International Women's Day 2018 - Nelson Events

Date: 
Wednesday, 28 February, 2018 (All day)

Ministry for Women and Nelson Tasman Chamber of Commerce

Location:  Melrose House, 26 Brougham Street, Nelson
Time:     10:30am - 12:30pm
Date:  Wednesday, 28 February
Price:  Free
To register: (03) 548 1363
Online:  https://events.commerce.org.nz/index.cfm/event/bowater-honda-business-wo...

Join us for morning tea at the beautiful Melrose House and join the discussion on how we can successfully close the gender pay gap hosted by Renee Graham, Chief Executive of the Ministry for Women. The morning will include the release of a new resource Closing the Gender Pay Gap – actions for employers, a presentation by AUT Professor Gail Pacheco on the factors behind the national gender pay gap, and an update on the Ministry for Women’s nominations service which facilitates the appointment of women to state-sector boards and committees.


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.


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?

UN Women National Committee Aotearoa New Zealand and the Zonta Club of Wellington invite you and your group to participate in a very special breakfast to celebrate International Women’s Day, Thursday, 8 March 2018, by participating in a free live streaming event.
 
The event itself will be held at Parliament, hosted by the Minister for Women, the Honourable Julie-Anne Genter.  The keynote speakers will be the Governor General, the Right Honourable Her Excellency Dame Patsy Reddy, and the Right Honourable Helen Clark, formerly Administrator of the United Nations Fund for Development and Prime Minister of New Zealand, in a conversation with Dr Gill Greer, Chief Executive of the National Council for Women.
 
Live streaming will commence from 7-9am New Zealand time.  It will be an opportunity for women’s groups and schools around New Zealand and in the Pacific to participate in the event, wherever they may be.
 
Women’s groups may wish to hold their own International Women’s Day breakfast at the same time, and live stream the parliamentary event, while schools may wish to show the broadcast later, to coincide with school schedules.
 
We would appreciate it if groups and schools would indicate their interest in participating in the live streaming of this celebratory event by Thursday, 18 February 2018, so that we can advise them of the technical details of how to access the live stream, and provide other information about the event.
 
For more information please contact Noeline Holt noeline.holt@icloud.com or Sue Kedgley sue@suekedgley.com.