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70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

On December 10, 1948, the General Assembly of the United Nations officially adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This Declaration – one of the greatest documents of modern history – was the world’s response to the atrocities and horrors of the Holocaust. It is an…

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National Day for Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

On December 6, 1989, a 25-year-old man named Marc Lépine burst into l’École Polytechnique de Montréal with an assault rifle and killed 14 women in cold blood. Their deaths shocked a nation and, in 1991, sparked the Canadian Parliament to designate December 6 as a National…

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International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2018

On October 14, 1992, the member states of the United Nations General Assembly agreed to proclaim December 3 as the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Every year since then, people across Saskatchewan and around the world have observed this special date with respect and recognition. They…

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Human Rights in Saskatchewan

It's the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission's job to discourage and eliminate discrimination. It does that in three ways:

  • Investigates complaints of discrimination
  • Promotes and approves equity programs
  • Educates people about human rights law in Saskatchewan

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