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Quarterly Report published (May 2016)

The first Quarterly Report since the creation of the Equality & Human Rights Commission, for Q1, 2016, has been published.

You can download a copy from our Documents page, in the Plans & Reports section.

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Please complete our Questionnaire! (April 2016)

We need to understand how people feel about their human rights now, so that we can target our work where it is most needed.

Please help us by filling in this questionnaire and returning it to us by Friday 22nd April 2016:

There are two versions on this site:

If neither of these work for you the questionnaire is printed in the island newspaper on 7th/8th April 2016 or you can contact us for a copy.

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International Women’s Day 2015 (April 2015)

International Women’s Day 2015 was celebrated on St. Helena with a Fun Day organised jointly by WISH (Women’s Issues St. Helena) and the Girl Guides Association.

A report appeared in the St Helena Independent on 13th March and the following is reproduced from the St. Helena Government publication “The Ambassador”{1} (click to enlarge):

“The Ambassador” March 2015 The Equality & Human Rights Commission News Archives

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Equality & Human Rights Commission Consultation (February 2015)

Consultation Period: From 28th January to 28th February 2015

In 2011 extensive consultation was carried out which established the need for a Commission for Equality & Human Rights. Legislation has now been drafted to set up the Commission. Consultation is now taking place on the propsals for the Equality & Human Rights Commission. Read the full notice here, a handy leaflet here and download the Bill for an Ordinance here.

It is important that you make your views known. Please contact us with your comments.

Consultation flyer February 2015 The Equality & Human Rights Commission News Archives

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Website Created (May 2014)

Welcome to the website of The Equality & Human Rights Commission. We hope you will find it useful in understanding what Human Rights are all about.

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Press Release from the Human Rights Office (May 2013)

Human Rights Capacity Building Committee Logo The Equality & Human Rights Commission News Archives

The Human Rights Capacity Building Committee (HRCBC) and the Human Rights Office are marking World Press Freedom Day (May 3rd) by launching an information leaflet: “Freedom of Information - a Human Right”.

Catherine Turner, the Human Rights Facilitator said: “The freedom of the press and freedom of information are cornerstones of human rights and a democratic society”.

A range of similar short, jargon free leaflets will be produced over the next few weeks on various human rights issues including equality for vulnerable groups, employers and employee rights, Children’s rights and many more.

Leaflets can be obtained from the Human Rights Office in Jamestown but anyone who has difficulty accessing the office can contact Catherine Turner on 22133 or email for delivery.

The HRCBC would like to thank the Community Development Organisation for their support in the funding of these leaflets.

For more information about Freedom of Information in St. Helena go to

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