National Council of Women of New Zealand President and Gender Equal NZ spokesperson, Vanisa Dhiru, has a simple message for all New Zealanders this International Women’s Day: “let’s press for progress”. “The World Economic Forum’s 2017 Global Gender Gap Report shows gender equality could be over 200 years away,” says Vanisa. “This is absolutely unacceptable … Continue reading Let’s “press for progress” this International Women’s Day
Gender Equal NZ supports Hayley Young in speaking out about sexual harassment and rape. National Council of Women of New Zealand President and Gender Equal NZ spokesperson Vanisa Dhiru says that Hayley’s story will resonate with many women in New Zealand. New Zealand has the worst reported rates of sexual and domestic violence in the … Continue reading Let’s do better – let’s be better, so that all genders can be safe from sexual violence
National Council of Women President and Gender Equal NZ spokesperson Vanisa Dhiru says we cannot hope to achieve true gender equality when we are leaving some groups of women behind. Yesterday’s Public Service Workforce Data report shows that while ethnic diversity in the public service overall is increasing, the ethnic pay gap is not, with … Continue reading How can we expect to achieve gender equality for all genders, when Maori, Pacifica and Asian women are not even equal with Pakeha women?
Gender Equal NZ, led by the National Council of Women, congratulates the Vodafone NZ Music Awards on their decision to be more inclusive of all genders ahead of their Awards next week. The decision was made by Vodafone NZ Music Awards to remove specific categories for male and female for the Best Solo Artist Award … Continue reading Gender Equal NZ supports move by Vodafone NZ Music Awards to include all genders
World Economic Forum ranks NZ 9th in world on gender equality – let’s act now before we slip any further. National Council of Women President and Gender Equal NZ Spokesperson Vanisa Dhiru says slipping to be ranked 9th is shameful for all of us. “In Aotearoa New Zealand we like to think we are pretty … Continue reading World Economic Forum ranks NZ 9th in world on gender equality – let’s act now before we slip any further.
The National Council of Women President and Gender Equal NZ Spokesperson, Vanisa Dhiru says “we are pleased to hear that the new Government is throwing out the current equal pay Bill – and will be working to introduce new legislation that better meets the needs of all New Zealanders.” “The fact that we have a … Continue reading Gender Equal NZ supports steps by new Govt to improve pay equity legislation
By Bex Fraser But you’re not a man, are you? she says to me. Look at you, you have breasts, you’ve given birth to a child. How can you not be a woman? And other things she has said to me: I will not indulge dysphoria. I support the right of trans people to exist, but trans … Continue reading Talking back
I feel regularly exhausted by sexism, misogyny and inequality. I think this is for two reasons. The first is that it is an almost constant slew, a war of attrition on women’s validity to just exist. Whether it’s being asked if I’m going to “wear something sexy” to my performance review with a male team … Continue reading Sexism is exhausting
“In this country, we treat women as equals”. This phrase is thrown at my community, which includes me and many other Muslim women, as a hurled insult, a statement of contempt. We apparently treat women as equals in this country as long as they aren’t women like me. Women like me are presumed to be … Continue reading “In this country, we treat women as equals”.
Like most women, I get up in the morning to an alarm. I shower and get dressed. But then, like a few New Zealanders, I have to stop and think if my next decisions will suit life on a bike. Will my dress fly up in the wind while I ride? Will a helmet flatten … Continue reading We built this city for man, muscle and the car.