Pacific Women’s Watch (New Zealand)

Pacific Women’s Watch (New Zealand) was established 10 years ago to be a link to Asia Pacific Women’s Watch which monitors, reviews and reports on the status of women in the Asia-Pacific Region, one of the five regions recognized by the United Nations.  The New Zealand organisation is part of a sub-regional network and reports within that wider region as well as independently. 

Pacific Women’s Watch (New Zealand) focuses on monitoring the implementation within New Zealand of the Beijing Platform for Action, the UN General Assembly outcomes document and other programmes for action, including the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the UN Convention to Eliminate all Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)

To keep up-to-date, public conferences are held regularly and outcomes of their focused workshops are documented – for publications visit their website.  

Throughout its work programme, PWW(NZ) strives to:

  • Advocate for the abolition of all forms of discrimination and violence.
  • Endorse gender justice.
  • Enhance women’s leadership and promote gender equality in all decision-making.
  • Encourage sustainable rights-based economic development.
  • Share information on good practices and lessons learned in advancing the status of women through effective communication.
Projects 2011
Centenary of International Women’s Day

On Monday 7 March, 7.30 pm, Pacific Women’s Watch (NZ) and Shakti invite you to a special event in St Columba Centre, 40 Vermont St, Ponsonby, Auckland to celebrate this centenary. 

Priyanca Radhakrishnan, Shakti Community Council Inc, Wellington is Keynote speaker:  “Forced Underage Marriage in New Zealand”, subject of PWW(NZ) petition taken to NZ House of Representatives and now awaiting legislative follow-up.

Celebrating 10 Years of Diversity – People and Action for Gender Justice

Pacific Women’s Watch conference report: Celebrating 10 Years of Diversity – People and Action for Gender Justice.

Pacific Women’s Watch (NZ)’s Annual Half-Day Conference

Pacific Women’s Watch  will hold Women – Agents of Change! ( Panel,  Interactive Workshops & Plenary Report-back) on Saturday 29 October from  9 am – 1 pm at the Somervell Church & Community Centre, cnr Greenlane East & Remuera Rd, Remuera, Auckland.

Panellists include :

  • Sally Dalhousie, National President, P.A.C.I.F.I.C.A.;
  • Jane Hall, National Director, HIPPY;
  • Pesio Siitia of Mapu Maia, Pacific Division, Problem Gambling Foundation;
  • Christine Rankin,  Commissioner, NZ Families Commission;
  • Mary Thorne, Women’s Prison Chaplain, Manurewa
                                   

All welcome. Cost is $20 (incl: morning tea and Conference Report) – some sponsorship is available for un-waged women – please make contact beforehand. For more information contact Beverley Turner at PH: 528 3727 or 418 0700 or visit their website.  
      

 Contact : Beverley Turner beverleyturner@nznet.gen.nz

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