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Abortion: 66% of NZers agree that a woman should have the right to choose

Abortion: 66% of NZers agree that a woman should have the right to choose New Zealand’s first Gender Attitudes Survey shows that 66% of New Zealanders agree that a woman should have the right to choose whether or not she has an abortion – while 14% disagreed. A further 15% of New Zealanders were neutral and 5% […]

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Ignorance is not bliss – context is everything

Ignorance is not bliss – context is everything By Nina Herriman, Chief Storyteller When I was a kid, they told me girls can do anything, and I believed them.  I still do.  That career as a top gun fighter pilot?  Still on the cards.  Every time I score a try at touch rugby, part of […]

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Expressions Of Interest – Chief Executive, National Council of Women New Zealand (NCWNZ)

Expressions Of Interest – Chief Executive, National Council of Women New Zealand (NCWNZ)  Expressions of Interest for the position of Interim Chief Executive are being invited from interested parties who have previous Chief Executive or interim management experience in the NGO sector. A good understanding of intersectional feminism and gender equality and experience with media […]

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Lies, damned lies and statistics?  Telling accurate stories from data

Lies, damned lies and statistics?  Telling accurate stories from data By Nina Herriman, Chief Storyteller at the National Council of Women In my last blog, I briefly mentioned the importance of accurate stories and promised to talk about how we’re going use the Gender Dashboard to tell accurate stories about gender inequality. But first, let’s […]

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Suffrage 125 a milestone year for the National Council of Women

The National Council of Women is celebrating this milestone year by pushing forward to achieve gender equality for all New Zealanders with our Gender Equal NZ campaign. Today marks 125 years since New Zealand women won the right to vote. On 19 September 1893, after the suffragists submitted a petition with nearly 32,000 signatures New […]

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“So, what exactly is your job?”

“So, what exactly is your job?” By Nina Herriman “So, what exactly is your job?” is a question I’ve heard a lot since May this year when I started as Chief Storyteller (Data and Visualisation) at the National Council of Women of New Zealand. The good news is I’ve got this nice description of the […]

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Feminism and trans rights must go hand-in-hand

In response to: www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/most-read-wellington-transgender-woman-denied-membership-female-gym-opens-up-q The National Council of Women of New Zealand supports the rights of transgender women to access services as women – including women’s gyms and other spaces – because trans women are women. National Council of Women Chief Executive and Gender Equal NZ Spokesperson Gill Greer says the way that trans women […]

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Out-dated gender roles: Gender pay gap larger among parents than non-parents

Out-dated gender roles: Gender pay gap larger among parents than non-parents New research Parenthood and Labour Market Outcomes, commissioned by the Ministry for Women and undertaken by AUT and the Motu Institute, released today shows that motherhood generally still comes at a significant price for women – and that parenthood remains highly gendered in New Zealand. The research explores […]

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Paid partner leave would help to achieve gender equality

Gender Equal NZ supports claim that paid partner leave would help to achieve gender equality  In response to: https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/357296/paid-partner-leave-would-help-close-gender-pay-gap-expert Gender Equal NZ led by the National Council of Women wholeheartedly agrees that instigating paid-partner leave after childbirth would be a “concrete step” in addressing the gender pay gap – and achieving gender equality. Chief Executive Gill […]

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The National Council of Women is calling on Good Guys on our Founders’ Day

Today marks Founders’ Day for the National Council of Women of New Zealand – 122 years since Kate Sheppard and other leading suffragists founded the gender equality organisation in 1896. This year also marks Suffrage 125. On 19 September 1893, after the suffragists submitted a petition with nearly 32,000 signatures – which was also supported […]

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