In our Countering Misogyny webinar in July, NCW's Influence and Decision Making Action Hub hosted a brave and inspiring discussion on the horrendous misogyny faced by women.
Panellists Sara Templeton, Miningarangi Forbes, Ali Mau and Kate Hannah shared their stories and insights into this resurgent area of concern for women in Aotearoa New Zealand. But it's clear there much more work we need to do.
We are seeing a rising tide of misogynistic abuse against women all over the world, and this was strong focus of the webinar. The mental harm caused by this abuse to victims, the failure of the present law to protect women, and our inability to hold abusers accountable were also topics of the session.
Supported by National Council of Women of New Zealand, Christchurch City Councillor Sara Templeton is calling for a review of the Harmful Digital Communications Act and of Netsafe, the organisation that is supposed to protect women from online abuse. We are urging the government to act on this important issue, and we welcome the support of other women’s groups and individual women in this mahi.
To find out more about Sara and NCWNZ's request to review the Act, or if you'd like to share feedback or an event idea, please get in touch.
Digital harm: what you can do to help
- Get involved with the National Council of Women – Te Kaunihera Wahine o Aotearoa. Sign up or donate on our website and follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn
- Read and share the research done by the Disinformation Project
- Find out more about Netsafety Week and how you can participate
- Keep informed about the Employment Relations (Extended Time for Personal Grievance for Sexual Harassment) Amendment Bill.