In the lead up to the 2020 New Zealand Election, we conducted the YouChoose2020 survey and over 3,500 women, non-binary people, trans women, intersex people, and takatāpui responded. Thank you!

You told us what you want and need from your elected representatives. We have taken the top three issues from each of the sections of the survey and analysed the election manifestos and policies of each of the political parties to see how they stack up.

Here are the results!

Learn more about the scorecard here.

Download a printable version of the scorecard here.


CARING RESPONSIBILITIES

 
Paid parental leave
Childcare funding
Elder care funding

 

HEALTH AND WELLBEING

 

Specialist violence
healthcare providers

Free GP visits for children

Accessible public places

 

MONEY AND FINANCE

 

Budgeting education
in schools

Retirement savings
information

Accessible bank
information

 

FAIRNESS IN THE WORKPLACE

 
Pay equity legislation
High-quality part-time jobs

Flexible work

Stronger employment discrimination legislation


EQUALITY IN RELATIONSHIPS

 
Domestic violence information
Healthy relationships education

Access to financial information


VIOLENCE AND ABUSE

 
Trained violence responders
Legal aid for victims of domestic violence
Family Court to better protect victims of domestic violence


LEADERSHIP AND DECISION-MAKING

 
Mentoring or coaching
Leadership programmes

Hiring targets for businesses and organisations


ENVIRONMENT AND WHENUA

 
Protection of waterways

Protection of native species

Reduction of carbon emissions

Engage Māori about land use

 

KEY

If a policy exists that aligns with the proposition

Example, if the proposition supported longer paid parental leave, and the party has a policy that explicitly states they support the extension of paid parental leave to x weeks.

The policy talks about the policy area being important, but the party does not offer a specific policy proposal. For example, the party talks about the importance of longer paid parental leave, but does not offer a concrete policy proposal.

The party offers conflicting policies in regards to the proposition. For example, if the proposition supports the reduction of carbon emissions, but the party offers one policy which will reduce emissions, but another which will increase emissions.

The party offers specifically, explicitly exclusionary policies in regards to the proposition. For example, if the proposition supported paid parental leave, but the party offered such leave for married, but not other, couples.

The party has no policy or does not support the policy position of interest.

Example: No policy position.

Example: We support the existing paid parental leave entitlement (where the proposition supported more leave).

Example:  We support removing/rolling back paid parental leave entitlements.

Learn more about the scorecard here

We want to ignite a national conversation about issues affecting these groups and move towards ensuring subsequent governments will have our concerns high on their agenda.

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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