NCWNZ shares its 2023-24 impact report

Annoucement graphic with megaphones, NCWNZ logo and text '2023-24 Impact report'

Last year was a busy one for NCWNZ!

This 2023-24 Impact Report brings together a summary of the work that's been done by Te Kaunihera Wāhine o Aotearoa National Council of Women of New Zealand across the country, in Branches, Action Hubs and by the Board and National Office. It shows how we're making an impact through our work and our influence, and builds a foundation for how we'll make further progress in the coming financial year. 

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NCWNZ supports partnership to raise money to help women in Gaza

Te Kaunihera Wāhine o Aotearoa National Council of Women of New Zealand (NCWNZ) has joined in an Aotearoa intercommunity partnership – which includes Alternative Jewish Voices, the Federation of Islamic Associations (FIANZ), and Palestinian-led advocacy group Justice for Palestine – to recognise and respond to the escalating needs of women in Gaza.

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IWD 2024: We need to accelerate progress

IWD 2024: NCWNZ celebrating women who are shifting the dial to #accelerateprogress

As International Women’s Day draws near, closer to home Te Kaunihera Wahine o Aotearoa National Council of Women of New Zealand is using the event to encourage further progress in Aotearoa New Zealand.

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The need to educate teenagers about sexuality and gender

NCWNZ is very concerned about the announcement that education about sexuality and gender within the Relationships & Sexuality Education (R&SE) aspect of the Health and Physical Education curriculum is to be removed.

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NCWNZ celebrates new Vice President and 2023 board members


NCWNZ is delighted to welcome Maulupeivao Dr Betty Ofe-Grant, Board member since 2020, as our Vice President. Betty has a depth of knowledge in diversity, inclusion and accessibility and she has been sharing this expertise as part of her leadership of NCWNZ’s Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Accessibility (EDIA) committee. Betty has also led our diversity training workshops with the Japanese Women’s Innovation Network (J-WIN) for the last two years. 

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NCWNZ supports an end to the violence in Gaza


NCWNZ stands with our sister organisations across the world in support of an end to the destructive violence and harm caused by the conflict between Israel and Palestine.

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Gender allies needed to make better, faster progress on equality

Men must join the action in greater numbers for gender equality in Aotearoa New Zealand to be achieved, results from the latest Gender Attitudes Survey show.

“We need everyone to step up as allies. It’s time for action and with collective effort, we can make a real difference,” National Council of Women New Zealand President Suzanne Manning said today, releasing the report at an online event with Minister for Women Jan Tinetti and EEO Commissioner Karanina Sumeo.

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Survey results of political party policies on gender equity and women’s issues released


The National Council of Women of New Zealand, Te Kaunihera Wāhine o Aotearoa, is today releasing the results of questions posed to political parties on gender equity and women’s issues.

“The survey identifies issues of importance to New Zealand women and enables voters to compare the positions stated by parties on those issues ,” Dr Suzanne Manning, President of NCWNZ, said today.

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NCWNZ supports transgender rights protestors

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Te Kaunihera Wāhine o Aotearoa National Council of Women of New Zealand supports the peaceful protests against anti-transgender activist Kellie-Jay Keen-Minshull. The events being organised in Wellington and Auckland will give a platform and legitimacy to her inflammatory hate speech which has no place in Aotearoa New Zealand.

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For IWD 2023, help women #AccessEquality

Help NCWNZ help women #accessequality for IWD 2023


On March 8th we celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD) and in 2023 we mark the 130th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New Zealand, but women in Aotearoa New Zealand and around the world still don’t have access to equality. What is holding us back?

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