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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:

Annual Report 2022

In 2022 we implemented our succession plan reducing Leonie’s hours and employing the amazing Kaitlin Henderson as our full time Programmes Manager. This increased the quality of our programmes and allowed us to undertake more feminist advocacy. Check out a re-cap of our year here.

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Posted: December 20, 2022Category:


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: , , ,

What are the political parties saying?

Auckland Women’s Centre is proud to be part of the new, awareness-raising Gender Justice Collective, along with researchers, practitioners and other organisations. This is our paraphrase of an article by The Workshop’s Jess Berentson-Shaw. Read the article here.

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Posted: January 21, 2021Category:

Procurement policy to support gender equity?

Last month, the Government announced a very interesting new rule: when procuring their annual $42 billion worth of goods and services, government departments and agencies would now have to “consider how they can create quality jobs, particularly for displaced workers and traditionally disadvantaged groups such as Māori, Pasifika, people with disabilities and women.” Given the ...

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Posted: October 22, 2020Category:

Add ‘sure to rise’ to ‘shovel ready’ for the best COVID recovery for women and the planet

Disappointingly, “shovel ready” projects fast-tracked by government to provide employment are drawn mostly from sexist and male-dominated industries – and we know employers are often actively hostile to employing women, and/or have family-unfriendly conditions (which are not good for men either). So women are faced with a COVID double whammy: more likely to be fired, ...

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Posted: October 22, 2020Category:

Lawyers and politicans attack proposed protection for sexual violence survivors

A bill that aims to make the court process fairer and less traumatic for victims of sexual violence is currently the target of heavy lobbying by defence lawyers, who wish to see its protections watered down. This has put New Zealand First and National party support of the bill into jeopardy.. Read the article here.

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Posted: September 22, 2020Category:

COVID spending that promotes gender equity

The Government is spending to prevent a severe recession. This spending should promte gender equity as well as prevent hardship and stimulate the economy. Read the article here.

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Posted: May 22, 2020Category:

What kind of future do we want after COVID-19?

Women – particularly low-income women and women in marginalised communities – are bearing the brunt of the immediate COVID-response burden. Post-pandemic, will this inequity be entrenched, or can we catapult society’s priorities in this time of upheaval towards caring, human rights and real gender equality? At a macro level, the rāhui is arguably a feminist ...

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Posted: March 22, 2020Category:

Keeping summer festivals safe

Our youth coordinator Gabriella Brayne reports on her Consent Club leadership work. The Consent Club is a restorative-oriented, peer support system that works at festivals to promote a culture of consent. Our mahi has three focuses: education through kōrero and wānanga for festival goers; training volunteers to practice survivor-focussed, non-confrontational bystander intervention; and dealing with ...

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Posted: February 22, 2020Category: