Sunday, April 30, 2017
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Rise of Far Right Populists Threatens Human Rights

https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/jan/13/emergence-populist-leaders-threatens-democracy-human-rights-watch-world-report-2017-trump-putin-erdogan The rise of populist leaders such as Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin poses a “dangerous threat” to human rights that could encourage global abuses around the world, Human Rights Watch has warned in its annual report. Accusing the US president-elect of a campaign for office that fomented hatred and intolerance, the

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Human Rights Commission applauds historic pay equity settlement

Commission applauds historic pay equity settlement https://t.co/iM3ozuF3jM #equalpay pic.twitter.com/YAayencpa2 — NZ Human Rights (@NZHumanRights) April 18, 2017 The Human Rights Commission has said today’s pay equity settlement is historic and will change the lives of thousands of mainly female, low-paid workers and their families. Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) Commissioner Dr Jackie Blue says

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Implicit denial of how prevalent and acceptable sexism is

http://womensenews.org/2017/01/how-mainstream-comedy-has-helped-normalize-trumps-misogyny/ Just as people have argued that “there’s no such thing as an anti-war film” (a quote generally attributed to the French filmmaker François Truffaut), I tend to disagree with Solnit and Schumer. There’s no such thing as anti-rape humor, at least not for the men in the audience. Humor can

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Sexual pressure on women: at Gloriavale, to produce children

http://thespinoff.co.nz/society/30-03-2017/gloriavale-report-have-we-learned-nothing-from-centrepoint/ “When is our government going to respond to these kind of groups properly?” Leslie asks. “It is extraordinary that the same abuser has been accused by multiple women and no charges have been laid. They need a specialised committee to manage complaints of sexual abuse and an expert advisory panel

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New Zealand Police released a fresh report, called “A decade of change”,

http://home.nzcity.co.nz/news/article.aspx?id=245483 A decade since an inquiry found some officers had behaved disgracefully when handling complaints of sexual assault, police say they have revolutionised their culture. The 2007 Commission of Inquiry into police conduct, led by Dame Margaret Bazley, reviewed 313 complaints of sexual assault against 222 police officers between 1979 and 2005. It

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Triumph for Tolerance

http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats/2017/03/15/exit-poll-dutch-far-right-leader-geert-wilders-loses.html?via=desktop&source=copyurl The main exit poll in Wednesday’s Dutch general election show far-right, anti-Islam leader Geert Wilders losing rather badly to Prime Minister Mark Rutte. According to the Associated Press, the polling suggests Rutte’s center-right party has 31 of the 150 lower-house seats, with Wilders’ populist Party for Freedom gaining very few

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Should unvaccinated children be kept out of childcare ?

http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/health/2017/03/childcare-ban-for-unvaccinated-kids-worth-considering.html Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says he wants unvaccinated children to be banned from childcare centres, and is pushing state and territory leaders to take a firm stance on the issue. As part of the proposal, immunisation rates of all preschools and daycare centres would be made publicy available. "Since the Australians

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