At the YWCA we are always amazed at how wise and passionate young wāhine are about issues related to our community in Aotearoa. We recently asked a group of young women to film a brief video about the top issue influencing their vote this election. We loved their responses and we’re sure you will too.


Aimee is studying towards a degree in Physics, and her top priority is gender equity. Hear her discuss the policies she would like to see from the next government.


Grace explains how important accessibility and representation of perspectives from the disability community is to her. 


A first year student at the University of Otago, Ranisha's top priority is how the next government will support students. 


Annika is an environmental educator for BLAKE. She explains the importance of protecting the ocean around Aotearoa, as she would like her children to have the same happy memories and experiences of the ocean that she did. 


Sophie is a Kāpiti Coast District Councillor and founder of School Strike for Climate New Zealand - hear her explain why her top priority for this election is climate change. 


Ruby wants the next government to prioritise reducing inequality and discrimination through education. Here she tells us how she think it should be done.


Becki is a full time visual storyteller. Her top priority for the coming election is funding for healthcare and mental health services, especially in rural communities. 


This voter highlights her top priority which is how the next government is going to invest in youth and education.


The Gender Justice Collective Te Roopu Manatika-ā-Ira is an independent, non-profit network drawn from all walks of life. We want Aotearoa New Zealand to lead the world in gender equity. But first, we need to know how committed to gender equity our political parties are.

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