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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Access Includes Everyone: International Day for Persons with Disabilities Dec 02, 2022

December 3rd marks the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD),

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Transgender Day of Remembrance Nov 17, 2022

Sunday, November 20 is Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR), a day for individual and collective reflection on the transgender people who have lost their lives to acts of anti-transgender violence.

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Human Rights Complaints and Membership in a Labour Union Nov 03, 2022

This is a notice to anyone intending to file a human rights complaint who is a member of a union in their workplace.

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Five Nova Scotians Appointed to Human Rights Commission Oct 18, 2022

Five Nova Scotians have recently been appointed to the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission.

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Statement from the Chair: Mi’kmaq History Month Oct 01, 2022

Each year, Mi’kmaq history and culture are celebrated across Nova Scotia throughout the month of October.

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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation & Orange Shirt Day Sep 29, 2022

On September 30th we recognize the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation to honour the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their families and communities. Commemorating that tragic and painful history is an essential part of reconciliation.