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Statement on the conflict in occupied Palestine

Adhikaar Aotearoa sends our thoughts, aroha and solidarity to the Palestinian struggle for self-determination, independence, and resistance to the violent forces of settler colonisation....

November 12, 2023

Adhikaar Aotearoa Hui

Two weekends ago, Adhikaar Aotearoa’s co-founders, Vinod and Cayathri, came together with two of their trustees, Kiran and Shawn , for our very first Adhikaar Aotearoa hui! Our other trustee, Shaneel, unfortunately wasn’t able to make it - but we made sure to send them pics of all the fun!...

May 6, 2023

A busy 2022 and an even busier 2023

Co-founder, Vinod Bal, outlines the year that was for Adhikaar Aotearoa and provides an outline of what is in store for 2023....

February 5, 2023

A reflection on The Adhikaar Report

Sandra Dickson reflects on The Adhikaar Report. Sandra is a Pākehā bisexual cis woman. She has been active in community building and activism inside Rainbow communities since she came out 33 years ago, including through Hohou Te Rongo Kahukura, a charity dedicated to building Rainbow communities in Aotearoa New Zealand that are free of family, partner and sexual violence....

November 15, 2022

The Adhikaar Report

“All participants agree that more work needs to be done to give visibility to ethnic LGBT+ communities, their struggles and their stories” and “84% have been discriminated against their identities in Aotearoa” reveals the largest study of LGBT+ persons of South Asian ancestries in Aotearoa....

November 1, 2022

The crimes against Afghan LGBT+ refugees - and how to help

Scholar-advocate Vinod Bal explores the circumstances for LGBT+ Afghans under the Taliban regime and calls for a rainbow refugee quota for New Zealand....

October 26, 2022

Cayathri's Interview on Radio Tarana

One of our co-founders, Cayathri Divakalala was interviewed by Radio Tarana. Cayathri talked about Adhikaar Aotearoa, our work and commented on a recent case whereby a bi-sexual man from India was granted refugee status on the grounds of his sexual orientation here in Aotearoa. Give it a listen below!...

August 14, 2022

Why are we proud?

One of our new Trustees, Kiran Patel (he/him) explores what pride means to him....

August 1, 2022

"Atlas" by Shawn Wimalaratne

Supporter of Adhikaar Aotearoa, Shawn Wimalaratne (he/him), writes about their fascination with Atlas'. He talks about the themes of homosexuality, immigration, and the strength of family....

April 2, 2022

LGBTQIA+ Rights in Asia: A Legal Battleground

Scholar-advocate Vinod Bal, co-founder of Adhikaar Aotearoa, explores the queer battles occurring in Asia’s courts. As he describes, there have been many triumphs throughout the years, tempered by some setbacks but.., "our people fight on"....

February 23, 2022

Welcome to Adhikaar Aotearoa

Father waits for the day I bring a crimson bride Yet if I sit on a white horse It’ll be an empty ride -“Beta,” Rakesh Ratti, Yaraana...

February 1, 2022 Posts 1-11 of 11 | Page

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