Select Committee recommends a legal gender recognition solution for asylum seekers and refugees

All people have the right to legal gender recognition, whatever their immigration status. Rainbow Path strongly believes that Aotearoa can be a country where that is a reality for every trans, non-binary and intersex person living here. Everyone should be able to obtain official New Zealand documents with their correct name and gender. People whoContinue reading “Select Committee recommends a legal gender recognition solution for asylum seekers and refugees”

Rainbow Path’s concerns and hopes for the BDMRR Act

The Births, Deaths, Marriages and Relationships Registration (BDMRR) Bill returns to Parliament this week. Trans asylum seekers, refugees and migrants are some of the groups most often asked to show a photo ID to prove their immigration status in Aotearoa. Yet they are currently excluded from the Bill’s provisions. It’s not too late to commitContinue reading “Rainbow Path’s concerns and hopes for the BDMRR Act”

Support Rainbow Path’s submission on the BDMRR Bill

Midnight this Tuesday 14 September is the closing date for submissions on the Births, Deaths, Marriages and Relationships Registration (BDMRR) Bill. Rainbow Path supports this Bill. It is a huge step forward for trans and non-binary people born In Aotearoa. However, it excludes most trans, non-binary and intersex asylum seekers, refugees and migrants. Together weContinue reading “Support Rainbow Path’s submission on the BDMRR Bill”

All trans and non-binary people in Aotearoa need legal gender recognition

Rainbow Path has been lobbying for almost three years for legal gender recognition, so that trans and non-binary asylum seekers and refugees can obtain official documentation confirming their name and gender. Refugees and asylum seekers are continually asked to show our identity documents to prove who we are and that we are legally able toContinue reading “All trans and non-binary people in Aotearoa need legal gender recognition”

Rainbow Path’s panel is back on!

Register for this 15 July event Rainbow Path’s Auckland Pride 2021 event is back on – and the timing is even better! The night before our February Pride event, Auckland went into lockdown. It took a while to find a new time that worked for all our amazing speakers. Listen to our great panel andContinue reading “Rainbow Path’s panel is back on!”

So Far to Go panel postponed – stay in touch online for updates

Rainbow Path’s So Far to Go panel on refugees’ and asylum seekers’ rights was scheduled for tonight, Monday 15 February, as part of the Auckland Pride festival. We regret that it has had to be postponed because Auckland is in Alert level 3. This panel is really important for us. So Rainbow Path will definitelyContinue reading “So Far to Go panel postponed – stay in touch online for updates”