Jan Logie

Women in politics, in pictures

by Jan Logie

Women’s Futures Month was inspired by this year’s International Women’s Day theme ‘connecting girls, inspiring futures.’ While Women’s Futures Month events are Christchurch based, Zo and Erin hope to generate widespread discussion on their Facebook page.

The panel discussion held last week at Canterbury University featured the Minister of Women’s Affairs Hon Jo Goodhew, Local Wigram MP Megan Woods, Politics Lecturer Dr Jean Drage, University of Canterbury S Association President Erin Jackson, and Henrietta McNeill, President of UC Pols, as well as myself.

Women have achieved full equality in NZ: Yeah right.

The number of women in power matters not because it will change the world but because it's a symbol of our (lack of) progress.

I was pleased to hear Megan Woods push the issue of women in low paid work.

It's not enough to be at the table if we're not checking our analysis against the experience of a wide range of women.









It doesn't look as if the government's agenda has won over the audience.



Who said feminists are dour? Not this group.

Published in Economy, Work, & Welfare | Society & Culture by Jan Logie on Thu, March 22nd, 2012   

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