Do you believe in a Gender Equal New Zealand? Join our Board

Applications are invited for 3 board members for the period of up to three years. Do you believe in a Gender Equal New Zealand?  If so, consider becoming  a Board member of New Zealand’s iconic gender equality organisation – founded by Kate Sheppard. We’re currently in the process of re-positioning ourselves to finish the job […]

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NCWNZ congratulates Renee Graham on her appointment as Chief Executive of the Ministry for Women

“The National Council of Women is pleased to congratulate Renee Graham on her appointment to this important role” says NCWNZ National President Rae Duff. “It’s very exciting to see new leadership for this organisation, I’m sure New Zealand women will benefit from Ms Graham’s new ideas and fresh thinking. Both the National Council of Women […]

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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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17% more money for fathers – it pays to be a Dad.

Re: Ministry for Women and Statistics New Zealand ‘Effect of motherhood on pay’ report  http://www.stats.govt.nz/tools_and_services/media-centre/media-releases-2017/mhood-pay-gap-2017.aspx    Motherhood penalty unacceptable  Is this a motherhood penalty or a fatherhood bonus? 17% more money for fathers – it pays to be a Dad. The fact that women are being penalised for being mothers is a huge concern to […]

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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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Life member Dame Laurie Salas passes away

The National Council of Women of New Zealand (NCWNZ) are saddened to hear of the passing of Dame Laurie Salas, a life member of NCWNZ.

Working at the highest levels of NCWNZ, Dame Laurie’s work for women and peace overlapped at every stage of her long career. Her family background – an uncle on either side of her family lost at Gallipoli – and her own natural inclination, led her to make this her life’s work.

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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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