Story: Human rights

Youth march for rights, 1981 (1st of 2)

Youth march for rights, 1981

This march from Te Hāpua, Northland, to Wellington was held in August and September 1981 to draw attention to the rights of youth in a time of economic downturn. The event emphasised the social and economic rights of youth – particularly Māori and those from rural areas – to jobs, education, recreational facilities and a say in decision-making. These marchers are near the end of their journey, passing through Tawa.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1981/3076
Photograph by Merv Griffiths

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Paul Rishworth, 'Human rights - Human rights: the background', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 3 July 2022)

Story by Paul Rishworth, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 28 Jun 2016