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The National Council of Women of NZ invites 1,000 Kiwis to support us in Suffrage 125 year and help us finish the job Kate Sheppard started.

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We need your help.

Kate Sheppard and her followers delivered their petition to parliament on the 28th of July, 125 years ago. Two months later they won the right for New Zealand women to be the first in the world to vote. Three years later they founded the National Council of Women of New Zealand  so they could keep fighting for equality and human rights for women.

Although much has happened since 1893, there’s still much more to do — and we all need to play our part. We are committed to working alongside government and others to make New Zealand a fairer, more just and equal society. Thirty-two thousand people signed Kate’s petition. Today we’re looking for a thousand Kiwis to help us right the current wrongs, to prevent violence, inequality and injustice.

To become one of our ‘1,000 Strong‘ supporters we’re asking you to make a donation of $125 to mark 125 years since suffrage — perhaps by getting a few friends together to make up the $125. But every donation is important, whatever the amount, because being able to count you among our ‘1,000 Strong ‘ is what matters most.

Your contribution will support us, our members, partners and communities to work together, to carry out research, deliver local and national activities and advocacy, and continue our flagship Gender Equal NZ campaign.

All that separates, whether of race, class, creed or sex is inhuman and must be overcome – Kate Sheppard

The National Council of Women is leading Gender Equal NZ because we care about the experiences of all genders and believe in equality for all.

You can help grow and support the Gender Equal NZ movement to make equality a reality by becoming a member of the National Council of Women of New Zealand.

You can also make a donation.We rely on donations, fundraising and grants. Help us take one more step in the road to equality by donating today

Discrimination can be more subtle than it once was. We see it in our everyday interactions, with subtle gender inequality being revealed in attitudes and assumptions. For some, gender inequality is more obvious.  For all of us, the job is not done.