Councillors have something to say on Women’s Day
Councillors have something to say on International Women’s
Auckland Council’s seven female councillors have
shared their thoughts on the importance of the role of women
in democracy and governance.
“Having more women in
decision-making is vital if councils are to reflect the
population they serve and be truly representative. It’s
time to develop our own old girl’s network to ease
women’s route into elected office. Men have been doing it
for years!” – Councillor Cathy Casey.
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New Reports: Flood Risk From Rain And Sea Under Climate Change
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