Youth for Human Rights

Youth for Human Rights International (YHRI) is a nonprofit organization founded in 2001 by Dr. Mary Shuttleworth, an educator born and raised in apartheid South Africa, where she witnessed firsthand the devastating effects of discrimination and the lack of basic human rights.

The purpose of YHRI is to teach youth about human rights, specifically the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and inspire them to become advocates for tolerance and peace. YHRI has now grown into a global movement, including hundreds of groups, clubs and chapters around the world.

Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission was set up in 1977 and works under the Human Rights Act 1993. Our purpose is to promote and protect the human rights of all people in Aotearoa New Zealand. We work for a free, fair, safe and just New Zealand, where diversity is valued and human dignity and rights are respected. In this section you can find out more about who we are, what we do and why.


Māia is building a home for kaupapa driven communications in Aotearoa. Māia means brave, but it isn’t reckless bravery. It’s the bravery of Polynesian master navigators when they set sail for Aotearoa, and looked to the stars to guide the way.  Māia is bravery, grounded in knowledge. And that is what is woven into all that we do.

Our mission is to offer accessible marketing communications support, at scale, to improve social outcomes.

And we empower the changemakers of the business world, with expert and inspired communications knowledge, so that they too, can be māia.

One Picture

We are a strategy company, a consumer insights company, a brand planning and innovation company. The Discovery Company. Born in 2001, we saw a window of opportunity in the insights space because a lot of agencies were traditional, inflexible and stuck in their ways. Eager to unpack the psychology of consumers, constantly evolve and most importantly apply our business savviness to real commercial challenges, we have grown year on year. We are driven by a desire to enable our clients to win and ultimately for our insight strategies to lead to commercial success. Intelligent people delivering amazing work with forward-thinking clients – that’s the name of our game.

The Opshop

The Opshop creates thoughtful brand strategy and design, with an eye on the big picture. They partner with organisations to reimagine the future – through insight, empathy and a human-centred approach. Whether it’s branding, communications or innovation they design for impact and believe all organisations can be a force for change.

Ethics Olympiad 

The Ethics Olympiad provides schools with a unique opportunity to develop skills in critical thinking, collaboration and communication.  Age-appropriate and objective ethical cases are released each year and are provided to participating schools well before the event. During an Ethics Olympiad teams engage with each other and teams from other schools on the relevant cases. They work as a team to respond to questions while building and critiquing their own and others’ arguments. They engage with teams from other schools nearby, in other parts of the country and overseas. This year we have joined with the Ethics Centre and Humanity Matters to encourage students to come up with their own ethical cases. The Ethics Olympiad Case writing competition is sponsored by Humanity Matters and the Ethics Centre.