Economic Independence: It’s complicated

Economic Independence: It’s complicated By Nina Herriman, Chief Storyteller Wicked. Choice. Sick. I don’t know what word young’uns these days are using to describe things that are cool. (I thought about asking my nieces and nephews but they’d probably think it’d be fun to prank Aunty Nina with nonsense words.) NCW’s 2015 white paper, Enabling … Continue reading Economic Independence: It’s complicated

Abortion: 66% of NZers agree that a woman should have the right to choose

Abortion: 66% of NZers agree that a woman should have the right to choose New Zealand’s first Gender Attitudes Survey shows that 66% of New Zealanders agree that a woman should have the right to choose whether or not she has an abortion – while 14% disagreed. A further 15% of New Zealanders were neutral … Continue reading Abortion: 66% of NZers agree that a woman should have the right to choose

Ignorance is not bliss – context is everything

When I was a kid, they told me girls can do anything, and I believed them.  I still do.  That career as a top gun fighter pilot?  Still on the cards.  Every time I score a try at touch rugby, part of me waits for that call from Steve Hansen.  (Narrator: Nina never scores a try at touch rugby.) Despite a lifetime of very honest feedback from my family on my musical abilities, I’m certain I could make it as a rock star .

Expressions Of Interest – Chief Executive, National Council of Women New Zealand (NCWNZ)

Expressions Of Interest – Chief Executive, National Council of Women New Zealand (NCWNZ)  Expressions of Interest for the position of Interim Chief Executive are being invited from interested parties who have previous Chief Executive or interim management experience in the NGO sector. A good understanding of intersectional feminism and gender equality and experience with media … Continue reading Expressions Of Interest – Chief Executive, National Council of Women New Zealand (NCWNZ)

Gender Equal NZ wins platinum Research Association award for New Zealand’s first Gender Attitudes Survey

Friday 17 August 2018 for immediate release Gender Equal NZ wins platinum Research Association award for New Zealand’s first Gender Attitudes Survey Gender Equal NZ, led by the National Council of Women, has today won a platinum Research Association award in the Infotools Community Advancement Category for New Zealand’s first Gender Attitudes Survey, carried out with … Continue reading Gender Equal NZ wins platinum Research Association award for New Zealand’s first Gender Attitudes Survey

Suffrage 125 a milestone year for the National Council of Women

The National Council of Women, our leading organisation, is celebrating this milestone year by pushing forward to achieve gender equality for all New Zealanders with our Gender Equal NZ campaign. Today (19th September 2018) marks 125 years since New Zealand women won the right to vote. On 19 September 1893, after the suffragists submitted a … Continue reading Suffrage 125 a milestone year for the National Council of Women

Feminism and trans rights must go hand-in-hand

Feminism and trans rights must go hand-in-hand In response to: www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/most-read-wellington-transgender-woman-denied-membership-female-gym-opens-up-q The National Council of Women of New Zealand supports the rights of transgender women to access services as women – including women’s gyms and other spaces – because trans women are women. National Council of Women Chief Executive and Gender Equal NZ Spokesperson Gill … Continue reading Feminism and trans rights must go hand-in-hand