Roastbuster issue wider than individual Police officer practice

The Independent Police Conduct Authority’s report on police handling into the “Roastbusters” highlights continued systemic and cultural failings within the New Zealand Police. The report details the numerous deficiencies in Police handling of the cases. It focuses on the individual officers involved stating that the problems were a result of poor individual practice and cannot […]

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Employers can play valuable role in domestic violence response

This International Women’s Day, the National Council of Women of New Zealand is encouraging employers to take more action to progress gender equality and take a stand against domestic violence. NCWNZ President Rae Duff says most employers are aware of the gender pay gap and underrepresentation of women at senior levels within the workplace but […]

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Charity wins in the High Court

The National Council of Women of New Zealand (NCWNZ) is delighted that the High Court has found in its favour in its case against Inland Revenue and the Charities Registration Board. National President Rae Duff said the just released decision brought closure to the council’s protracted fight for justice since it was deregistered as a […]

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It’s not that radical to be feminist

Opinion editorial by Sue McCabe printed in the Sunday Star Times, December 7, 2014. The f-word – feminism. The debate about what feminism is and whether it’s needed continually rages. It got new oxygen after last week’s Sunday Star Times article reporting that Minister for Women Louise Upston said she doesn’t call herself a feminist. […]

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Chief executive remuneration figures show gender inequality at the top

The public service chief executive remuneration figures released today are another reminder of the need for action around gender equality, says the National Council of Women of New Zealand. National President Rae Duff said of the 29 public service leaders listed on the State Services Commission’s Chief Executives webpage (http://www.ssc.govt.nz/ce-photo-file), nine were female. “The remuneration […]

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For sale now: WWI Commemorative 2015 Diaries

National Council of Women of New Zealand’s WWI Commemorative Diary for 2015 is out now! This handy little book makes a great present as we approach the New Year. Diaries are currently being sold for $18 but NCWNZ is able to offer them at a discounted price for those purchasing multiple copies. The diary commemorates […]

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NZ’s gender equality issues considered in international forum

Media release New Zealand faces similar gender equality issues and opportunities to those of its neighbouring countries, according to the latest international conference on women’s empowerment. National Council of Women of New Zealand (NCWNZ) National President, Rae Duff, said violence against women and economic empowerment of women to achieve gender equality were key topics at […]

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Sexist underbelly in the spotlight

The Roger Sutton case should be a lightning rod for change in how we treat each other. It highlights our country’s sexist underbelly. It demonstrates that: gender issues are complicated; the context within which things happen is important; and as a nation we are confused and divided about what’s right and what’s wrong in our […]

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Gender equality information increase

Gender equality information increase The National Council of Women of New Zealand is starting a monthly e-newsletter and has added sections to its website to meet the growing demand for information and support around gender equality. Three new website sections, services & support, resources, and news, offer an online gender equality hub. These sections are […]

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Gender equality call for 50/50 by 2020

National Council of Women calls for 50/50 by 2020 The new leader of the National Council of Women of New Zealand is calling for gender equality by 2020. Rae Duff, previously 1st Vice President, was confirmed National President at the council’s conference in Auckland. She replaced retiring President Barbara Arnold. Rae Duff, in her opening […]

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