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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:

Government cuts our positive parenting single mum’s project

The Ministry of Social Development has informed us that in May our contract with it for our SKIP Positive Parenting Project would not be reviewed. Read the article here.

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Posted: June 25, 2017Category:

The Child Support Amendment Bill

This Bill, currently before the Parliamentary Select Committee is strongly weighted in the interests of liable parents, most of whom are fathers. If passed it will further impoverish single mothers and their children. Below is a submission by the Auckland Coalition for the Safety of Women and Children urging all parties to vote against the ...

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Posted: June 28, 2012Category:

Vulnerable children – How could the Government help?

This is a submission to the Government’s Green Paper on vulnerable children from the Coalition for the Safety of women and Children. Read the article here.

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Posted: February 28, 2012Category:

Female offenders and domestic violence

A report analysing all female offenders arrested for domestic violence in Auckland City Police district over a six month period (April to September 2008) identifies key differences between male and female offenders. Read the report here.

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Posted: June 28, 2008Category: