Kōrero with Saunoamaali’i Karanina Sumeo

Kōrero with Karanina Sumeo and Māni Dunlop

Join us for an informative hui on Zoom on the ethnic and gender pay gaps.

Māni Dunlop will be interviewing the Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner, NZ Human Rights Commission, so register today and send in your questions!

Dr Karanina Sumeo is currently shining a strong light on some of NZ’s most pernicious and least-known human rights abuses: the large pay gap for Pacific people – particularly women – and migrant worker exploitation.

We are honoured and thrilled she will be interviewed by Māni Dunlop for our next forum Tues 22 November. Join us online as Karanina explains the findings of the Human Rights Commission’s landmark two-yearlong inquiry into the Pacific Pay Gap, and how we can all help to close the gap in the next 20 years.

This is an important forum for us AWC community – not to be missed!

Karanina – who grew up in Sāmoa and New Zealand – has worked as a chemist, social worker, and policy advisor; and has a PhD in child abuse prevention. She has experienced the pay gap herself, having been paid tens of thousands less than people doing similar jobs, and is a remarkable and tireless advocate for social justice. Come and be inspired!

Register below to join Karanina and Māni for our final forum for 2022

Dates Tuesday 22nd November
Time 7pm – 8:30 pm
Location Zoom
Cost $0 – $30


Feedback from previous forums:

The forum was loving, challenging, honest, heartfelt and relational. Perfect and left me feeling positive about change and possibilities and hope in lessening the harm that happens for wahine Māori

Excellent session in every way. The kōrero was smart, powerful and totally accessible; it was filled with wisdom and warmth in equal measure. Ka pai and ngā mihi nui.

This really was a wonderful event, with inspirational wāhine toa and packed full of real life experience insights and wisdom. Ka mau te wehi! Many thanks to all involved.

Register here