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

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