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Monday, October 23, 2017
Jacinda Ardern becomes New Zealand's youngest woman leader
New Zealand is set for a centre-left coalition government led by Labour head Jacinda Ardern. Ms Ardern has been opposition leader for the last three months. At 37, she is set to be the country's youngest prime minister since 1856. Her Labour Party came second in September's election, where no party...
Invercargill
Monday, April 17, 2017
New Zealand: Invercargill electorate candidates say women in politics is 'the new normal'
Invercargill has smashed through the glass ceiling, a candidate for the 2017 election says.  Four women are vying for the top spot in this year's election - but there's no sense among any of them that this is anything usual.  They've all had their share of leadership. National MP Sarah Dowie has...
Monday, September 22, 2014
Beijing +20 National Review, New Zealand
New Zealand has a proud and growing history of women holding high-profile leadership and decision-making positions. New Zealand has had two women Prime Ministers: Dame Jenny Shipley from December 1997 to December 1999; and Helen Clark from December 1999 to November 2008. We have had two women...
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Women in Politics finds support at the Local Government New Zealand Conference
Women in Politics, a brand-new organisation for New Zealand women in political office, was met with overwhelming support at the 2014 Local Government New Zealand Conference held this weekend in Nelson. The networking opportunities at the conference meant that the group’s new Chair Angela O’Leary -...
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Helen Clark on Women's Political Empowerment
UNDP Administrator and former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark talks about the challenges and the undeniable gains of empowering women to participate in politics at the highest levels.
Charles Chauvel
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Charles Chauvel
Charles Chauvel left the New Zealand Parliament in March 2013 to begin work in New York as the Parliamentary Development Advisor to the United Nations Development Programme. He was Shadow Attorney-General,  Shadow Minister for Justice, Courts and Corrections, chaired the NZ Parliament’s public...
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
New Zealand's former woman PM: Margaret Thatcher set the tone for women in politics
Helen Clark, New Zealand's Prime Minister for nine years, developed a reputation for being "no-nonsense" and "strong" at the top, something she shares in common with Britain's only female PM Margaret Thatcher. She gives Louisa Peacock a masterclass on how women can survive the cut throat world of...
Monday, November 04, 2013
France Denz
Frances Denz has a long history of working with disadvantaged people.  In 2013 she was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit by Queen Elizabeth for services to business, and in the same year was awarded the prestigious Tertiary Teaching Excellence Award by the Minister of Tertiary...
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Helen Clark & The Power of Persistence
UNDP administrator on putting in the hard yards, her upbringing, and the value of soft power on leadership. More With Helen Clark: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjpP7XsrFJQ&feature=youtu.be
Thursday, September 19, 2013
National Party Women’s Caucus celebrates Women in Politics, New Zealand
The National Party Women’s Caucus paid tribute to New Zealand’s first National Party Member of Parliament, Dame Hilda Ross, at an event held last night in her honour. The Party also holds a Memorial Fund in her name. “It is timely that we celebrate Dame Hilda’s life as we reach the 120th...
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Women reluctant to run for office, New Zealand
In the year that New Zealand marks 120 years since women won the vote, the number of women vying for local body seats is stagnating. Nationally, only 30 per cent of candidates are women, a number that has been the same since 2004 after dropping from a high of 32 per cent in 2001. That was despite...
Tuesday, September 03, 2013
Cook Islands PM against affirmative action for women, New Zealand
The Prime Minister of the Cook Islands says more women should run for Parliament but need to get there on their own merits. Henry Puna says he strongly encourages women to take up positions of power in Cook Islands communities. But he says he disagrees with others about how women may get to those...
Monday, September 02, 2013
Leaders need to look at gender equality, New Zealand
This week our Prime Minister will join the leaders of 15 Pacific Island countries at the 44th meeting of the Pacific Islands Forum. The 16 all-male leaders will meet for three days in the Marshall Islands, and discuss important issues such as climate change and Fiji's progress towards democratic...
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Parliament’s gender balance: Is a gender quota system the best way to get more women into Parliament? New Zealand
What is it about the “woman question” that drives so many pundits and politicians to despair in New Zealand? To call the all-women shortlist a “man ban” shows how clearly many of them see politics as being all about them, men. Thinking about it, when have men ever been banned from politics? Such a...
Wednesday, June 05, 2013
Vanuatu women on track for seats in parliament, New Zealand
A women’s advocacy group in Vanuatu says it’s a big step to have ministers acknowledge that women deserve to have seats set aside for them in Parliament. The Council of Ministers have agreed that there should be a right for women to have seats in Parliament made especially for them. In 2012, 17...
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Violence against women in politics
Highlighting news, interviews, resources and events on violence against women in politics
Monday, March 22, 2010
Connecting Women, Respecting Differences
New Zealand in the 21st century is ‘diverse’. Ethnicity, indigeneity, sexuality, age, health, occupation, income, religion & disability all define the different experiences of women. How does this diversity shape ‘women’ & ‘womanhood’ in Aotearoa today? Do our differences divide us? How...
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Pacific Women's Bureau News
Delegates submissions, some reportage, and photos from the PIF SPC Women In Politics conference, Rarotonga, Cook Islands, 2006.