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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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Act now. Let’s eliminate violence against women and girls in Aotearoa.

November 25th, 2016   On the UN’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, the National Council of Women of New Zealand (NCWNZ) would like to pay tribute to all the organisations in Aotearoa, New Zealand working on the frontline to prevent and support those subject to domestic and family violence. Groups like […]

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Student Posters – Is New Zealand an Equal Society?

As part of their core studio learning, Massey University School of Design second year students were tasked with producing two posters in response to the theme “Is New Zealand an Equal Society?” Some of the results are here.

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NCWNZ celebrates 120 years of working toward gender equality

The National Council of Women of New Zealand today celebrates 120 years of making a difference for women in New Zealand. Gender equality has progressed significantly in New Zealand since NCWNZ was established in 1896. However, we are still not quite there yet, says NCWNZ National President Rae Duff. “If our founding President Kate Sheppard […]

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Happy Founders’ Day

Today marks 120 years of the National Council of Women of New Zealand making a difference for women at all levels of society. NCWNZ has been a comprehensive and independent voice for women since its inception in 1896. The organisation and its members have played a role in many significant achievements for gender equality over […]

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Does New Zealand still need an International Women’s Day?

By Rae Duff, National Council of Women of New Zealand President Every year on March 8th, organisations and individuals around the world recognise and celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. However, in a country as progressive as New Zealand, in which women were the first in the world to gain the right […]

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Gender equality key focus for NCWNZ’s new CE

Enabling women’s potential through concentrating on gender equality will be the main focus of the National Council of Women of New Zealand’s new Chief Executive, Lynn McKenzie when she starts in March at NCWNZ. Achieving gender equality is not only the right thing to do – it’s the smart thing to do, says NCWNZ President […]

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