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Law commission advice: To reduce court stress for victims of sexual and family violence

AWC welcomes the report, although much more action is required. Read the article here.

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Posted: April 25, 2019Category:

Abortion: A reproductive right

Access to abortion is a human right – and we need to make sure our politicians know it: that was the urgent message of the Auckland Women’s Centre’s successful recent public forum “Abortion, a Reproductive Right”. As student activist Ella Shepherd put it: “trust women, support women.” Read the article here.

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Posted: February 25, 2019Category:

Abortion law reform: Demand the best option for women

Women in Aotearoa currently have the chance to press meaningfully for the legal right to decide whether or not we want to become parents. Read the article here.

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Posted: December 25, 2018Category:

High school feminism project

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Posted: July 25, 2018Category:

Equal pay amendment bill needs improvements

A good start – but it needs improvements. In June 2018 women’s average hourly earnings were 13.9% less than men’s. We need legislation that will quickly close this pay gap. Read the article here.

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Posted: June 25, 2018Category:

First pay equity deal welcomed

On 18 April the Government made the long-awaited announcement that it would provide money to settle caregiver Kristine Bartlett’s historic pay equity claim. The settlement will be phased in gradually over five years, and will increase pay for the overwhelmingly female workers in aged residential care, home support and disability services. Read the article here.

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Posted: January 28, 2018Category:

Women’s choice election forum

Which Party will help women? Read our review of this forum.

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Posted: August 25, 2017Category:

Government fails women after nine years

The National-led Government will have been in power for nine years by the time this year’s election is held on 23 September. But women are worse off now than we were in 2008. Why? Read the article here.

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Posted: July 28, 2017Category:

Women, poverty and prejudice

Over 120 women and up to a dozen men packed out Western Springs Community Hall to participate in the forum, Women, Poverty and Prejudice: Feminism and the 2017 Election in mid July, on the coldest night of the year so far. Read the article here.

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Posted: July 25, 2017Category:

Gender analysis essential to eliminating violence

The Family and Whānau Violence Legislation Bill explicity deletes gender from the discussion. Read the article here.

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Posted: June 25, 2017Category: