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For sale now: WWI Commemorative 2015 Diaries

National Council of Women of New Zealand’s WWI Commemorative Diary for 2015 is out now! This handy little book makes a great present as we approach the New Year. Diaries are currently being sold for $18 but NCWNZ is able to offer them at a discounted price for those purchasing multiple copies. The diary commemorates […]

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NZ’s gender equality issues considered in international forum

Media release New Zealand faces similar gender equality issues and opportunities to those of its neighbouring countries, according to the latest international conference on women’s empowerment. National Council of Women of New Zealand (NCWNZ) National President, Rae Duff, said violence against women and economic empowerment of women to achieve gender equality were key topics at […]

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Sexist underbelly in the spotlight

The Roger Sutton case should be a lightning rod for change in how we treat each other. It highlights our country’s sexist underbelly. It demonstrates that: gender issues are complicated; the context within which things happen is important; and as a nation we are confused and divided about what’s right and what’s wrong in our […]

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Gender equality information increase

Gender equality information increase The National Council of Women of New Zealand is starting a monthly e-newsletter and has added sections to its website to meet the growing demand for information and support around gender equality. Three new website sections, services & support, resources, and news, offer an online gender equality hub. These sections are […]

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Gender equality call for 50/50 by 2020

National Council of Women calls for 50/50 by 2020 The new leader of the National Council of Women of New Zealand is calling for gender equality by 2020. Rae Duff, previously 1st Vice President, was confirmed National President at the council’s conference in Auckland. She replaced retiring President Barbara Arnold. Rae Duff, in her opening […]

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Media release – Response to bikini-clad promo girls heartening

NCWNZ heartened by response to bikini-clad promo girls The National Council of Women of New Zealand is heartened by the strong response to the inappropriate use of bikini-clad girls at a technology expo. Council chief executive Sue McCabe said the condemnation of technology and digital life fans to NetGuide’s use of the women at their […]

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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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