Kate Sheppard and her followers delivered their petition for women's suffrage to parliament on the 28th of July 1893. Two months later they won the right for New Zealand women to be the first in the world to vote, and in 1896 they founded the National Council of Women New Zealand so they could keep fighting for equality and human rights for all.
Although much has happened since the 1890s, 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, you can add your name to theirs by joining us today.
Join NCWNZ's continuous membership programme. Sustaining members contribute monthly to ensure NCWNZ is able to continue advocating for gender equality. The first $30 of your sustaining member contributions each financial year is your membership fee. Any additional contributions are donations and tax deductible.
Our membership year is from 1 April to 31 March. Pro-rata fees for partial membership year are unavailable. Membership fees are based on a sliding scale from $10 a year to $50 a year.
Become an Organisational Member of NCWNZ and contribute to our policy and advocacy for women and gender equality. Staff, volunteers or members of Organisational Members can participate in branches and Action Hubs, as Organisational Representatives, meeting like-minded people and contributing to our policy making process and advocacy.
The membership fee for Organisational Members is based on your size. You can define what membership fee best fits your organisation.
Small - $100
Medium - $200
Large - $500