For us, the term “gender justice” is complete equality (equal outcomes for all) and equity (equal distribution of resources, access, and opportunities) between everyone in all spheres of life.
Our vision is for Aotearoa to be a place all women are able to live in the fullness of our beings alongside those we love. We are visible, valued and celebrated.
The Gender Justice Collective is an independent, non-profit network drawn from all walks of life. We are business owners, policymakers, grandmothers, sisters, mums, aunties, mana whenua, tangata whenua, tauiwi, educators, students, workers, nurses, creatives, farmers - you get the picture.
We use feminism as a shorthand for intersectional feminism: a feminism that is not exclusively focused on eradicating sexism but one that is invested in dismantling all systemic hierarchies including white supremacy, patriarchy, capitalism, ableism, heterosexism, transphobia, colonialism and more.
We are committing to working in a collaborative, inclusive way – honouring Te Tiriti o Waitangi, being guided by feminism and constantly learning.
The Gender Justice Collective founding members are:
Jackie Clark, The Aunties
Professor Jennifer Curtin, Director Public Policy Institute |Te Whare Marea Tātari Kaupapa
Dr Rogena Sterling, Lecturer in Social Policy (University of Waikato), Researcher and Consultant
Qiane Matata-Sipu, Founder NUKU
Sarah Hendrica Bickerton, Public Policy Institute |Te Whare Marea Tātari Kaupapa
V.K.G. Woodman, Public Policy Institute |Te Whare Marea Tātari Kaupapa
Dellwyn Stewart, CEO YWCA
Anna Beard, Advocacy and Insights Manager YWCA
Dr Jess Berentson-Shaw, Co-founder of The Workshop
Angela Meyer, Co-founder and Director Ace Lady Network and Double Denim.
Meena Kadri, innovation:: culture:: social change
Ziena Jalil, independent director, strategic consultant, and diversity and inclusion advocate
Morgana Watson, Director of MW Consultancy
Dr. Kaisa Wilson, Advocacy Director YWCA
Joy Walpole, Auckland Branch Chair National Council of Women New Zealand
Raewyn Stone, National Health Convenor, National Council of Women New Zealand
Tania Domett, Founder and Director Cogo
Amy Pearl, The Weaving House
Tahnee Le Pine, Designer Tootsie and Co.
Leonie Morris, Manager Auckland Women’s Centre
Erin Jackson, Founder and Director Narrative Campaigns