Posts in “Feminism” category

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: , , , ,

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: , ,

NZ’s lack of stalking laws “dangerous and outdated”

Better laws and public understanding of stalking are urgently needed to protect victims from the fear, toxic stress, silencing, violence and possible risk to their lives, says the Auckland Coalition for the Safety of Women and Children. “As multiple stories show, our lack of fit-for-purpose stalking laws is dangerous and outdated, leaving targeted women without ...

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Posted: February 7, 2023Categories: ,

AWC comment on The Women’s Employment Action Plan 2022

Te Mahere Whai Mahi Wāhine Women’s Employment Action Plan Comments for Manatū Wāhine Ministry for Women July 2022 1. All policy should be developed first and foremost for wāhine Māori • As tangata whenua, as per te Tiriti; for example, employment programmes should be “By wāhine Māori for wāhine Māori.” • As a group including ...

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Posted: December 9, 2022Categories: ,

Korero with Tayi Tibble

NGĀTI POROU AND TE WHĀNAU-Ā-APANUI Tayi Tibble: “I feel like identity isn’t something that you arrive at.” Hats off to the remarkable Tayi Tibble who didn’t let the aftermath of a recent bout of “skody New York Covid” – a husky voice and suspected laryngitis – stop her from honouring us with her presence at ...

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Posted: September 14, 2022Categories: , ,

#Breakthebias

Welcome to our International Women’s Day campaign. Over the next 10 days we will be showcasing 10 outstanding leaders in our communities. Please join us.   Oriini Kaipara In December, journalist and broadcaster Oriini Kaipara (Tūhoe, Ngāti Awa, Tūwharetoa and Ngāti Rangitihi), became the first wahine with a moko kauae to present primetime news, increasing ...

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Posted: March 18, 2022Categories: , , ,

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: , , ,

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: ,

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: ,