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Blog: Instead of telling women how to speak, listen to what they are saying

Note to women: don’t swear, don’t say “like”, uptalk is out of the question and never, ever use vocal fry if you want to be considered “appealing”. On second thought, maybe just don’t speak at all? From the use of “like” and uptalk to the new phenomenon of vocal fry, women have long been ridiculed […]

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Roastbuster issue wider than individual Police officer practice

The Independent Police Conduct Authority’s report on police handling into the “Roastbusters” highlights continued systemic and cultural failings within the New Zealand Police. The report details the numerous deficiencies in Police handling of the cases. It focuses on the individual officers involved stating that the problems were a result of poor individual practice and cannot […]

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Media Release: Action is needed NOW! (Sexual Violence and Violence Against Women

Press release 29 November 2013 Action is needed NOW! The National Council of Women of New Zealand (NCWNZ) has been waiting impatiently to see an appropriate response to the Roast Buster scandal from the authorities. The response of the authorities has been too little and lacking in focus. The New Zealand Government is a signatory […]

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YWCA body image campaign

A group of young women are taking grim body image statistics into their own hands with a campaign encouraging their peers to see themselves in a more positive way. The YWCA launched Love Notes – a social media campaign – in a bid to get young women viewing their bodies for what they can do, […]

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