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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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Get Involved: Access Awareness Week 2024 Apr 15, 2024

Access Awareness Week Nova Scotia takes place May 26 – June 1 this year.

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Transgender Day of Visibility Mar 28, 2024

Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV) is celebrated annually on March 31 to honor transgender and gender-diverse people, raise awareness about the barriers they face, and celebrate their contributions to society.


Stand United Against Racism Mar 20, 2024

The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination reminds us that everyone deserves respect, regardless of their skin color, ethnicity, or background.

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Human Rights on Screen: Freedom Swell Mar 14, 2024

To commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (March 21), the Commission is inviting Nova Scotians to watch the documentary film Freedom Swell about a community surf program for youth of African descent from a historic Black community in Halifax.

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International Women’s Day Mar 07, 2024

International Women's Day stands as an annual touchstone for everyone invested in the ongoing fight for gender equality, embodying the principles of human rights and social justice.

Upholding dignity and human rights: the Federal Housing Advocate’s review of homeless encampments Final report

Urgent calls to action from Canada’s Federal Housing Advocate Feb 13, 2024

Canada’s Federal Housing Advocate Marie Josèe Houle’s final report on housing encampments in Canada calls for an urgent, coordinated human rights response to address this ongoing crisis.