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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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Register Today: Rhythm and Rights Program for Youth Mar 15, 2023

The Human Rights Commission is excited to share that a program for youth aged 12-19 in partnership with the Dartmouth-based MacPhee Centre for Creative Learning will continue into its third term.

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International Women’s Day Mar 07, 2023

March 8 is International Women's Day (IWD), a day to recognize and celebrate the achievements of women and girls and raise awareness of the progress made towards achieving gender equality and the work that still needs to be done.

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Sharing Our Stories from Shore to Shore Feb 17, 2023

In honour of this year’s African Heritage Month theme, Seas of Struggle: African Peoples from Shore to Shore, the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission is pleased to host an intimate discussion focussed on connections between Nova Scotia and the African continent and how these connections show up i

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Independent Board Chair Issues Finding of Discrimination Feb 10, 2023

The chair in an independent human rights board of inquiry has found that a woman whose employment was terminated following complications in her pregnancy was discriminated against on the basis of sex (pregnancy).

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Statement from the Chair: Celebrating African Heritage Month Jan 23, 2023

African Heritage Month is an opportunity for Nova Scotians to reflect upon and celebrate the immense contributions of African Nova Scotians and persons of African descent to the social, cultural, political, and economic fabric of our province.

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Jennifer Doucet vs. Farrow Law Board of Inquiry Dec 06, 2022

An independent human rights board of inquiry in the matter of Jennifer Doucet vs. Jacqueline Farrow Law Office Inc., also known as Farrow Law, will begin Monday, December 12, in Halifax.