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Seeking a Women’s Services Coordinator

Are you keen to join a thriving community centre that empowers wāhine and women? The Auckland Women’s Centre is a vibrant feminist community centre providing support, education, counselling, rangatahi outreach, community kōrero and safe space. We are committed to pro-actively supporting Te Tiriti o Waitangi and we collaborate with other groups to advocate collectively for ...

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Posted: November 20, 2021Category:

Good News for Mums

The Government is bringing in multiple measures to support the rights of parents (particularly mothers) and children. The Government is not yet acknowledging the importance of caregiving by ensuring all families have enough income (for example, the cost of the two commitments below only adds up to ~$30 million, equivalent to around 1-2 percent of ...

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Posted: October 13, 2021Categories: ,

Delta lockdown: Worse than the first for women and families in Tāmaki Makaurau

This time around, in spite of huge community efforts, need is greater, stress is higher and support is harder to find. For many, it will take a long time to recover. It didn’t have to be this way. Tania Kingi has worked in the disability sector for almost 40 years yet she told The Spinoff ...

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Posted: October 6, 2021Categories: ,

Listen to our fabulous Youth Coordinators in action, celebrating Indigenous People’s Day!

Our fabulous Youth Coordinators, Gabriella and Kiriataahua, are featured in this weeks episiode of “Social Innovation New Zealand x Changemakers x Movespace” podcast.    “Our wonderful guest speakers Kiriataahua Te Maapi Pene and Gabriella Brayne (Auckland Women’s Centre) are on exciting and empowering journeys to reconnect with Te Ao Māori. In this episode, they explore ...

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Posted: September 17, 2021Categories: ,

Minister for Women Jan Tinetti gets to work

Te Wāhi Wāhine o Tāmaki Makaurau/ Auckland Women’s Centre met with Minister for Women Jan Tinetti in May, and came away very impressed. It was clear Jan understands why a gendered analysis of family and sexual violence is important, and during the meeting, she listened to our concerns intently. Jan is Pākehā, a breast cancer ...

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Posted: July 20, 2021Categories: ,

Khylee Quince – Change-maker

Mixing humour with straight-talking – a potent and characteristic mix – Khylee Quince, the first Māori Dean of Law, offered a blueprint for change-makers in her kōrero with Stacey Morrison last month. The issues are clear: One in every 25 wāhine Māori have been to prison by age 35, compared to one in every 166 ...

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Posted: July 20, 2021Categories: , ,

Kōrero with Qiane Matata-Sipu

“I hope indigenous wāhine really understand how powerful they actually are” Qiane Matata-Sipu shares how she is changing the narrative for future generations It was an open, candid, memorable evening of tears and laughter when Qiane Matata-Sipu talked to Stacey Morrison about the successful campaign she co-led with her cousins to protect their ancestral whenua ...

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Posted: July 14, 2021Category:

A way through the thicket

In order to effectively respond to social ills, we need to understand their key contributing factors. The key drivers of family violence include gender inequity, colonisation and ongoing colonisation. Recognition by the Government  that these are the main causal factors for family violence – and that family violence involves long-term patterns of coercive control – ...

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Posted: June 8, 2021Categories: ,

What is a feminist green new deal?

It’s the deal to save the world! Climate change is a feminist issue. It’s easier to save yourself if your responsibilities don’t also include looking after children. It’s easier to move away or batten down the hatches if you have money.  If global warming reaches 2 °C – which it will, unless we act immediately ...

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Posted: June 8, 2021Categories: ,

Towards a feminist budget

If we stopped spending on the military, what could we achieve instead? On International Women’s Day this year the Aotearoa section of Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom (WILPF) challenged government military expenditure. WILPF maintains that “well-resourced civilian agencies are better suited to perform the military’s current roles”, for example, disaster response, search and ...

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Posted: June 8, 2021Categories: ,