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Gender Equity focuses on fairness and justice regarding benefits and needs for all people. This means taking into account inequalities to ensure everyone has the same access, opportunities, and outcomes.

Roe v Wade got you raging? Donate now to help safeguard gender equity in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Recently the women of the USA lost their right to safe abortions. The Supreme Court overturned Roe V Wade, a ruling that had been in place for 50 years. It will have huge impacts for the lives of women, their families and society.

Since then many New Zealanders have been asking “How can we make sure this doesn’t happen here?”

There is a way. We need your help.

WHY DOES THIS MATTER

We can safeguard our rights by holding our elected members to account and learning where they stand on the issue of abortion and gender equity.  

Gender Justice Collective, working with Project Gender, can monitor local and national government activity to help eliminate discrimination against women, wāhine, trans, intersex and nonbinary people.

We will do this by collecting data, gathering insights, ranking and reviewing policies, presenting information on gender equality and delivering campaigns for action. 

TO DO THIS, WE NEED TO:

  • Create a dedicated team who will continuously monitor local and national government activity - e.g. local abortion services; implementation of safe areas legislation, policy announcements, new programmes, funding decisions -  and analyse how they will impact gender equity.
  • Understand what the concerns, hopes and aspirations of women, wāhine, trans, intersex and non-binary people are via a nationwide survey and set of focus groups
  • Analyse the data and identify a set of common issues to raise in the lead up to the general election
  • Provide information and insights on gender equality to media and decision makers.
  • Deliver nationwide gender equity campaigns 
  • Work with elected members and decision-makers to ensure gender equity  is front of mind. 

Keeping our decision-makers accountable and ensuring women’s rights are upheld takes time, money and dedication.

We need your support. 

WHY ARE WE RAISING MONEY? 

The Gender Justice Collective has spent two years [voluntarily] working to ensure that decision-makers are held accountable when it comes to women, wāhine, trans, intersex and non-binary people’s priorities. With your help, we can do even more - and, as we can see from overseas, it’s more important than ever that we don’t take the progress of many years for granted.

With the funds raised we will: 

  • Create a dedicated team who will continuously monitor local and national government activity - e.g. policy announcements, new programmes, funding decisions like funding for local abortion services -  and analyse how they will impact gender equity
  • Lead and analyse a nationwide survey 
  • Develop and deliver nationwide gender equity campaigns

We’d like to specifically acknowledge two key donors who have supported our calls for action: Theresa Gattung and Rob Campbell have both generously contributed to this campaign. We acknowledge your support and thank you for standing up for gender equity in Aotearoa. 

WHO ARE WE TO DO IT

The Gender Justice Collective is an independent, intersectional, non-profit network of around 20 individuals and organisations, who came together in the lead-up to the 2020 General Election to shine a light on how committed to gender equity our political parties are. We surveyed over 3,500 women, wāhine, trans, non-binary and intersex people, asking them what they most needed in order to thrive. The data collected through the YouChoose 2020 Survey was used to rank and review each political party's policies. The result was the Election Scorecard which we published online. 

With this piece of work, we gained deep insights into what is most impacting women, wāhine, trans, non-binary and intersex people negatively across Aotearoa. One of the major areas of concern was healthcare (only 55% of #YouChoose2020 respondents agreed that they can access everything they need to ensure their own health and wellbeing). 

We have successfully advocated for the inclusion of a National Women’s Health Strategy and Action Plan in the new Pae Ora legislation

(Project Gender supports the work of the GJC through insights research, campaigns and advocacy and administration).   

HOW CAN YOU HELP

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