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The Annual Women’s Debate 2017: Eliminating Gender Inequality

Date:

Tue 25 Jul 2017, 05:30 pm

Until:

Tue 25 Jul 2017, 08:30 pm

Category:

Political,

Venue:

Royal Society of New Zealand
11 Turnbull Street
Thorndon, Wellington

Cost:

Free

Listed By:

The Zonta Club of Wellington, Graduate Women Wellington, The National Council of Women Wellington Branch

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The Annual Women’s Debate 2017: Eliminating Gender Inequality

With elections scheduled on 23 September, this is a unique opportunity to hear our female MPs debate issues around eliminating gender inequality.


The Zonta Club of Wellington, Graduate Women Wellington and the National Council of Women Wellington Branch are pleased to invite you to The Annual Women’s Debate 2017: Eliminating Gender Inequality. 


In a democratic and gender equal society, we should not only expect that 50% of MPs would be women, but governance boards of directors across New Zealand are 50% women. That throughout our national workforce there is equal pay for equal work done. Into the twenty-first century, none of these has been achieved. 

We wonder not only why New Zealand does not have gender equality, but how and when its current leaders will rise to the challenge of correcting this state of unequal affairs. Gender inequality is also reflected in the overwhelmingly predominant pattern of male violence against women in New Zealand. 


Both are symptoms of a deeper cultural understanding of patriarchal power and ownership that hurts us culturally and economically. How do our leaders make clear through policy, planning and funding, that these cultural understandings are outdated and have to go? 

Let's become collectively informed as we head to the Elections and make your vote count.

Yesterday Helen Clark said at the VSA forum- achieving gender equality is the key Sustainable Development goal which will be the "silver bullet" to achieve the change we need. 

Come! 

 

For details, please refer to https://www.facebook.com/events/1712700525699641/

Free Admission


Koha welcome on entry

 
 
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