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

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

“If they don’t want to be snapped they should not wear that on the beach” – This is an example of rape culture

“If they don’t want to be snapped they should not wear that on the beach” – This is an example of rape culture In response to: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/104891606/supreme-court-rules-in-favour-of-kaiteriteri-bikinisnapper Graham Thomas Rowe, 61, has had an indecency conviction, for taking surreptitious photos of three girls aged 12-15 in their bikinis at Kaiteriteri Beach, quashed by the Supreme … Continue reading “If they don’t want to be snapped they should not wear that on the beach” – This is an example of rape culture

It’s not personal preference, it’s gender inequality

In response to: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/education/104289958/nurses-and-teachers-salaries-crunched-by-the-rising-cost-of-living–and-housing-in-particular OPINION:  BNZ chief economist Tony Alexander says the cost of living – and your quality of life – depends on what individual people need to spend their money on to feel good.  But some have limited – or no – choice and the fact that nurses and teachers are under-valued is … Continue reading It’s not personal preference, it’s gender inequality

Out-dated gender roles: Gender pay gap larger among parents than non-parents

Out-dated gender roles: Gender pay gap larger among parents than non-parents New research Parenthood and Labour Market Outcomes, commissioned by the Ministry for Women and undertaken by AUT and the Motu Institute, released today shows that motherhood generally still comes at a significant price for women – and that parenthood remains highly gendered in New Zealand. The … Continue reading Out-dated gender roles: Gender pay gap larger among parents than non-parents

Paid partner leave would help to achieve gender equality

Gender Equal NZ supports claim that paid partner leave would help to achieve gender equality  In response to: https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/357296/paid-partner-leave-would-help-close-gender-pay-gap-expert Gender Equal NZ led by the National Council of Women wholeheartedly agrees that instigating paid-partner leave after childbirth would be a “concrete step” in addressing the gender pay gap – and achieving gender equality. Chief Executive … Continue reading Paid partner leave would help to achieve gender equality

The National Council of Women is calling on Good Guys on our Founders’ Day

Today marks Founders’ Day for the National Council of Women of New Zealand – 122 years since Kate Sheppard and other leading suffragists founded the gender equality organisation in 1896. This year also marks Suffrage 125. On 19 September 1893, after the suffragists submitted a petition with nearly 32,000 signatures – which was also supported … Continue reading The National Council of Women is calling on Good Guys on our Founders’ Day

New Zealand’s first Gender Attitudes Survey shows strong ideas about what boys and men “should” be like hold us all back

Gender Equal NZ, led by the National Council of Women, has released the results of New Zealand’s first Gender Attitudes Survey, along with the Good Guys animated short film and infographic. “We carried out this demographically representative survey with Research NZ in late 2017” says National Council of Women CE and Gender Equal NZ spokesperson … Continue reading New Zealand’s first Gender Attitudes Survey shows strong ideas about what boys and men “should” be like hold us all back