ community's history, culture, and contributions to all facets of society.

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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.