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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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Sharing Our Stories from Shore to Shore Feb 17, 2023

In honour of this year’s African Heritage Month theme, Seas of Struggle: African Peoples from Shore to Shore, the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission is pleased to host an intimate discussion focussed on connections between Nova Scotia and the African continent and how these connections show up i

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Independent Board Chair Issues Finding of Discrimination Feb 10, 2023

The chair in an independent human rights board of inquiry has found that a woman whose employment was terminated following complications in her pregnancy was discriminated against on the basis of sex (pregnancy).

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Statement from the Chair: Celebrating African Heritage Month Jan 23, 2023

African Heritage Month is an opportunity for Nova Scotians to reflect upon and celebrate the immense contributions of African Nova Scotians and persons of African descent to the social, cultural, political, and economic fabric of our province.

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Jennifer Doucet vs. Farrow Law Board of Inquiry Dec 06, 2022

An independent human rights board of inquiry in the matter of Jennifer Doucet vs. Jacqueline Farrow Law Office Inc., also known as Farrow Law, will begin Monday, December 12, in Halifax.

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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.