Early Childhood Centre (ECC) Petition, July 2018

ECC Petition July 2018 

Summary:

At the beginning of 2018, the ECC contacted the Education Council over difficulties arising from the application of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Whilst it is a logical requirement for teachers working in New Zealand classrooms to have sufficient language skills, this testing system is a very blunt tool and in particular harms the early childhood sector. Continue reading

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Concluding Observations on the eighth periodic report of New Zealand*(Cedaw)

         
  1. The CEDAW Committee considered the eighth periodic report of New Zealand (CEDAW/C/NZL/8) at its 1616th and 1617th meetings (see CEDAW/C/SR.1616 and 1617), held on 12 July 2018. The Committee’s list of issues and questions is contained in CEDAW/C/NZL/Q/8 and the responses of New Zealand are contained in CEDAW/C/NZL/Q/8/Add.1.

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Government making progress for NZ women

MEDIA RELEASE 24 JULY 2018

The Minister for Women Hon Julie Anne Genter and Under-Secretary for Justice Jan Logie (Domestic and Sexual Violence Issues) today welcomed United Nations recommendations to take more action on progress for women.

“We know there is a huge amount of work to do to make things better for women and girls, and this government is absolutely committed to that work,” Ms Genter said. Continue reading

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Government plan to fix womens pay

At least half of the senior leaders in the public sector will be women by the end of 2019, and workplaces will be flexible “by default” are among goals in an Action Plan to eliminate the  gender pay gap in the public service, launched today.

Hon Chris Hipkins, Minister for State Services, and Hon Julie Anne Genter, Julie Anne Genter launched the plan today, at Auckland Museum’s Are we there yet? Women and Equality in Aotearoa exhibition.e

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