Tag Archives: gender equality

Celebrating and encouraging women in local government

Women are consistently underrepresented in local government roles. According to the Ministry for Women only a third of local council representatives were women. Having more women in decision-making is vital if we are to ensure their voices are heard and councils are representative of their populations. As Statistics New Zealand states, “representative governments engage diverse communities, draw […]

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#QuoteWomen2015 recognises women’s contributions

National Council of Women of New Zealand is launching the campaign, #QuoteWomen2015, calling for top lines from women to be recognised. For the fourth year in a row women are notably absent from Massey University’s Quote of the Year competition, says NCWNZ National President Rae Duff. “We refuse to believe that only five New Zealand women […]

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Blog: Instead of telling women how to speak, listen to what they are saying

Note to women: don’t swear, don’t say “like”, uptalk is out of the question and never, ever use vocal fry if you want to be considered “appealing”. On second thought, maybe just don’t speak at all? From the use of “like” and uptalk to the new phenomenon of vocal fry, women have long been ridiculed […]

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