Women Can’t Be Passengers If Action Plan To Work
Women Can’t Be Passengers If Action Plan Is To Work
"The Action Plan for New Zealand Women clearly demonstrates the need for the continuance of the Ministry of Women's Affairs," said Beryl Anderson, National President of National Council of Women of New Zealand (NCWNZ) following the release of the Plan by the Hon. Ruth Dyson.
"There are so many issues to address that no other government agency has the skill and resources for the multi-faceted approach needed to oversee the Plan."
The Action Plan actively seeks to provide women with greater opportunities for financial independence, quality of life and work/life balance.
These opportunities were the result of discussions and negotiations that have taken place over the past 12 months. Women need to actively participate alongside all government agencies to ensure the successful outcome of the Action Plan.
"While the Action Plan is only the start of the journey women wish to take, it is important for the men of New Zealand to become active partners of the Plan as well," stated Anderson.
"The solutions and goals women
seek will enable a more inclusive New Zealand society for
the betterment of all."