In addition to Europe’s Jewish population, many other groups and minorities were brutally discriminated against and murdered in the Holocaust – notably, people with a disability, queer communities, the Roma and Sinti populations and Communist sympathisers. Our Human Rights work and advocacy recognises and honours the importance of standing up for a diversity of human rights - including gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race and ethnicity, disability, age and religious freedom.
Our human rights activity and advocacy includes:
Partnering with New Zealand’s Human Rights Commission (“HRC”) on relevant activities/events (e.g. United Nations International Holocaust Remembrance Day)
Making public/media statements on human rights issues directly relevant to HCNZ’s purpose and focus – both in New Zealand and regionally: