The Wellington Branch social media officer, Ashlee Metcalfe, asked the women to share more about the mahi they do for their communities and what a ‘sustainable future’ looks like to them, along with their favorite climate action moments and inspirations.
Ashlee Metcalfe, Wellington NCWNZ social media officer
The first video (you can view it here) featured the Wellington Alliance Against Sexual Violence. The next video came from members representing the Victoria University of Wellington's Women in Tech and the New Zealand Women's Law Journal: Rachel Crossland, Yasmine Olsen, and Josie Te Rata. Nia Bartley (Public Service Association) and Tory Awatere Whanau (candidate for Wellington mayor) contributed to the third video. Then, Ashlee Metcalfe interviewed Trish Lastovicka from InsideOUT Kōaro for the next video. The fifth video features Sophie Handford, Kāpiti Coast District Councillor and organiser of School Strike 4 Climate. To conclude the week of International Women’s Day celebrations, a video focused on members of the NCWNZ Wellington Branch Executive Committee. Aleisha Amohia, NCWNZ Wellington Branch President, contributed also to the conversation:
“Climate change will disproportionately affect women and girls across the world and will also exacerbate all of the existing inequities that women already face. So for me, a sustainable future is one where women and other marginalized groups are thriving and thriving because we've listened to them, implemented their solutions, paid them what they're owed, amplifed their voices, and given them the space and the resources that they need to improve the world that we live in.”
Watch all the videos via NCWNZ Wellington Branch's Instagram at: instagram.com/ncwwlg.
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