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Paid Paternal Leave: One simple trick to enhance gender equity

While we celebrate 26 weeks of paid parental leave (PPL) since July 2020, New Zealand is still lagging behind international norms and best practice when it comes to enabling parents to spend time with their babies. This is the case particularly for non-birthing parents (the Dads in most Mum-Dad families) and secondary caregiving parents in ...

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Posted: February 21, 2022Categories: , , ,

Meet our new Rangatahi Coordinator Leah Watt

Leah Watt, who is one half of our all-new Tuia Te Papa team, sums up the “isolating” challenges for rangatahi wāhine and non-binary beautifully: “You’re trying to work out your place in society and challenge it at the same time,” she says. “You’re trying to pull down the patriarchy but it can feel like you ...

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Posted: February 21, 2022Category:

Meet our new Youth Coordinator Maria Boow

Maria Boow has long been part of the Wāhi Wāhine o Tāmaki Makaurau (WWTM) community as a creche volunteer for the “inspiring” Solo Mums on Sundays group – and now she is also our new Youth Coordinator. “When Kaitlin called me, I screamed, and my friends were like, “What? What?” But I was just so ...

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Posted: February 21, 2022Category:

We welcome Mary Mulatu as our new Women’s Support coordinator

Te Wāhi Wāhine o Tāmaki Makaurau (WWTM) is growing! Now that Kaitlin Henderson has moved into the new role of Centre manager (programmes), the wonderful Mary Mulatu has joined us to look after Women’s Support (free advice, referral and information), and coordinate our community education programme. A recent University of Auckland Arts graduate, Mary found ...

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Posted: February 21, 2022Category:

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: