EQUAL PAY BILL DEEPLY FLAWED
The National Party's new Equal Pay Bill leaves three crucial issues to be addressed.
FIRST PAY EQUITY DEAL WELCOMED
At last the Government made a realistic offer to settle caregiver Kristine Barletts historic pay equity claim.
GOVERNMENT FAILS WOMEN AFTER NINE YEARS
The National-led Government will have been in power for nine years by the time this year’s election is held on 23 September. But women are worse off now than we were in 2008. Why?
FEMINIST PARENTING FORUM
Our powerful and heart warming speakers shared how they each parent against the patriarchy.
SHOULD AWC HAVE ALCOHOL AVAILABLE AT ITS EVENTS?
At the December AGM a member of the AWC raised the issue of availability of alcohol at centre events. Subsequently, after much vigorous debate the members of the collective made the decision to continue serving wine at some centre events. As alcohol remains a feminist issue we asked two members, Ella Cartwright and Jenny Rankine, to give us their thoughts on the topic. We would love to hear your feedback. Sarah-Jane, Collective Chair.
SUBMISSION TO FAMILY COURT PROCEEDINGS REFORM BILL 2013
Attached is the submission from the Coalition for the Safety of Women and Children.
VULNERABLE CHILDREN - HOW COULD THE GOVERNMENT HELP?
This is a submission to the Government's Green Paper on vulnerable children from the Coalition for the Safety of women and Children.
An article on the nature of contemporary sexualisation in advertising by Ros Gill, Gender Institute, London School of Economics.
FEMALE OFFENDERS AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
A report analysing all female offenders arrested for domestic violence in Auckland City Police district over a six month period (April to September 2008) identifies key differences between male and female offenders.
THE CHILD SUPPORT AMENDMENT BILL
This Bill, currently before the Parliamentary Select Committee is strongly weighted in the interests of liable parents, most of whom are fathers. If passed it will further impoverish single mothers and their children. Below is a submission by the Auckland Coalition for the Safety of Women and Children urging all parties to vote against the Bill.
ABORTION - CURRENT POLICY AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS
Abortion is currently under the Crimes Act rather than the Health Act, meaning abortion is not strictly legal. Additionally, women can not make the decision to abort autonomously, it must be sanctioned by doctors. ALRANZ supplies comprehensive information about existing legislation and recommendations for its improvement.
SUB TO THE UPR FROM THE COALITION
The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a mechanism of the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC). The HRC uses the UPR process to examine the human rights performance of all 193 UN members. Each country submits a national report to the HRC, which is then measured against the various international human rights treaties to which it is a party, as well as the UN Charter, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, international humanitarian law and any voluntary commitments that the country has made. The UPR is designed to ensure the HRC treats every country equally when assessing the domestic human rights situation. The UPR process takes place once every 4 and a half years, and is intended to initiate a national dialogue on the human rights situation in the country under review. New Zealand’s first review was completed in 2009.
CHILD SEX ABUSER ACQUITTED
Here is a short video on our picket outside the district court against the comedian who admitted sexual assault and was acquitted http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hhio5koEvDc