Images: Rainbow Warrior arrives in Auckland
Rainbow Warrior arrives in
The new Rainbow Warrior
sails in to Auckland for the first time, where she was
welcomed by Ngati Whatua. The first Rainbow Warrior was
bombed in the city's harbour by French secret service agents
in 1985. The Greenpeace ship will be spending the next few
weeks visiting ports around the country.
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8/3: International Women’s Day Celebrated Around New Zealand
As women celebrate March 8th, International Women’s Day, in 23 events around New Zealand, it’s timely to reflect on the fact less than a third of our Members of Parliament are women, and that occupations that women dominate, such as caregivers, are amongst the lowest paid in New Zealand, Sue Kedgley, President of UN Women NZ said today.
“We hope that women’s issues will become prominent during election year and that all political parties will commit to policies that promote gender equity in New Zealand,” Ms Kedgley said.
“While women have made enormous progress in the last few decades, violence against women continues unabated and many women and girls suffer from discrimination and disadvantage around the world. More>>