Tag Archives: Women’s issues

A Strategy to Prevent Suicide in New Zealand:  Draft for public consultation

26 June 2017 Suicide Prevention Strategy Consultation Ministry of Health PO Box 5013 Wellington 6140  via email to suicideprevention@moh.govt.nz Re: A Strategy to Prevent Suicide in New Zealand:  Draft for public consultation Submission This submission is from the NZ Federation … 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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Submission on The Care and Support Worker (Pay Equity) Settlement Bill

29th May 2017 Health Select Committee Parliament Building Wellington 6140 New Zealand E-mail: health@parliament.govt.nz Re:       Submission on The Care and Support Worker (Pay Equity) Settlement Bill The submission is from the NZ Federation of Business and Professional Women (BPW NZ) … 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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Report from the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61) at the UN in New York

PWW-NZ has a team of 13 women attending the 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61) at the UN in New York this month. We are presenting a parallel event –  “Impact of colonisation on empowerment of … 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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