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 […]
World Economic Forum ranks NZ 9th in world on gender equality – let’s act now before we slip any further.
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 […]
The National Council of Women New Zealand and United Nations Women National Committee for Aotearoa have released their report for the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific. This report feeds into the global review of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. This platform set goals in 1995 for the […]
Media Release: Saturday 8 March 2014 It is 100 years this year since the 8th March was chosen as the global date to celebrate International Women’s day. This year’s world wide theme of ‘Inspiring Change’ calls for challenging the status quo and focusing attention on areas requiring further action said Barbara Arnold, the President of the National Council […]
Kiwis are no strangers to East Timor (Timor-Leste). You’ll find them contributing to all sorts of initiatives including to develop community, law and order, business and infrastructure to name just a few. Wellingtonian Tracey Wemyss shares some insights into the situation for women in Timor-Leste, and the work one innovative Timorese organisation is doing to […]