Category Archives: Women’s issues

Wear Yellow and Be Proud: Celebrate the 87th BPW Day with your fellow sisters!

Dear BPW sister, Fast fact #1: Did you know that BPW International was founded in Geneva, Switzerland and is now in over 90 countries worldwide? Fast fact #2: Did you know that BPW International is celebrating its 87th anniversary this year? … Continue reading

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#BPWDay

Use the hashtags #BPWDay and #BPWPride as these will be the two official hashtags for the 87th BPW Day. So again, on 26 August 2017, in celebration of this important event, don’t forget to… – Take a photo of yourself … Continue reading

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More Kiwis approaching retirement with money trouble

SUSAN EDMUNDS Last updated 05:00, June 23 2017 Sylvie O’Donnell says it has become harder to find well-paying work as she has got older. Sylvie O’Donnell is turning 65 next year but don’t assume she is looking forward to a carefree … Continue reading

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Nowhere for Labour to hide on TPPA in election year

16 May 2017 As Prime Minister Bill English heads off to Japan with trade minister Todd McClay in their quest to revive the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) minus the USA, ‘the silence from Labour is deafening’, Auckland University law professor … Continue reading

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Countdown latest to back Green’s domestic violence bill

ANUJA NADKARNI Last updated 05:00, June 4 2017 Supermarket chain Countdown is the latest to make a submission to select committee to back Green Party MP Jan Logie’s proposed domestic violence victim protection bill. National backed the bill in March taking it through … Continue reading

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Nurse’s personal plea for domestic violence leave law change

2 Jun, 2017 5:00am  A nurse has spoken about losing her job after suffering violence and rape at the hands of her partner – urging Parliament to back domestic violence leave. MPs on the justice and electoral committee thanked Ann … Continue reading

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Tipping – bad for all, worse for women

Monday, 22 May 2017 Tipping – bad for all, worse for women at 9:06 pm by Julie If you ever notice that I say chicken oddly, then know that it is because I worked at a fast food outlet called … Continue reading

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Banished for Bleeding

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New legislation aims to protect teenagers from forced marriage

2:42 PM Thursday Apr 13, 2017 National MP Joanne Hayes. PHOTO/ANDREW BONALLACK A bill designed to protect teenagers from forced marriages will go before Parliament. The private member’s bill by National MP Joanne Hayes changes the consent requirements for 16 … Continue reading

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Russia: Men go to great lengths to make her smile on International Women’s Day

Posted by Lada Ray Every year between March 6 and 9, Russia turns into a huge and fragrant flower market. It smells like spring everywhere, even if the stubborn snow has neglected to melt just yet. Remember my previous post: Happy … Continue reading

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