“Achieving gender equity and empowering women and girls is the unfinished business of our time, and the greatest human rights challenge in our world.” – UN Secretary-General, Mr. António Guterres.
Systemic sexism is harming the progress of gender equity. Our concerns, aspirations, opportunities and potential need to be understood, represented and on the agenda for our politicians.
This election, the Gender Justice Collective have been working to put gender on the agenda. As part of this, we’ve been hosting a series of chats with political leaders, where we put your questions to them - and, ask a few of our own. Have a look below at our Q&A's with the Labour Party and the Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand. Check out the News tab for past conversations & more analysis!
What would it look like? What would we need? What would we want? What would need to change?
This is the question that brought together the Gender Justice Collective Te Roopu Manatika-ā-Ira.
A few short weeks before the 2020 election, we kicked off the #YouChoose2020 survey; asking women, womxn, trans women, wāhine and those who walk between the binary worlds what they need to be able to live in the fullness of their being alongside those they love. Over 3,500 respondents replied, with rich and informative answers - thank you! We're collating the survey results and will have these to share shortly.
The results of the survey will help us to create a scorecard to rank and measure how well political party policies are supporting gender equity in Election 2020; keep an eye on our social channels for updates as to how this is progressing.
In the meantime, we are ALSO asking the political parties themselves what they're doing to advance gender equity. Head to the NEWS tab to read what they've got to say - and JOIN US as we host them for online talks to ask them questions from our community.
It’s time to ignite a national korero about issues affecting these groups and move towards ensuring subsequent governments have our concerns high on their agenda.
Karanga mai rā, maranga mai rā! Ka āhei te wāhine ki te tū i runga i tōna mana motuhake! Ka huri tai, ā, he au kume, he au kaha, te ia e rere ana.
Loving what you are reading? Keen to help move the dial on gender equity?
Join the Gender Justice Collective and let’s get this feminist party started.