5 December 2012

NZPPD Open Hearing Report Launch: Pacific Youth: Their Rights, Our Future

On December 5th 2012, the New Zealand Parliamentarians Group on Population and Development (NZPPD) will launch Pacific Youth: Their Rights, Our Future, a report based on the Open Hearing on Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health in the Pacific held earlier this year. 

The report is based on the information provided in the written and oral submissions, and discussions at the Open Hearing and the roundtable.

Family Planning International hosts the secretariat for NZPPD. Read more about NZPPD's work here.

2 November 2012

MFAT Friday Forum on Women’s Economic Opportunity and Empowerment in the Pacific

Where: MFAT 195 Lambton Quay, Level 13 (visitors are to come to Level 12 first please)

When: Friday 2 November 2012, 12-30 – 1.30pm

29 September 2012

UN Women Annual General Meeting. All members, prospective members, friends and supporters are welcome to attend UN Women's Annual General Meeting. This year, there are proposed changes to the UN Women Aotearoa NZ Constitution. More details here.

September 24-28 2012

Oxfam NZ Live Below the Line 2012. From September 24-28, 2012 people across New Zealand will challenge themselves to live on just $2.25 worth of food and drink a day, to get a better understanding of the daily difficulties faced by people who are trapped in extreme poverty.

June 11 2012

NZPPD Open Hearing on Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in the Pacific, in collaboration with Family Planning International and UNFPA, will hold a one-day Open Hearing at the New Zealand Parliament

The NZPPD will invite individuals and organisations from across the Pacific to make written submissions on the issue, and select a limited number of submitters to present their submissions at the Open Hearing. A report, including recommendations, will be produced and dissemenated widely with the aim of supporting further action in New Zealand and globally to improve adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights in the Pacific.

22 March 2012

Pacific Perceptions - fundraiser
Come and support a fundraiser for Family Planning International and hear MP Dr Jackie Blue share some personal experiences from her recent trip to Honiara.

Dr Blue will talk about the promising health and development initiatives she witnessed as well as the key challenges still faced by people in the Solomon Islands, particularly women and children.

Family Planning International will be exhibiting a range of photographs at the event both from Dr Blue’s study tour and their own projects which seek to improve sexual and reproductive health and rights in the Solomon Islands.

Refreshments will be provided and all attendees will receive a copy of Pacific Portraits: Rights, Choices and Opportunities - FPI’s recently released photobook that looks at the human stories behind Pacific sexual and reproductive health.

When: Thursday 22nd March 6.00-7.00pm
Where: Circa Theatre, 1 Taranaki Street, Wellington
Cost: $20 includes refreshments and a copy of Pacific Portraits: Rights, Choices and Opportunities.

08 March 2012
International Women's day
In New Zealand, the UN Women's theme is “Equality means Business”.  This is the subtitle of the Women’s Empowerment Principles that will be launched by UN Women in New Zealand in February 2012.  It invites us to think about and advocate for the position of women in business at all levels.

There is also an international theme which is “Connecting girls, inspiring futures”. If every International Women’s Day event held in 2012 includes girls in some way, then thousands of minds will be inspired globally.

Events will be held around New Zealand.  See the UN Women website for more...

Walk for Women 2012
UN Women New Zealand invites you to walk/run/bike individually or as a group to support Development Projects for Women in the Pacific and progress toward Millennium Development Goal Three (MDG 3) –To promote gender equality and empower women. Donate to Walk for Women or YOU set the date, the place and the pace!

Thousands of women and girls experience physical and sexual violence every year across the Pacific. Funds raised from Walk for Women 2012 go towards the Pacific Trust Fund to end violence against women in the Solomon Islands. More...

WRAP is co-ordinated by