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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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“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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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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New Zealand’s first Gender Attitudes Survey shows strong ideas about what boys and men “should” be like hold us all back

Gender Equal NZ, led by the National Council of Women, has today released the results of New Zealand’s first Gender Attitudes Survey, along with the Good Guys animated short film and infographic. “We carried out this demographically representative survey with Research NZ in late 2017” says National Council of Women CE and Gender Equal NZ […]

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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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