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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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Kristine Bartlett – A brilliant choice for New Zealander of the Year

National Council of Women (NCWNZ) CEO and Gender Equal NZ Spokesperson, Dr Gill Greer says she’s delighted with news that equal pay champion, Kristine Bartlett, has been named New Zealander of the Year. “Kristine has been an inspirational and courageous campaigner for ‘equal pay for work of equal value – regardless of gender’ and together […]

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Gender Equal NZ supports steps by new Govt to improve pay equity legislation

The National Council of Women President and Gender Equal NZ Spokesperson, Vanisa Dhiru says “we are pleased to hear that the new Government is throwing out the current equal pay Bill – and will be working to introduce new legislation that better meets the needs of all New Zealanders.” “The fact that we have a […]

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NCWNZ congratulates Renee Graham on her appointment as Chief Executive of the Ministry for Women

“The National Council of Women is pleased to congratulate Renee Graham on her appointment to this important role” says NCWNZ National President Rae Duff. “It’s very exciting to see new leadership for this organisation, I’m sure New Zealand women will benefit from Ms Graham’s new ideas and fresh thinking. Both the National Council of Women […]

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17% more money for fathers – it pays to be a Dad.

Re: Ministry for Women and Statistics New Zealand ‘Effect of motherhood on pay’ report  http://www.stats.govt.nz/tools_and_services/media-centre/media-releases-2017/mhood-pay-gap-2017.aspx    Motherhood penalty unacceptable  Is this a motherhood penalty or a fatherhood bonus? 17% more money for fathers – it pays to be a Dad. The fact that women are being penalised for being mothers is a huge concern to […]

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National Council of Women welcomes announcement on pay equity

The National Council of Women of New Zealand (NCWNZ) welcomes the recommendations of the Working Group on Pay Equity Principles (the Working Group) announced today. Rae Duff, NCWNZ National President, said that: “This is a historic step forward in achieving pay equity for women. The recommended principles, if implemented and resourced properly, will enable jobs […]

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Suzanne Snively: The Audacity of Caring

Productivity Gains from Workplace Protection of Victims of Domestic Violence Speech by Suzanne Snively at the National Council of Women Wellington, Zonta Club of Wellington and Graduate Women Wellington Annual Debate held on 21 July. Suzanne co-authored the Productivity Gains from Workplace Protection of Victims of Domestic Violence report. Domestic Violence Impacts Workplaces She looked at the clock […]

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Employers can play valuable role in domestic violence response

This International Women’s Day, the National Council of Women of New Zealand is encouraging employers to take more action to progress gender equality and take a stand against domestic violence. NCWNZ President Rae Duff says most employers are aware of the gender pay gap and underrepresentation of women at senior levels within the workplace but […]

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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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