National Council of Women President and Gender Equal NZ Spokesperson Vanisa Dhiru says slipping to be ranked 9th is shameful for all of us. “In Aotearoa New Zealand we like to think we are pretty equal. We were the first country to give women the vote after all. Where we once led the world in […]
World Economic Forum ranks NZ 9th in world on gender equality – let’s act now before we slip any further.
The National Council of Women President and Gender Equal NZ Spokesperson, Vanisa Dhiru says “we are pleased to hear that the new Government is throwing out the current equal pay Bill – and will be working to introduce new legislation that better meets the needs of all New Zealanders.” “The fact that we have a […]
Experienced equality activist and advocate Dr. Gill Greer has been appointed the new Chief Executive, and former Vice-President Vanisa Dhiru as the new President, of the National Council of Women of New Zealand (NCWNZ). Gill and Vanisa will be responsible for leading the 121-year-old organisation through a significant revitalisation, including building the new Gender Equal […]
The National Council of Women supports Wellington High School students calling for compulsory consent education
The National Council of Women is 100% behind Wellington High School students calling for better consent education in all New Zealand schools. Lauren Jack and Ruby Medlicott will today (8 August 2017) be delivering their 6,000 signature strong petition, calling for compulsory consent education, to Parliament. Rape culture in New Zealand is both prevalent and […]
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“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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.