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

Lies, damned lies and statistics?  Telling accurate stories from data


Lies, damned lies and statistics?  Telling accurate stories from data By Nina Herriman, Chief Storyteller at the National Council of Women In my last blog, I briefly mentioned the importance of accurate stories and promised to talk about how we’re going use the Gender Dashboard to tell accurate stories about gender inequality. But first, let’s … Continue reading Lies, damned lies and statistics?  Telling accurate stories from data

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