In response to: https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/anti-trans-billboard-removed-wellingtons-cbd; https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/olympics/300341792/laurel-hubbard-faces-nowin-situation-if-she-succeeds-at-tokyo-olympics
National Council of Women of New Zealand (NCWNZ) affirms its stance on inclusion for trans women
Recent media stories have highlighted the challenges that trans and non-binary people still face to their right to self-identify their gender. NCWNZ is a feminist organisation that believes in equality for all genders.
On Suffrage Day, 2019, NCWNZ announced a resolution in support of inclusion for all trans and non-binary people. The Council continues to stand behind this resolution and will work to ensure that gender diverse people are visible, validated and respected.
“When the human rights of individuals are compromised or challenged, we should all care about that. We are pleased to see New Zealanders and organisations rally to show support for equality,” says NCWNZ President, Dr Suzanne Manning. “Trans and non-binary Kiwis are still facing significant barriers and discrimination. When people have to justify their own identity, they can’t feel truly safe in their own country. NCWNZ is striving for a diverse and inclusive Aotearoa New Zealand where we acknowledge people of all genders.”
The Council’s long history of fighting against gender discrimination is the foundation on which its resolution of support for all trans and non-binary people was made. In campaigning for women’s suffrage, Kate Sheppard said, “All that separates, whether of race, class, creed, or sex, is inhuman and must be overcome.” As a founder of their organisation, the National Council of Women stands by Kate Sheppard’s statement.
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You are in the right side of history of including others around you and encouraging others to stand up for womens rights and not throwing others including transgender and non-binary under the bus unlike Michelle Uriarau with her nonsensical rubbish she is commenting on here. I’ve seen her youtube channel ‘Mana Wahine Korero’ and all shes doing is not only sweeping trans rights under the carpet, but labelling herself as a TERF including her fellow sidekick Rex Landy. Not a good look for feminism and themselves if you ask me.
I read your entire statement and nothing you said is ‘selling out wahine’. Its including other gender diversities including the rights of women and thats what NCWNZ is all about. Most women who are in politics and high positions including Jacinda Ardern and Ingrid Leary are facing misogyny and discrimination almost everyday even though they made some mistakes during the pandemic and we as human beings aren’t perfectionist but we learn and develop ourselves everyday. I stand by them and respect their values and thats what I call true feminism.
NCWNZ, I’m sorry that you have had to experience this type of behaviour coming from trolls like Michelle Uriarau or ‘Mana Wahine Korero’. I myself here are having none of their nonsense either and will stand by NCWNZ in whatever means necessary. Much love oxoxoxo
So go ahead and sell out wāhine if you so choose. At least they have us to fight for them. TIHEI MAURI ORA!!