Category: Aotearoa

Nurain & Simone’s Experience at CSW61

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Our expectations upon arriving in New York for the 61st session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61) was that we would get to understand how policies and decisions are made at the high level. What we did not realise was the amount of incredible connections and friendships that we would make […]

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Media Release: New Executive Officer for Young Women’s Group

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Issued 26 March 2017 New Executive Officer for Young Women’s Group The Young Women’s Christian Association of Aotearoa New Zealand (YWCA A/NZ) welcomes new Executive Officer Alanna Irving, co-founder of Loomio. “Alanna comes to us with an amazing background in social entrepreneurship and operations and we’re incredibly pleased to have her,” says YWCA Aotearoa New […]

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Media Release: YWCA seeks quick adoption of Pay Equity Principles

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Issued 07 June 2016 YWCA seeks quick adoption of Pay Equity Principles The YWCA of Aotearoa New Zealand welcomes the release of recommendations of the Working Group on Pay Equity Principles. Sina Wendt-Moore, YWCA of Aotearoa New Zealand Co-President says she “looks forward to the government working quickly to adopt the principles to help women, especially […]

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Leadership changes at YWCA Aotearoa New Zealand

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We are pleased to welcome the following leaders onto our board, and to help run our operations: Awhimai Reynolds was elected as Treasurer at our AGM this month, along with Cath Lomax as a new board member. Both women were previously co-opted by the Board in September last year. To demonstrate a commitment to young women’s […]

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Co-Presidents’ Message

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We are sad to announce that Steph Fink has resigned from her role as General Manager of the YWCA AotearoaNZ for professional reasons. The Board acknowledges her significant contribution and service to the YWCA movement in AotearoaNZ. In the last 5 years our organisation has faced challenges and undergone much change and Steph has provided […]

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Young YWCA leader elected to global governing body

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Nive speaks at World Council Oct 2015 Young New Zealand woman Nive Sharat Chandran was recently elected as Vice President of the World YWCA Board.  The elections were held at the World YWCA Council which meets every four years and this year was in Bangkok, Thailand. At just 24, Ms Sharat Chandran has already held […]

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Equal Pay Awards – deadline extension

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YWCA EQUAL PAY AWARDS 2014 – Deadline Extension Don’t miss your chance to be recognised for your commitment to addressing equal pay within your organisation. Thank you to those organisations that have already entered. Equal pay is definitely on the agenda at many New Zealand workplaces. In response to feedback, we have extended the closing date of […]

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YWCA Equal Pay Awards

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1st April 2014 – YWCA Auckland is once again shining the spotlight on equal pay, with the national inaugural YWCA Equal Pay Awards, recognising best practice amongst business leaders actively addressing equal pay within their organisations. Research and statistics report the gender pay gap is still prevalent, with the New Zealand Income Survey (June 2013 quarter) […]

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Kiwi Teens Banish Negative Body Image With A Love Note

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A group of young women are taking grim body image statistics into their own hands with a campaign encouraging their peers to see themselves in a more positive way. The YWCA launches Love Notes – a social media campaign – tomorrow (Thursday 27 June) in a bid to get young women viewing their bodies for […]

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YWCA Samoa to develop young women’s leadership

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The YWCA of Samoa has been dormant for the past few years but a new partnership with the YWCA of Aotearoa New Zealand, funded by the World YWCA, is seeking to revitalise the organisation and give young women opportunities to lead and address issues throughout Samoa. Over the past week a series of 3 workshops […]

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