We want to bridge the gap between equality and reality
In New Zealand high schools, trans students are nearly five times as likely to be bullied as their peers
1 in 4 women experience sexual abuse from an ex/partner during their lifetime
Two thirds of people aged 25 – 64 who are on the minimum wage are women
Women spend an hour more, each DAY, on unpaid work, than men do
We want all New Zealanders to have the freedom to determine their own future – free of gender stereotypes and constraints. To do this, we need to shift our deep-seated sexist attitudes and assumptions to highlight the real state of equality in our country.
- All genders to be safe from violence
- All genders to have their health needs met
- All genders to be encouraged and to have equal opportunities to learn
- All genders to receive mandatory education on sexual consent
- All genders to be supported, encouraged and fairly represented in leadership
- All genders to have an equal standard of living
- All genders to have their paid and unpaid work valued
- All genders to receive equal treatment in the media and be represented equally.
Gender inequality persists in all aspects of our lives. It negatively impacts businesses, government, families, our communities and of course, individuals.
What’s the point?
Well – aside from the fact that it’s fair, it’s right and it’s just – we would all be better off socially and economically if New Zealand was gender equal. We could boost our GDP by 10% if we actually used the potential of all genders.
But more than the money – gender equality would make us all happier. Those countries that are the most gender equal score highest on the happiness scale.
We want the subtle sexism, which underpins the negative outcomes for women and gender diverse people, to become visible and unacceptable.
We want to challenge the rigid, stereotypical gender roles which disadvantage all genders.
We want a gender positive culture that celebrates gender diversity.
We want to make equality, reality for all New Zealanders.
So, what would real equality look like?
It would look like all genders having the freedom and opportunity to determine their own future.
People would be able to express their personalities and make choices without the limitations set by stereotypes, rigid gender roles and prejudices.
With your help, we can make equality, reality for all New Zealanders.