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

“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