NCWNZ Conference to be postponed

The Board decided on 11th November, that despite the best efforts of our small conference organising team of volunteers, we are unable to proceed with the NCWNZ Conference on 20 & 21 November. We thank them for their efforts thus far.

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Applications for NCWNZ Board now open

Role:  Board Members (3) 
Term: 3 years 
Location: National position 
Closes: noon 21 September  

Applications are invited for three 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 – the National Council of Women New Zealand, founded by Kate Sheppard. 

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Second Gender Attitudes survey shows surprising shifts amongst Kiwis

The National Council of Women of New Zealand has released the second Gender Equal NZ Gender Attitudes survey.

The research, undertaken every second year by Research NZ, aims to provide an ongoing gauge of attitudes towards gender in Aotearoa New Zealand.

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Queen’s Birthday honours continues to show gender balance

The National Council of Women of New Zealand congratulates all recipients of the 2020 Queen’s Birthday honours, and welcomes the even balance in the awarding.

“It’s important to consider what we celebrate and award at this level – as it reflects what we value in society,” says National Council of Women of New Zealand President, Lisa Lawrence.

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Rebuilding Together – will this reduce gender inequality?

“The impact of COVID-19 on women and existing gender inequalities has been almost entirely lacking in the public discourse. Budget 2020 has made a huge investment in rebuilding – what is not clear is whether the specific needs of women are recognised and whether there is a clear commitment to measuring implementation to ensure that the investments announced start to address gender inequality” said Lisa Lawrence, President of the National Council of Women of New Zealand.

“In the lead up to the Budget the Minister of Finance indicated that we needed to respond, recover and rebuild so that New Zealand absolutely can 'Be the country we have always said we want to be'. Today he talked of the need to hit the reset button. We want this too.” 

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“Stop tinkering around the edges and bring financial stability for everyone”

“Our benefit system is having to be tweaked and augmented to get us through this crisis, but once we have landed in the new normal we will still be living in unequal communities.”

That from the President of the National Council of Women New Zealand, Lisa Lawrence who believes that we need to tip the table and start afresh.

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Global index reveals entrenched sexism against women

From The Panel 6 March 2020, on RNZ

President of the National Council of Women, Lisa Lawrence, joins The Panel to talk about a global report that has revealed almost 90 percent of people hold a bias against women.

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More “Enabling” Behaviour Urgently Needed To Support Equity For Women

Media Release

“New Zealand women are being let down by systems and institutions that continue to disenfranchise them.” says National President of the National Council of Women of New Zealand (NCWNZ), Lisa Lawrence, who strongly believes there must be an urgent focus on creating equity which fosters equality, and supports everyone to reach their full potential.

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Dame Alison Roxburgh: Women's affairs advocate, mentor passes on torch

By Cherie Sivignon, originally published on Stuff

Dame Alison Mary Roxburgh
Women's affairs champion
​b September 6, 1934
d January 25, 2020

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Realising women's rights an 'unmissable opportunity' to achieve gender equality

Nelson Mail, originally published on Stuff

"I am Generation Equality: Realising Women's Rights" is this year's theme for International Women's Day on March 8. 

"IWD 2020 focuses on innovative ways New Zealand can advance gender equality and the empowerment of women, particularly on how our individual actions, conversations, behaviours and mind-sets can impact our larger society," says president of the Nelson branch of the National Council of Women, Venus S Guy. 

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