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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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Balance for better this International Women’s Day means including all genders

International Women’s Day is on Friday 8 March 2019 Balance for better this International Women’s Day means including all genders National Council of Women of New Zealand President and Gender Equal NZ spokesperson, Vanisa Dhiru, says that if we are aiming to ‘balance for better’ this International Women’s Day we need to include all genders. […]

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Ignorance is not bliss – context is everything

Ignorance is not bliss – context is everything By Nina Herriman, Chief Storyteller When I was a kid, they told me girls can do anything, and I believed them.  I still do.  That career as a top gun fighter pilot?  Still on the cards.  Every time I score a try at touch rugby, part of […]

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Expressions Of Interest – Chief Executive, National Council of Women New Zealand (NCWNZ)

Expressions Of Interest – Chief Executive, National Council of Women New Zealand (NCWNZ)  Expressions of Interest for the position of Interim Chief Executive are being invited from interested parties who have previous Chief Executive or interim management experience in the NGO sector. A good understanding of intersectional feminism and gender equality and experience with media […]

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Feminism and trans rights must go hand-in-hand

In response to: www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/most-read-wellington-transgender-woman-denied-membership-female-gym-opens-up-q The National Council of Women of New Zealand supports the rights of transgender women to access services as women – including women’s gyms and other spaces – because trans women are women. National Council of Women Chief Executive and Gender Equal NZ Spokesperson Gill Greer says the way that trans women […]

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Help lead NCWNZ and Gender Equal NZ

Applications are invited for three board members for three year terms. Do you believe in a Gender Equal New Zealand?  If so, consider becoming a Board member of New Zealand’s iconic gender equality organisation – the National Council of Women New Zealand, founded by Kate Sheppard. We’re in the midst of re-positioning ourselves to finish […]

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The National Council of Women supports Wellington High School students calling for compulsory consent education

The National Council of Women is 100% behind Wellington High School students calling for better consent education in all New Zealand schools. Lauren Jack and Ruby Medlicott will today (8 August 2017) be delivering their 6,000 signature strong petition, calling for compulsory consent education, to Parliament. Rape culture in New Zealand is both prevalent and […]

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Lead an iconic not for profit cause driven membership organisation!

Chief Executive – Wellington National Council of Women New Zealand Gender Equal NZ: Make Equality, Reality Lead an iconic not for profit cause driven membership organisation Make your mark on achieving gender equality for all New Zealanders Rare opportunity to lead and drive a new digital movement to make equality a reality Are you a […]

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