Wednesday, June 20, 2018

NZ Defence Force world leader in diversity for support of the LGBTQI community

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transgender_people_and_military_service#New_Zealand The New Zealand Defence Force has been lauded as a world leader in diversity and for support of the LGBTQI community, and has been ranked as number one for integration of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender personnel into the nation's military.[34][35] With the addition of the Human Rights Act to the

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NZ 4th most democratic country

These are world's most democratic countries, according to the Economist https://t.co/OvLyf01VE4 #democracy pic.twitter.com/g3K0GaOmT4— World Economic Forum (@wef) February 21, 2018 The US’s declining status is primarily due to a significant fall in people’s trust in the functioning of public institutions, a trend that was well established before the election of President

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We should lift the scab on sexual abuse

http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/shows/2018/02/we-need-to-lift-the-scab-on-child-abuse-and-investigate-failure-of-the-state-marama-fox.html The Government should use this opportunity to look into the failings of the state to respond to institutionalised abuse. That would open up the inquiry to look at all institutions that failed in their responsibility to care for their children, and the governmental response once they knew about the abuse.

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NZ 4th most democratic country

By Kamalthebest - Own work, derived from File:BlankMap-World-Microstates.svg, CC BY-SA 4.0, Link   Democracy Index by country (2016)[edit] Listing by country is available on The Economist website.[1] Democracy Index 2016 Rank Country Score Electoral process and pluralism Functioning of government Political participation Political culture Civil liberties Category 1  Norway 9.93 10.00 9.64 10.00 10.00 10.00 Full democracy 2  Iceland 9.50 10.00 8.93 8.89 10.00 9.71 Full democracy 3  Sweden 9.39 9.58 9.64 8.33 10.00 9.41 Full democracy 4  New Zealand 9.26 10.00 9.29 8.89 8.13 10.00 Full democracy 5  Denmark 9.20 9.58 9.29 8.33 9.38 9.41 Full democracy 6  Canada 9.15 9.58 9.64 7.78 8.75 10.00 Full democracy 7  Ireland 9.15 9.58 7.86 8.33 10.00 10.00 Full democracy 8   Switzerland 9.09 9.58 9.29 7.78 9.38 9.41 Full democracy 9  Finland 9.03 10.00 8.93 7.78 8.75 9.71 Full democracy 10  Australia 9.01 9.58 8.93 7.78 8.75 10.00 Full democracy 11  Luxembourg 8.81 10.00 8.93 6.67 8.75 9.71 Full democracy 12  Netherlands 8.80 9.58 8.57 8.33 8.13 9.41 Full democracy 13  Germany 8.63 9.58 8.57 7.78 7.50 9.71 Full democracy 14  Austria 8.41 9.58 7.86 8.33 6.88 9.41 Full democracy 15  Malta 8.39 9.17 8.21 6.11 8.75 9.71 Full democracy 16  United Kingdom 8.36 9.58 7.14 7.22 8.75 9.12 Full democracy 17  Spain 8.30 9.58 7.14 7.22 8.13 9.41 Full democracy 18  Mauritius 8.28 9.17 8.21 5.56 8.75 9.71 Full democracy 19  Uruguay 8.17 10.00 8.93 4.44 7.50 10.00 Full democracy

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#Kiwi #children #young as #nine #sex #trafficked

http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2017/09/prostitutes-collective-questions-report-on-child-sex-trafficking-in-nz.html Claims Kiwi children as young as nine are being sex trafficked are being questioned by the Prostitutes' Collective. A report, released by University of Auckland researcher Natalie Thorburn, claims child sex trafficking is prevalent in New Zealand and children as young as 12 were being exploited for money and drugs.

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#NZ #bathrooms #accommodate #Transgender #people

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/79760678/Are-New-Zealand-bathrooms-doing-enough-to-accommodate-Transgender-people Employers in New Zealand are legally required to accommodate the specific needs of trans employees, including in use of the facilities. The law states that "an employee should be able to use facilities that match their gender identity, for example: trans women should be able to use a women's toilet, and

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