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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:

The equal pay amendment needs amending!

The current Equal Pay Bill creates more problems than it solves   The most recent statistics show a small improvement in the gender pay equity gap. However, if the current Equal Pay Amendment Bill becomes law without amendment, the Auckland Women’s Centre believes it will do little to facilitate narrowing the gap. In August, Statistics ...

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Posted: September 25, 2019Category:

Wāhine Māori used as economic ‘shock absorbers’ for too long

Authors say New Zealand needs to stop rewarding the rich and punishing the poor   “Miriama” grew up poor. She got a job early – the work was casual and insecure, and it prevented her getting qualifications for more secure and higher-paid employment. Now a sole parent, she is one of the poorest “precariat”, living ...

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Posted: July 25, 2019Category:

National strategy required for contraception

We need strategic leadership from the Government on contraception Read the article here.

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Posted: April 25, 2019Category:

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: