Media Release: Saturday 8 March 2014
It is 100 years this year since the 8th March was chosen as the global date to celebrate International Women’s day. This year’s world wide theme of ‘Inspiring Change’ calls for challenging the status quo and focusing attention on areas requiring further action said Barbara Arnold, the President of the National Council of Women of New Zealand.
The day is also one for celebrating the social, political and economic achievements of women. NCWNZ is an umbrella organisation linking a diverse range of women’s networks nationally and internationally. Barbara Arnold said that many NCW Branches will be holding events in their regions to both honour past milestones and to promote contemporary issues such as gender pay equity, elimination of family violence and the extension of paid parental leave.