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. 


Steve Estey holding a framed award certifivate in the Red Room

Steven Estey Sep 14, 2023

The esteemed disability rights advocate Steven Estey passed away this week after dedicating his life to advancing dignity, equity and the rights of people with disabilities.

three generations of African Nova Scotians photographed outdoors in Africville Park

Standing with Africville Sep 11, 2023

A noose was recently discovered in a tree behind Africville Park on the historic site of the former township of Africville in Halifax’s north end. This is not simply a piece of rope. It wasn’t found in just any tree. This is not just any park.

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National Acadian Day Aug 10, 2023

Since 1881, Acadians have celebrated National Acadian Day on August 15.

A collage of images of Black youth and the words Nia Summit '23, A Black Youth Led Summit, For us by us for our peers and Equl in Dignity and Rights: Anti-Black Racism from a Youth Perspective

Registration Open for Nia Summit, Led by African Nova Scotian/Black Youth Aug 10, 2023

Led by a group of African Nova Scotian (ANS)/Black youth, the Nia Summit for ANS/Black high school students takes place September 22 at the Black Cultural Centre in Cherry Brook.

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Emancipation Day Jul 31, 2023

August 1st marks Emancipation Day in Canada. On this day in 1834 the Slavery Abolition Act came into effect bringing an end to the enslavement of African people across the British Empire.

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Disability Rights Coalition Board of Inquiry Decision on Remedy Jun 29, 2023

The chair of an independent human rights board of inquiry in the matter of Beth MacLean, Sheila Livingstone, Joseph Delaney and Disability Rights Coalition of Nova Scotia vs. Province of Nova Scotia and the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission issued a decision on remedy today, June 29, 2023.