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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Public Lecture With Tim Wise - Towards Racial Equity: Becoming an Effective Ally Mar 12, 2018

On March 21, the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, the Office of African Nova Scotian Affairs and the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission are pleased to present Tim Wise, one of the most prominent anti-racist writers and educators in the United States.

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Resources to Help Nova Scotia Employers Address Sexual Harassment Mar 08, 2018

The Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission is introducing new online resources to help employers address and prevent sexual harassment in the workplace.

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Community Conversations with Dr. Scot Wortley on Street Checks Feb 01, 2018

The Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission is continuing its meetings with the African Nova Scotian community on police street checks. On September 18, 2017, the Commission announced that it had selected Dr.

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Nova Scotia Youth Art - Human Rights Jan 03, 2018

For the 50th Anniversary of the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission, youth aged 12-24 from across Nova Scotia submitted work on what human rights means to them.

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Settlement reached in Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission Complaint by Liane Tessier Dec 18, 2017

The Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission (NSHRC), Halifax Regional Municipality, and Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency (HRFE) have settled a complaint filed by Liane Tessier alleging historic systemic discrimination based on gender.

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2017 Human Rights Awards - Recipients Dec 07, 2017

Each year, the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission recognizes Nova Scotians nominated by their peers for work in the field of human rights, social justice and advocacy. This year is particularly special, given it is the commission’s 50th anniversary – the organization was established in 1967.