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Humanity Matters NZ

We provide educational resources and consulting expertise for educators, NGO’s, government and the private sector in the area of human rights, with a focus on race/ethnicity and gender and a particular specialisation in genocide.

Our Mission

To be a leading independent resource and advocate for human rights in New Zealand and beyond, contributing to greater compassion, empathy and acceptance for minority communities.


We offer Consulting Services spanning strategy, policy, education & training in human rights.


We provide current lessons and educational resources that are easy to use and apply in teaching human rights.


Humanity Matters designs and develops materials to support human rights education, including a particular specialisation in genocide.

Media & Events

Find out more about Humanity Matters in the media and what events that Humanity Matters Aotearoa has planned and has attended.  


Join us in supporting our work to provide resources that will educate people on human rights and their responsibilities. Together we can build an Aotearoa that celebrates diversity, inclusion and what humanity means.

Check out our partners and funders here, who had contributed to making Humanity Matters a reality. Also, find out how you can donate and be part of our mission.

“To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity.”
— Nelson Mandela


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