Archive | August, 2014

Politicians speak out on gender equality

The National Council of Women of New Zealand (NCWNZ) believes it is important to consider gender equality when deciding who to vote for in the upcoming general election. Therefore, we sent each political party four questions around this topic. The parties that answered were ACT, the Greens, the Internet Party, Labour, the Mana Movement, National, NZ First, […]

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Politicians answer: Health and welfare of women

National Council of Women of New Zealand asked what each party would do to improve the health and welfare of women. Their answers are as follows: ACT: With respect to the health and welfare of women, it is acknowledged that there are distinct ethnic groups who have impaired health. ACT supports consumers having greater choice […]

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Politicians answer: Violence against women

National Council of Women of New Zealand asked each political party what they would do to reduce violence against women. Their answers are as follows: ACT: There have been significant reductions in violence against women over the preceding 4 years. The courses run by the Justice Department have been very effective in many cases and international […]

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Politicians answer: Women’s leadership and pay parity

National Council of Women of New Zealand asked each party what they would do to increase women in leadership positions and achieve pay parity. Here are their answers: ACT: ACT believes that it is not the role of the State to mandate pay levels and to interfere in the private choices of employers and employees. […]

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Report on gender equality progress released

The National Council of Women New Zealand and United Nations Women National Committee for Aotearoa  have released their report for the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific. This report feeds into the global review of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. This platform set goals in 1995 for the […]

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