We welcome Awatea Mita as our new Women’s Services coordinator

We’re excited that, after a year of working at the Centre, the wonderful Maia Hall has moved into the role of Centre Manager, which means the inspiring Awatea Mita (Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Pikiao) has joined us to look after Women’s Support (free advice, referral and information), and to coordinate our community education programme. Awatea brings enormous ...

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Posted: June 26, 2024Category:

#SafetyNotStalking: Open Letter and Petition

To access our Open Letter to the Minister of Justice, click here.   This open letter was published on 20 May 2024. If you wish to support this ongoing campaign, please sign our #SafetyNotStalking ActionStation petition. Kia ora! Thank you for your interest!

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Posted: May 20, 2024Category:

Kōrero with Margaret Mutu

It was an evening of humour and song when broadcaster Moana Maniapoto (Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Tūhourangi, Ngāti Pikiao) warmly interviewed Professor Margaret Mutu (Ngāti Kahu, Te Rarawa, Ngāti Whātua) at the Samoa House in late March. If you missed out on our sold out event, the full video is below! The upbeat feeling was welcome and ...

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International Women’s Day: A Visit to the Auckland Suffrage Memorial

On International Women’s Day which celebrates women’s achievements globally, we visit the Auckland Suffrage Memorial in Te Hā o Hine Place Written by Cathy Casey and Megan Hutching Standing in Te Hā o Hine Place, (formerly Khartoum Place) looking at the steps going up to Kitchener Street and the Art Gallery, the colourful tiles on ...

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Posted: March 7, 2024Category:

Gender Gap Facts 2024

Did you know that nearly half of all public service chief executives were women in 2022, twice the proportion in 2012? This is one of the 32 facts in our just-updated at-a-glance, quick-reference “Gender Gap Facts”. This brief guide offers a handful of illustrative snapshots (from the most recent research and statistics available) about gender ...

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Posted: January 23, 2024Categories: , , , ,

Things you can do right now to contain this cartoon villain government

(Including things inspired by the Auckland Women Centre’s wāhine Māori kōrero)   Alarmed about the new government? Good. Alarm is an appropriate response to these real-life cartoon villains, so contemptible, craven and dangerous. A friend stresses what the immediate anti-Tiriti, anti-reo, anti-human rights signals are doing: “Māori in public service are deeply concerned. There are ...

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Posted: December 13, 2023Categories: , ,

Kōrero with Ngahuia Te Awekotuku: Turning Worry into Action

The legendary activist and scholar Ngahuia Te Awekotuku (Te Arawa, Tūhoe, Ngāpuhi and Waikato) offered deep concern about the new government – but also hope about collective opposition to their “rubbish” agenda – in her warm, candid online kōrero with Stacey Morrison. This kōrero video has been lightly edited for clarity. We live in interesting times. Last ...

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Posted: December 13, 2023Categories: , , , , , ,

How to survive Election 2023

Post-Covid fatigue, cost-of-living crisis, climate disasters, unchecked misogyny, the recent parliamentary grounds occupation – as chair and journalist Alison Mau put it, the upcoming election has the “most complex set of circumstances in my 30 years in this country.” Last Wednesday 26 July, Auckland Women’s Centre hosted a community forum to unpack what the election ...

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Posted: August 9, 2023Categories: , ,

A feminist critque of the Government’s latest budget

The Budget – how the government spends its money, and what commentators and opposition parties say about it in the following days – is an interesting reflection of the values of the country.  This year, the government allocated just under $74 million to prevent and respond to family violence.  This included $9 million to provide ...

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Posted: June 19, 2023Category:

The harm done by the staunch, invulnerable man-alone “myth of masculinity” was put under the spotlight from two different angles at the recent community kōrero on preventing violence against women.

She Is Not Your Rehab was repped by founders and spouses Taimalelagi Mataio Faafetai (Matt) Brown (of Samoan descent) and Sarah Brown (Ngāpuhi, Te Rarawa), while Dr Kris Taylor and doctoral student Minha Kim repped University of Auckland psychology research, in particular “Shifting the Line”. Both projects aim to support men to change men’s social ...

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Posted: May 31, 2023Category: