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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Celebrating 35 Years of Access Awareness May 27, 2022

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

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African Nova Scotian Liaison and Education Officer May 11, 2022

We are pleased to announce that Samm Reid has joined the Human Rights Commission’s Race Relations, Equity and Inclusion team as the African Nova Scotian Liaison and Education Officer.

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Commemorating Asian Heritage Month May 09, 2022

May is Asian Heritage Month, a time to reflect and learn more about the contributions and achievements of Canadians of Asian heritage who have done so much to make Canada the country we know and love.

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Disability Rights Board of Inquiry Continues Apr 14, 2022

An independent human rights board of inquiry in the matter of Disability Rights Coalition of Nova Scotia, Beth MacLean, Sheila Livingstone and Joseph Delaney vs. the Province of Nova Scotia will continue Friday, April 22.

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Resources for Inclusion Apr 08, 2022

The Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia (LISNS) has recently launched Moving Beyond the Binary: a Guide on How to Make Your Organization Meaningfully Inclusive of Two-Spirit, Trans, Non-Binary, and Gender Diverse People.

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Statement from the Director & CEO: Resistance to Slavery and Unity against Racism Mar 25, 2022

Annually on March 25th, the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade challenges us to remember those who suffered and died at the hands of the brutal slavery system and raise awareness about the dangers of racism and prejudice today.