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Every year, UN Women National Committee Aotearoa NZ organises a variety of exciting fundraising and awareness raising events.

International Women’s Day

Since their establishment in NZ in 1993, IWD events (8 March) have become our key annual fundraising activities, aiming to help women in UN Women-funded projects to make real progress towards equality, development and peace. Read more

UN Women New Zealand Annual General Meeting

AGM 2014 was held on 6 September.

White Ribbon Day (November 25th)

UN Women National Committee Aotearoa New Zealand participates in the  White Ribbon Campaign to mark the U.N. International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women (IDEVAW).   Read More

Walks for Women

To promote gender equality and empower women. Read more..

16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence

The 16 Days Campaign has been used as an organising strategy by individuals and groups around the world to call for the elimination of all forms of violence against women. For more information about the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence, please visit http://www.cwgl.rutgers.edu/ or download a pdf about 16 Days of Activism.


Upcoming events

8 Mar 2018 (All day)

Local details to come.

Theme:  Achieve gender equality and empower rural women and girls. Together we can empower rural women in the Pacific.

At IWD events in 2018, we are raising funds for UN Women projects in Papua New Guinea. See details of the current project we are supporting – Meri Seif Bus (Safe Transport for women) in Port Moresby.

For further information, please contact the International Women's Day Co-ordinator, Barbara Bedeschi-Lewando.

8 Mar 2018 (All day)

Local details to come.

Theme:  Achieve gender equality and empower rural women and girls. Together we can empower rural women in the Pacific.

At IWD events in 2018, we are raising funds for UN Women projects in Papua New Guinea. See details of the current project we are supporting – Meri Seif Bus (Safe Transport for women) in Port Moresby.

For further information, please contact the International Women's Day Co-ordinator, Barbara Bedeschi-Lewando.

8 Mar 2018 (All day)

Theme:  Achieve gender equality and empower rural women and girls. Together we can empower rural women in the Pacific.

At IWD events in 2018, we are raising funds for UN Women projects in Papua New Guinea. See details of the current project we are supporting – Meri Seif Bus (Safe Transport for women) in Port Moresby.


If you can't join us in person, join us online.  We will be livestreaming the event!  Perhaps you'd like to host a IWD Breakfast of your own and watch the speeches from Parliament at your event?

8 Mar 2018 (All day)

Local details to come.

Theme:  Achieve gender equality and empower rural women and girls. Together we can empower rural women in the Pacific.

At IWD events in 2018, we are raising funds for UN Women projects in Papua New Guinea. See details of the current project we are supporting – Meri Seif Bus (Safe Transport for women) in Port Moresby.

For further information, please contact the International Women's Day Co-ordinator, Barbara Bedeschi-Lewando.

8 Mar 2018 (All day)

Local details to come.

Theme:  Achieve gender equality and empower rural women and girls. Together we can empower rural women in the Pacific.

At IWD events in 2018, we are raising funds for UN Women projects in Papua New Guinea. See details of the current project we are supporting – Meri Seif Bus (Safe Transport for women) in Port Moresby.

For further information, please contact the International Women's Day Co-ordinator, Barbara Bedeschi-Lewando.

8 Mar 2018 (All day)

Local details to come.

Theme:  Achieve gender equality and empower rural women and girls. Together we can empower rural women in the Pacific.

At IWD events in 2018, we are raising funds for UN Women projects in Papua New Guinea. See details of the current project we are supporting – Meri Seif Bus (Safe Transport for women) in Port Moresby.

For further information, please contact the International Women's Day Co-ordinator, Barbara Bedeschi-Lewando.

8 Mar 2018 (All day)

Local details to come.

Theme:  Achieve gender equality and empower rural women and girls. Together we can empower rural women in the Pacific.

At IWD events in 2018, we are raising funds for UN Women projects in Papua New Guinea. See details of the current project we are supporting – Meri Seif Bus (Safe Transport for women) in Port Moresby.

For further information, please contact the International Women's Day Co-ordinator, Barbara Bedeschi-Lewando.

8 Mar 2018 (All day)

Elms Hotel, Papanui from 6.45 to 8.30am and cost is $40.00. Our speaker is Tusha Penny:

SUPERINTENDENT TUSHA PENNY

District Commander Waitemata

First Maori Female District Commander in NZ Police

Joined the NZ Police in 1992, has worked in both provincial and metropolitan areas.  A significant part of her career spent in the Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) investigating serious crimes including lead roles in several high-profile homicides.  In addition:

8 Mar 2018 (All day)

Women Give 2018

Time:  9.30 - 4.00pm
What:     New Zealand’s first summit dedicated to women’s philanthropy and the power of girls and women as change-makers.
When:    March 6th, 2018, in the lead up to International Women’s Day
Where:   Ellen Melville Centre, 1 Freyberg Place, Auckland City.

Join us on Tuesday 6 March for New Zealand's first summit dedicated to fostering and celebrating women's generosity. Women Give 2018 will be a day focused on women giving, and the role women play in effecting change.

8 Mar 2018 (All day)

Local details to come.

Theme:  Achieve gender equality and empower rural women and girls. Together we can empower rural women in the Pacific.

At IWD events in 2018, we are raising funds for UN Women projects in Papua New Guinea. See details of the current project we are supporting – Meri Seif Bus (Safe Transport for women) in Port Moresby.

For further information, please contact the International Women's Day Co-ordinator, Barbara Bedeschi-Lewando.

8 Mar 2018 (All day)

Local details to come.

Theme:  Achieve gender equality and empower rural women and girls. Together we can empower rural women in the Pacific.

At IWD events in 2018, we are raising funds for UN Women projects in Papua New Guinea. See details of the current project we are supporting – Meri Seif Bus (Safe Transport for women) in Port Moresby.

For further information, please contact the International Women's Day Co-ordinator, Barbara Bedeschi-Lewando.

8 Mar 2018 (All day)

Local details to come.

Theme:  Achieve gender equality and empower rural women and girls. Together we can empower rural women in the Pacific.

At IWD events in 2018, we are raising funds for UN Women projects in Papua New Guinea. See details of the current project we are supporting – Meri Seif Bus (Safe Transport for women) in Port Moresby.

For further information, please contact the International Women's Day Co-ordinator, Barbara Bedeschi-Lewando.

8 Mar 2018 (All day)

Local details to come.

Theme:  Achieve gender equality and empower rural women and girls. Together we can empower rural women in the Pacific.

At IWD events in 2018, we are raising funds for UN Women projects in Papua New Guinea. See details of the current project we are supporting – Meri Seif Bus (Safe Transport for women) in Port Moresby.

For further information, please contact the International Women's Day Co-ordinator, Barbara Bedeschi-Lewando.

8 Mar 2018 (All day)

Theme:  Achieve gender equality and empower rural women and girls. Together we can empower rural women in the Pacific.

At IWD events in 2018, we are raising funds for UN Women projects in Papua New Guinea. See details of the current project we are supporting – Meri Seif Bus (Safe Transport for women) in Port Moresby.


If you can't join us in person, join us online.  We will be livestreaming the event!  Perhaps you'd like to host a IWD Breakfast of your own and watch the speeches from Parliament at your event?

8 Mar 2018 (All day)

Local details to come.

Theme:  Achieve gender equality and empower rural women and girls. Together we can empower rural women in the Pacific.

At IWD events in 2018, we are raising funds for UN Women projects in Papua New Guinea. See details of the current project we are supporting – Meri Seif Bus (Safe Transport for women) in Port Moresby.

For further information, please contact the International Women's Day Co-ordinator, Barbara Bedeschi-Lewando.