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

Gordon Campbell:
On The Inquiry Into One Case Of Dirty Politics

Suddenly, we’re awash in inquiries and reviews. (It feels almost as if the Greens won the last election.) Caught out by the damning inquiry by SIS Inspector-General Cheryl Gwyn, the government’s response yesterday was utterly in character – it released two other major reports at the same time to try and distract public attention...

Inquiries are supposed to re-assure the public. What these inquiry outcomes share in common is a government culture of zero responsibility. More>>

IGIS: Statement On Early Report Release

As the Inspector-General stated at the release of the report yesterday morning, she is examining what steps to take over the early disclosure of information from the report... Ms Gwyn said that she was aware of Mr Goff's subsequent statements that he had disclosed some information concerning findings in the report. She will be seeking further information from Mr Goff and others. More>>

ALSO:

IGIS ON SIS:

 
 

Parliament Today:

Temporary Release Crackdown Continues: Corrections Review Of Phillip Smith Case

“The review by Corrections’ Chief Custodial Officer reveals that the plan for Smith’s series of temporary releases was overly ambitious and misinformed. He’s a highly manipulative and deceptive person who although technically eligible, should not have been considered for temporary release." More>>

ALSO:

White Ribbon Day: Govt Resumes Sexual Violence Trial Proceedings Work

Justice Minister Amy Adams has asked the Law Commission to resume work on proposals for better supporting victims of sexual violence through the criminal process. The Law Commission will revisit its previous work on alternative pre-trial and trial processes to identify options for improving complainants’ experience in court. More>>

ALSO:

"New Faces, Wise Heads": Andrew Little Announces New Labour Line Up

Labour Leader Andrew Little today announced a bold new caucus line up which brings forward new talent and draws on the party’s depth of experience. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Rick Ellis As Te Papa’s New CEO

The recent appointment of former TVNZ boss Rick Ellis to head Te Papa has copped a fair bit of criticism. Much of it has been inspired by the suspicion that Ellis has been hired to pursue the same purely commercial goals as he did at TVNZ, while similarly neglecting the serious cultural side of his mandate. More>>

Passport Cancellation, Surveillance: Draft 'Foreign Fighters Legislation' Released

The final draft of the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill contains proposals previously announced by Mr Key in a major national security speech earlier this month. More>>

ALSO:

Related

Joint Statement: Establishment Of NZ-China Strategic Partnership

At the invitation of Governor-General Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae and Prime Minister The Rt Hon John Key of New Zealand, President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China made a state visit to New Zealand from 19 to 21 November 2014... More>>

ALSO:

Savings Targets: Health Procurement Plan Changes Direction

Next steps in implementing DHB shared services programme Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the Government has agreed to explore a proposal put forward by DHBs to move implementation of the shared services programme to a DHB-owned vehicle. More>>

ALSO:

More on Health Policy:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Politics
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news