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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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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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Read our open letter campaigning for support for domestic violence victims

Dear Hon. Michael Woodhouse,  Domestic and family violence is at epidemic levels in New Zealand costing the economy an estimated $8 billion a year. This is not ok. We are writing to urge you to support MP Jan Logie’s Domestic Violence Victims’ Protection Bill (Supporting victims of domestic violence) at its first reading on 8 […]

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Massey University Vice Chancellor remarks to Rural News

Over the past few days, after posting our initial response on Facebook to Massey University Chancellor’s poorly chosen words and inaccurate use of facts, we have read and listened with interest to the debate that has surrounded our post as well as others. The conversation has covered a lot of ground and a broad range […]

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NZ women deserve better

This week we were in touch with the Islamic Women’s Council of NZ to offer our support for their powerful and swift condemnation of intolerant and hateful speech from a cleric speaking in an Auckland mosque who also held a position within the FIANZ. NZ women deserve better than this. We have fought long and […]

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