Monthly Archives: February 2015

Here are just a few of the gender equality headlines from February:

International Women’s Day around the country   International Women’s Day on March 8 celebrates women’s achievements while calling for greater gender equality. Events celebrating women are being held across the country. This includes the streaming of aworld-class feminist panel into Christchurch … Continue reading

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Women Directors Change How Boards Work

Laura Liswood FEBRUARY 17, 2015   We know that getting more women on teams can boost performance. The examples are numerous: Citing private internal research of 20,000 client teams, EY’s vice chair Beth Brooke has said that the more diverse teams … Continue reading

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NEET by choice? Investigating the links between motherhood and NEET status (2014)

It is tempting for policy-makers to subtract young mothers aged 15 to 24 from the NEET group, assuming young mothers have intentionally disengaged with employment, education and training due to their involvement in a caregiving role. This paper tests this … Continue reading

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Latest gender equality research

Below is some of the latest gender equality research from around the world.  Australia: Workplace Gender Equality Agency data explorer Women in management ranks get paid as much as 45 per cent less than their male peers, new data from … Continue reading

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Door open for women directors

Friday, 20 February 2015 Rachel Farrant says technology makes it easier to balance her family and career. Photo / Mark Mitchel Gender gap persists, but support is there for females aiming to move into the boardroom.By Helen Twose Rachel Farrant … Continue reading

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Use your power to stop violence against women this International Women’s Day

National Council of Women of New Zealand (NCWNZ) is calling on the XXXX community to think about what they can do to prevent violence against women on International Women’s Day, March 8.  (Please insert your local details in the places … Continue reading

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Women Entrepreneurs – C J Walker – International Womens Day

For the next four weeks, in the lead up to International Women’s Day on the 8th of March, we are going to be profiling women entrepreneurs from history in order to plot a way forward to the future. Women like … Continue reading

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Women’s numbers on NZX boards falls short

RICHARD MEADOWS Last updated 11:11, February 9 2015 QUESTIONS NEEDED: “I cannot believe there are not women who would absolutely be adding to the wisdom of that board,” said Joan Withers. Hagen Hopkins Business heavyweight Joan Withers is “disappointed” by … Continue reading

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Fixing Auckland’s Transport The 10-Year Budget 2015-2025

 In association with Auckland Transport Auckland is the country’s fastest growing region with transport considered the single biggest issue. Major investment will be needed in the next decade to avoid worsening congestion and the impact this will have on our … Continue reading

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International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation – February 6

 “Health systems and health professionals are essential to the wellbeing of societies. They provide credible, scientific and unbiased information that can help people protect themselves from violations of their rights. “ Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon In Mauritania, the National Association of … Continue reading

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