Response to City Councillor comment re: sterilisation
Letter from Co-leader of the Maori Party in response
to comment by a Palmerston North City Councillor regarding
sterilisation of Maori women who smoke
is a copy of the letter sent by Maori Party co-leader
Tariana Turia to the Mayor of the Palmerston North City
Council (PNCC) in relation to a comment by a PNCC councillor
regarding sterilisation of Maori women who smoke. For your
information pasted below is the story that appeared in the
Manawatu Standard this morning relating to the
Standard story: 'Sterilise
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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>>