Grassroots campaign launches to call for gender-balanced cabinet in New Zealand’s 2020 election year

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Grassroots campaign launches to call for gender-balanced cabinet in New Zealand’s 2020 election year

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A grassroots campaign has launched this week calling on political party leaders to support the implementation of a gender-balanced Cabinet with 50 percent women and 50 percent men in this years election. The many vital issues discussed each.

A grassroots campaign has launched this week calling on political party leaders to support the implementation of a gender-balanced Cabinet with 50 percent women and 50 percent men in this year’s election.

The many vital issues discussed each week by Cabinet shape all of our lives, as the ministers have significant power to direct and control policy decisions. Yet women make up just 30 percent of New Zealand’s Cabinet. Men continue to have disproportionate power over decisions for the whole country, while women are consistently under-represented.

Led by advocacy group Equal Leadership NZ, with the support of the National Council of Women of New Zealand, the campaign is a voluntary, community-led effort. It launched this week with a public petition which asks party leaders to create a Cabinet made up of at least 50 percent women if they are elected as Prime Minister in the upcoming election.

Click here to read the full article published by Community on 8 July 2020.

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