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More “Enabling” Behaviour Urgently Needed To Support Equity For Women

Media Release “New Zealand women are being let down by systems and institutions that continue to disenfranchise them.” says National President of the National Council of Women of New Zealand (NCWNZ), Lisa Lawrence, who strongly believes there must be an urgent focus on creating equity which fosters equality, and supports everyone to reach their full […]

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First Māori President For National Council of Women

Nelson-based Lisa Lawrence (Ngāti Kahungunu and Ngāti Ruapani) has been named the new President of the National Council of Women. Lisa is the first Māori woman appointed to this role, and has served as Vice President since 2017. She says Māori leadership in mainstream spaces like NCWNZ is happening more than it was. “The College […]

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Government purchase of Kate Sheppard’s home welcomed by National Council of Women

Media release EMBARGOED to 5.30am, 19 September 2019 The National Council of Women NZ has today welcomed the news that the Government has purchased Kate Sheppard’s house in Christchurch, the base for the NZ suffrage campaign. “We are pleased to see the home of our founding president purchased by the government for use as a […]

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National Council of Women votes to include all genders in lead up to Suffrage Day

Media ReleaseEMBARGOED until 5am, Thursday 19 September 2019 Inclusion for trans women/men and non-binary peoples has today been announced as the cornerstone of a new resolution for the National Council of Women New Zealand (NCWNZ). The resolution, which was passed by the Council’s members, supports the Gender Equal NZ movement which works to achieve equality […]

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Nominations for NCWNZ Board now open

Role:  Board Members (2) Term: 3 years Location: National position Closes: 12noon, Monday 1 July 2019 Applications are invited for two board members for the period of up to three years. Do you believe in a Gender Equal New Zealand? If so, consider becoming a Board member of New Zealand’s iconic gender equality organisation – […]

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