EHRC Posts

The EHRC publishes it’s 2020-2021 Annual Report

The EHRC is an independent statutory body with responsibilities under the Commission for Equality &Human Rights Ordinance 2015. It reports to Elected Members through the Social & Community Development Committee and liaises with the Civil Service through the Chief Secretary. In terms of SHG’s 10 year plan, the EHRC plays a pivotal role in assistingContinue reading “The EHRC publishes it’s 2020-2021 Annual Report”

Your Vote is Your Voice!

The right to Self-determination exercised every time we vote. This year there will be a General Election and we will be asked to vote for the 12 people who will make decisions on our behalf for the next four years. The choices we make will affect many things such as housing, education, employment and healthcare.Continue reading “Your Vote is Your Voice!”

CEO Speech at St Helena’s Day: Memorial Ceremony for the Formerly Enslaved

On St Helena’s Day on the 21st May 2021 a ceremony was held in remembrance of both the enslaved and “liberated” Africans on the island of St Helena. The ceremony took place at the old Pipe Store at the back of the island’s prison, were the human remains of the formerly enslaved had been housedContinue reading “CEO Speech at St Helena’s Day: Memorial Ceremony for the Formerly Enslaved”

St Helena Equality & Human Rights Commission (EHRC) becomes the first British Overseas Territories (BOT) to become a member of the Commonwealth Forum of National Human Rights Institutions (CFNHRI)

The Commonwealth Forum of National Human Rights Institutions is a member-led network of human rights institutions, ombudsmen, and public defenders who protect, promote and advance human rights in their respective countries. Through shared expertise and collaboration they are working to ensure a Commonwealth in which the rights of all our 2.4 billion citizens are respected,Continue reading “St Helena Equality & Human Rights Commission (EHRC) becomes the first British Overseas Territories (BOT) to become a member of the Commonwealth Forum of National Human Rights Institutions (CFNHRI)”

Open Letter Regarding Political Governance Review

PWSD Yard, the Castle, Jamestown, St Helena Tel: 22133 Email: catherine@humanrightssthelena.org 9th March 2021 Dear Councillor From the beginning the Equality & Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has welcomed the review of the governance of St Helena and has understood the drivers for change. In particular, the EHRC is keen to see a more open, transparentContinue reading “Open Letter Regarding Political Governance Review”

EHRC Review and Recommendations of the New Immigration Policy

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has reviewed this legislation and have submitted their views as part of the consultation process. The Equality and Human Rights Commission welcomes and supports the stated aims of: Increased economic growth  Filling job vacancies in jobs where there is a local skill shortage and in particular nurses, doctors, teachersContinue reading “EHRC Review and Recommendations of the New Immigration Policy”

BLACK HISTORY MATTERS

Peggy King Jorde is a Cultural Projects Consultant combining more than 30 years of experience in architecture and historic preservation projects in New York City and beyond. In 1990, King Jorde was thrust into the limelight as a pivotal figure in the fight to protect a 17th century African Burial Ground for enslaved and freeContinue reading “BLACK HISTORY MATTERS”

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