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 May 26, 2023

Each spring, Nova Scotians celebrate Access Awareness Week (AAW) to bring attention to the important work being done to remove barriers to inclusion for people with disabilities.

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Disability Rights Board of Inquiry to Resume to Discuss Remedy May 26, 2023

The 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 Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission will resume to discuss a remedy on June 6 in Halifax.

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Celebrating Cultural Diversity May 19, 2023

The United Nations’ World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development (WDCDD) is observed on May 21 to remind us of the importance of cultural diversity, intercultural dialogue, and the protection of human rights f

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International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia May 15, 2023

May 17 marks the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT).

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Red Dress Day May 03, 2023

May 5th marks Red Dress Day, also known as the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and Two-Spirit People.

Asian Heritage Month

Celebrating Asian Heritage Month Apr 28, 2023

May is a time to celebrate the diverse cultures, traditions, and contributions of people of Asian descent and ensure the ongoing protection of their rights and freedoms in Nova Scotia and across Canada.