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Prudence Walker appointed as the new Te Kaihautū Tika Hauātanga Disability Rights Commissioner

WEU Chair, Rawa Karetai Wood-Bodley congratulates Prudence on behalf of We Enable Us.

12 months ago by , Rawa Karetai Wood-Bodley

On behalf of We Enable Us, I would like to extend our heartfelt congratulations on Prudence Walker's recent appointment as Te Kaihautū Tika Hauātanga Disability Rights Commissioner, entrusted with the critical responsibility of leading Te Kāhui Tika Tangata - the Human Rights Commission's endeavours in the realm of disability rights.

The appointment is a testament to Prudence’s exceptional dedication, expertise, and tireless efforts in advocating for the rights of disabled people. Over the years, we have witnessed Prudence’s unwavering commitment to creating a more inclusive and equitable society where everyone, regardless of their abilities, is afforded the respect, opportunities, and support they deserve.

We believe that Prudence's visionary leadership, coupled with your extensive knowledge of disability rights, will undoubtedly shape the landscape of disability advocacy in New Zealand. Their unique perspective and understanding of the challenges faced by individuals with disabilities will enable Prudence to champion disabled people's rights effectively while fostering a culture of empathy, compassion, and accessibility.

The work ahead of Prudence is crucial, as it holds the power to transform the lives of countless individuals with disabilities and their families. By leading Te Kāhui Tika Tangata in this work, Prudence will be at the forefront of shaping policies, influencing legislation, and fostering partnerships that promote and protect the rights of disabled people. Their expertise will guide initiatives to eliminate barriers, dismantle discrimination, and ensure equal opportunities in all spheres of life.

We Enable Us are confident that under Prudence's capable leadership, the Human Rights Commission's work in disability rights will reach new heights, making a lasting and positive impact on the lives of individuals with disabilities throughout New Zealand.

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