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

We’ve another opportunity! Join us as our Conversation Creator


Conversation Creator (Social Marketing Advisor) – Wellington Reporting to Communications and Marketing Manager / Programme Advisor Six month fixed term 20 hours per week Open to all genders, we have a unique opportunity for you to help lead New Zealanders to a shared understanding of gender equality in this supporting role. You’ll be developing exciting … Continue reading We’ve another opportunity! Join us as our Conversation Creator

Come and work with us as our Chief Storyteller


As a result of funding from the Strathlachlan Fund we will be expanding the national office team to include this new role. Please share it with your networks: Chief Storyteller (Data and Visualisation Analyst) Reporting to Programme Advisor – Permanent part time (30 hours per week) Open to all genders, we have a unique opportunity for … Continue reading Come and work with us as our Chief Storyteller

Let’s “press for progress” this International Women’s Day


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

Let’s do better – let’s be better, so that all genders can be safe from sexual violence


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

How can we expect to achieve gender equality for all genders, when Maori, Pacifica and Asian women are not even equal with Pakeha women?


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 supports move by Vodafone NZ Music Awards to include all genders


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.


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.

Gender Equal NZ supports steps by new Govt to improve pay equity legislation


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