Interview with Amnesty On Campus

BY DANIEL GAMBITSIS The Equal Justice Project interviewed Keeara Ofren, the President of Amnesty on Campus at the University of Auckland for 2017. Amnesty International has worked since 1961 to combat human rights abuses globally in relation to armed conflict, detention, disappearances, discrimination, freedom of expression, refugees, asylum seekers, sexual and reproductive rights, torture and other areas. Amnesty researches human …

Law Students: the Silent Struggle with Mental Health and Wellbeing

By Haya Khan ‘Wellbeing Warriors’ is one of the multiple mental health groups from the University of Auckland. The Warriors aim to promote positive discussion around issues of mental health and spread awareness by creating an inclusive atmosphere within law school. In doing so, they hope to lower stress levels and anxieties that are rarely discussed but which are collectively …

Exclusive Interview with Gareth Hughes on the Green Party’s Public Journalism Fund Proposal

Claudia Russell discusses solutions with Gareth Hughes and explores the Green Party’s latest proposal. Journalism in New Zealand is becoming an industry marked by desperation. News headlines are growing increasingly trivial, and ‘fake news’ has become the phrase of the year. In a changing industry increasingly dominated by global giants such as Google and Facebook, our media organizations are struggling …

Applications for EJP Director 2017 Now Open

Are you passionate about social justice? Are you organised and have a vision for how the Equal Justice Project can be bigger and better than ever? Apply to be a 2017 EJP Director! We are currently taking applications for a new EJP director for 2017. You can apply for the position using the form below. The EJP Director role involves …

Attention: Returning Volunteer Expression of Interest

The Equal Justice Project’s Executive invites all returning volunteers from 2016 to express their interest ahead of our general recruitment phase in rejoining the teams that they already have experience working with. If you are a returning volunteer from 2016 then you have to fill out the form below. If you were on Communications or Community in 2016 and you …

Interview with Jennifer Shields – Spokeswoman from No Pride in Prisons

Last week, we published a blog post highlighting the hunger strike in protest of the way in which the Department of Corrections mishandled the transfer request put in by transgender prisoner Jade Follett from Rimutaka Prison to a women’s facility. Shortly after the conclusion of the campaign, EJP leading contributor Eugenia Woo was able to sit down with Jennifer Shields …