Monthly Archives: December 2014

Supreme Court dismisses equal pay bid appeal

MICHAEL DALY Last updated 18:59 22/12/2014 The Supreme Court has cleared the way for a groundbreaking bid to establish equal pay rates for women that could be worth “hundreds of millions of dollars”. In a decision today it left the … Continue reading

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Latest gender equality research

Women less confident about retirement goals The latest ANZ retirement savings survey found that women in New Zealand feel a lot less confident about reaching their retirement savings goals than men do. Although 44% of New Zealanders felt they were … Continue reading

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Younger men use violence

ANNA PEARSON Last updated 06:13, December 18 2014 An increasing number of younger men are using violence against family members – “mostly mums” – a specialist family violence agency says. Of about 190 men listed on family violence police incident … Continue reading

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Intimate partner violence and the workplace

New Issues Paper Intimate partner violence and the workplace The New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse has today released Issues Paper 7, Intimate partner violence and the workplace.   This Issues Paper, written by Margaret Rayner-Thomas, MPH, Janet Fanslow, PhD and … Continue reading

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Violence against Women – Globally binding norm

An email from Dr Jacquie Blue. I am a member of the “Every woman everywhere” coalition (Oceania group) which run out of Carr Centre for Human Rights Policy Fellow, Initiative on Violence Against Women, Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Essentially … Continue reading

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Campaign against ‘zero-hours’ contracts

NIKO KLOETEN Last updated 14:32 01/12/2014 Employment contracts with no guaranteed hours of work are unfair and should be scrapped, a fast food workers’ union says. The Unite Union, which represents about 7000 workers across the country, announced a campaign … Continue reading

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Challenges and achievements since Beijing 1995 – New Zealand Women’s Watch

In 1995 New Zealand took part in the Fourth World Conference in Beijing and signed the Beijing Platform of Action achieve  to achieve gender equality  and the empowerment of women. At the Conference Hillary Clinton coined the phrase “Human rights … Continue reading

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Media Release: BPW NZ calls for the government to fully implement international conventions for disabled people

The New Zealand Federation of Business and Professional Women (BPW NZ) urges the Government to do more for disabled New Zealanders, especially disabled women, by fully implementing international conventions. New Zealand has signed and ratified the UN Convention on the … Continue reading

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Robyn Pearce: Multi-tasking more damaging than smoking dope

Email Robyn Robyn Pearce ‘s Opinion Photo / Thinkstock There’s a common belief that women are better at multi-tasking than guys. It’s only partly true. In reality, if we try to do more than one thing at a time neither … Continue reading

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