National Action Plan Against Racism

Tēnā koutou katoa. We need your help.

The Human Rights Commission is engaging with the public over the best action to take to eliminate racism in Aotearoa New Zealand. This is a strategic priority for the Commission - the nation's independent human rights body. The national action plan against racism is the government’s responsibility to devise and implement.

We want your ideas to ensure this work reflects the vision, values and lived experiences of impacted communities, families, whānau, hapū, and iwi across the country. 

Your contributions with be treated anonymously and will be summarised in the Commission's engagement report, which will be submitted to the government in order to inform its work on this crucial kaupapa.

The report will also be made publicly available.

How can you help? 

Ensure your voice is heard by answering these questions:

  • What is your vision for an Aotearoa New Zealand that is free of racism? (up to 300 words)
  • What difference would a racism-free Aotearoa New Zealand make to your life?
  • What are your best ideas that would enable Aotearoa New Zealand to be free of racism?

If you have any queries, or if you would prefer to contribute your ideas by email, please email us at [email protected]

Submissions closing date: 23rd November 2021

What is your vision for an Aotearoa New Zealand that is free of racism?


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