International Women's Day 2005 - Stand Up for Our Rights
07 Mar 2005 04:01 GMT
Few people today think that women are inferior to men or that they should be paid less, but women on average are paid 20 per cent less than men. There are women in top positions such as the Prime Minister, the Governor General and the Attorney General – but for the majority of women gender inequality remains a daily reality. Sole parents, invariably women, are among the worst off. We have a Labour government that has maintained the severe benefit cuts of 1991 and has policies aimed at harassing beneficiaries such as Jobs Jolt and a new scheme of “home visits”. INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY EVENTS FORUM: Monday 7 March 7.30pm @ Trades Hall 147 Great North Road Grey Lynn Susan St John speaking on women and child poverty. Unionist and Alliance president Jill Ovens will be speaking on the housing problem. PLUS Naomi Klein’s film on Argentina THE TAKE RALLY: Tuesday 8, International Womens Day March, Aotea Square 5.30pm. MC Michelle A’Court, Speakers, Open Mike, Music – the Coolies.