Resources

Disability

New Zealand

Useful links to New Zealand COVID-19 information and resources for Deaf and disabled people link

Ministry of Health information for disabled people and their families and whānau link

The UN launched a report on 6 May 2020 that recommends a disability-inclusive response and recovery for everyone. Link

The UN Secretary General published the policy brief on persons with disabilities.  A video is available here. A news brief is available in this link.

The policy brief takes into account many of the already existing guidance documents, including the OHCHR guidance on persons with disabilities,

International – UN and WHO

An Easy Read document about Human Rights by Human Rights Watch link

Disability considerations during the COVID-19 outbreak - simple actions and protective measures that can be taken link

Preventing discrimination against disabled people in COVID-19 response link

COVID-19: Who is protecting people with disabilities? – UN rights expert link

Accessible information on COVID-19

Information and advice in other formats for people with particular accessibility needs.

Toward a Disability-Inclusive COVID19 Response: 10 recommendations from the International Disability Alliance

Older persons

Policy Brief: The Impact of COVID-19 on older persons

Guidance from our Commissioners

Paul Hunt on Te Ao discussing COVID19

Chief Human Rights Commissioner, Paul Hunt, spoke with Te Ao about our latest report on Human Rights and Te Tiriti o Waitangi: COVID-19 and Alert Level 4 in Aotearoa New Zealand. Read it here: https://bit.ly/3fbd0hZ

Posted by New Zealand Human Rights Commission on Thursday, April 30, 2020

Update from Karania Sumeo on COVID-19

Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner, Saunoamaali’i Karanina Sumeo, talks about the future of work post-COVID-19 and the need to truly provide equal opportunities to vulnerable groups of workers like disabled, older and young workers who often face discrimination in employment.

Posted by New Zealand Human Rights Commission on Tuesday, April 21, 2020

An update from our Disability Rights Commissioner on COVID-19

Disability Rights Commissioner Paula Tesoriero talks about our role related to COVID-19, and new tools for raising COVID-19 human rights issues and challenges facing the disabled community.

Posted by New Zealand Human Rights Commission on Thursday, April 16, 2020

COVID-19 is not only a health emergency but a human rights emergency.

Our Chief Commissioner, Paul Hunt, explains why the COVID-19 national emergency is not only a health emergency but a human rights emergency.

Posted by New Zealand Human Rights Commission on Sunday, April 12, 2020

Iwi Māori led approaches in COVID 19

Uruta: https://www.uruta.maori.nz/

Paerangi: https://paerangi.nz/

Protect Our Whakapapa: https://www.facebook.com/ProtectOurWhakapapa

Te Korimako - Legal Education: https://www.facebook.com/tekorimakolegaleducation

Manaaki20: https://www.manaaki20.org/

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