Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 


Time for Inspiring Change

6 March 2014
MEDIA RELEASE

Time for Inspiring Change

With International Women’s Day (IWD) March 8, about to be globally recognised and celebrated, local entity Te Ropu Wahine Maori Toko i te Ora (Maori Women’s Welfare League) joins the international network to embrace its Inspiring Change theme.

“Inspiring Change is a great theme for the League, because we are experiencing a revival having introduced a number of things like new branding and technology to appeal to, and increase a younger membership,” says General Manager, Awhimai Reynolds.

Established in 1951 and considered a reputable organisation of 60+ years, Reynolds is adamant earlier perceptions that the League was an ‘old ladies club’ are no longer the case.

In the role just 12 months, Reynolds says she is very excited at new information garnered from Expression of Interest forms on the League’s first ever website, launched as recently as May 2013.

“Wahine Maori responding to our online activity including Facebook clearly demonstrates interest in the League and membership will see numbers grow significantly in the 20 – 45 year-old age group. We are hearing from young mums and professionals who are discerning, well educated yet motivated to connect to the League because it was a very important part of their mums, aunties or grandmother’s lives,” explains Reynolds.

She also believes renewed interest in the League is “inspiring change amongst existing members, many of whom are proactively celebrating having younger women at their side."

Registering to be part of the International Women’s Day forum means activities in recognition of International Women’s Day will see any local MWWL events hosted by regions listed and posted alongside other events around the world.

“A League breakfast hosted in Te Atatu this Saturday will have its details posted on the IWD website alongside events taking place across the world. The League’s backyard just got a whole lot bigger, and we know this is both inspirational and affecting change,“ says Reynolds.

ENDS

International Women's Day

International Women's Day has been observed since the early 1900's. A time when women's oppression and inequality was spurring women to become more vocal and active in campaigning for change.

IWD is now an official holiday in several countries but in China and Nepal, the holiday is for women only.

In some countries, IWD has the equivalent status of Mother's Day.

The new millennium has witnessed a significant change and attitudinal shift in both women's and society's thoughts about women's equality and emancipation.

Annually on 8 March, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate achievements.


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Patience: Drive Safe

Be patient before passing is the AA's message for drivers this Labour weekend.

"People taking crazy risks to get past other vehicles is one of the most dangerous things on the road,” says AA spokesperson Dylan Thomsen.

“The weather is looking good for the long weekend so the roads will be busy. Unfortunately, that also increases the chances of people getting frustrated and trying a risky passing manoeuvre. When they get past, there will probably be more traffic up ahead anyway so it won’t get people there faster.” More>>

 
 

Parliament Today:

Employment Relations Bill: Govt Strains To Get Tea Break Law Through

The Government has been left with egg on its face - failing to get its much-vaunted, but hugely unpopular, meal break law passed in the first week of its new term, Labour spokesperson on Labour Issues Andrew Little says. More>>

ALSO:

Guns: Police Association Call To Arm Police Full Time

"The new minister gave his view, that Police do not need to be armed, while standing on the forecourt of parliament. The dark irony was that the interview followed immediately after breaking news of a gunman running amok in the Canadian parliament in Ottawa..." More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Tokenism Of New Zealand's Role Against Islamic State

Our contribution against IS will be to send SAS forces to train the Iraqis? That’s like offering trainers to General Custer just as the 7th cavalry reached the Little Big Horn. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Shell And Todd Caught Drilling Without Approval

Multi-national oil company Shell’s New Zealand arm and local energy giant Todd Energy have breached the new law governing New Zealand’s Exclusive Economic Zone, the Environmental Protection Authority says in an Oct. 10 document released by the Green Party. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Pharmac, Gough Whitlam And Sleater-Kinney

We’re not at the outset of these negotiations. The outset was six years ago, and negotiators were hoping to have some sort of ‘framework’ deal finished in time for the APEC meeting in a few weeks’ time. These ‘extreme’ positions are what we’ve reached near the intended end of the negotiations… More>>

ALSO:

PM Of Many Hats: Questions, No Answers On Whale Oil

Dr RUSSEL NORMAN (Co-Leader – Green) to the Prime Minister: How many times since November 2008 has he spoken with blogger Cameron Slater on the phone and how many times, if any, has he texted him?
Rt Hon JOHN KEY (Prime Minister): None in my capacity as Prime Minister. More>>

ALSO:

Aussie Investigation Dropped: Call On Minister McCully To Pursue The Case Of Balibo Five

West Papua Action is deeply concerned at the lack of any clear outcome from the Australian Federal Police inquiry into the 1975 deaths of the ‘Balibo Five’ including NZ journalist Gary Cunningham. More>>

ALSO:

'Feed The Kids' Bill: Metiria Turei To Lead Fight On Feeding Hungry Children

Green Party Co-leader Metiria Turei is urging all political parties to support the Feed the Kids Bill which she inherited today from Mana leader Hone Harawira. More>>

ALSO:

Parliament Today: State Opening Of Parliament

The House sat at 10.30am on Tuesday before MPs were summoned to hear the Speech from the Throne in the Legislative Council Chamber. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Politics
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news