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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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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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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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World Economic Forum ranks NZ 9th in world on gender equality – let’s act now before we slip any further.

National Council of Women President and Gender Equal NZ Spokesperson Vanisa Dhiru says slipping to be ranked 9th is shameful for all of us. “In Aotearoa New Zealand we like to think we are pretty equal. We were the first country to give women the vote after all. Where we once led the world in […]

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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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Gill Greer, Vanisa Dhiru appointed to lead National Council of Women

Experienced equality activist and advocate Dr. Gill Greer has been appointed the new Chief Executive, and former Vice-President Vanisa Dhiru as the new President, of the National Council of Women of New Zealand (NCWNZ). Gill and Vanisa will be responsible for leading the 121-year-old organisation through a significant revitalisation, including building the new Gender Equal […]

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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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Founders’ Day 13 April: 121 years of working for gender equality – why aren’t we there yet?

Today marks Founders’ Day for the National Council of Women – 121 years today since Kate Sheppard founded the gender equality organisation. Did Kate Sheppard realise, when she founded the National Council of Women  in 1896 – when New Zealand was so far ahead of the rest of the world in giving women the vote […]

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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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Life member Dame Laurie Salas passes away

The National Council of Women of New Zealand (NCWNZ) are saddened to hear of the passing of Dame Laurie Salas, a life member of NCWNZ.

Working at the highest levels of NCWNZ, Dame Laurie’s work for women and peace overlapped at every stage of her long career. Her family background – an uncle on either side of her family lost at Gallipoli – and her own natural inclination, led her to make this her life’s work.

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