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.
For individuals - it's $60 for an annual membership, or $30 if you are unwaged or a student.
For organisations - it's $90 for an annual membership, or $45 after 1st October.
Our membership year ends on 31 March.