1. SUBMISSIONS

BPW NZ frequently prepares submissions to relevant Government bodies and local Councils giving our members a collective voice on issues for women and their families.

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Beginners Guide to Resolutions Appendix One

Our Submissions

This page is being updated as information comes to hand ,  If you can  help, let me know.  Hellen Swales  VPIssues@bpwnz.org.nz

Issues 2017 Year BPW International BPW NZ Action NZ Clubs Action
Education (Update) Amendment Bill Jan 2017 Submission Education (Update) Amendment Bill Final
Issues 2016 Year             .         BPW International Action BPW NZ Action NZ Club Action 

International treaty examination of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

 

2016  BPW Submission on OP-CRPD Final 
advocating for equal opportunities for women and girls and for the health and safety of women and girls.  BPW Submission on Salisbury School (1)
Issues 2015 Year             .         BPW International Action BPW NZ Action NZ Club Action   
UNCROC  Report
2015
BPW NZ submission on 5th NZ UNCROC report
 ICCPR 6th Government Draft Report
2015
 BPW NZ submission on 6th NZl ICCPR report
 Support for Children in Hardship Bill
 8/7/
2015
 BPW NZ Submission On Support for Children in Hardship Bill 2015
Sale of Alcohol Rugby World Cup Bill 2015 2015 BPW NZ Submission On Sale of Alchol Rugby World Cup Bill 2015 (1)
Employment Standards Legislation Bill 2015 BPW NZ Submission on the Employment Standards Legislation Bill
Home and Community Support Bill 2015 BPW NZ Submission on the Home and Community Support Bill
NCW White Paper on Gender Equality http://www.ncwnz.org.nz/what-we-do/enabling-womens-potential-the-social-economic-and-ethical-imperative/
 Dame Patsy Reddy re work of the Joint Working Group on General Principles for Pay Equity Dame-Patsy_Dec-2015
Issues 2014 Year               BPW International Action BPW NZ      Action NZ Club Action
Marriage  2014 BPW NZ Submission to BPW International Congress  RESOLUTION THREE to BPWI Congress 2014 Resolution E-6B – Prevention of Forced Marriages
Immigration Amendment Bill (No 2014  BPW NZ Submission Immigration Amendment Bill 
2)Oral Sulbmission for Immigration Amendment Bill March     2014 Feb 2014 BPW NZ Oral for the Immigration Amendment Bill (No. 2) March 2014
Objectionable Publications and Indecency Legislation Bill 2014 BPW NZ Submission On Objectionable Publications and Indecency  Legislation Bill 2013, Feb 2014
Oral Submission to Objectional Publications I Indecency Legislation Bill 2014 Objectional Publications and Indecency Legislation Bill Oral Submission
Harmful Digital Communications 2014 BPW NZ Submission On Harmful Digital Communications Bill 2013
The oral submission for the Harmful Digital Communications Bill 2014 Harmful Digital Communications Bill Oral Submission
Land Transport Amendment Bill 2014 Land Transport Amendment Bill. Oral Submission
The oral submission for the Land Transport Amendment Bill 2014 Land Transport Amendment Bill. Oral Submission
Oral submission for the Social Security (Fraud Measure and Relationship Fraud) Bill 2014 Relationship Fraud Bill Oral Submission
Oral submission on the Credit Contracts and Financial Services Law Reform Bill 2014 BPW NZ Oral for the Credit Contracts and Financial Services law Reform Bill 2014
Oral submission on the Public Protection Orders Bill 2014 Public Safety (Public Protection Orders) Bill Oral Submission
Oral Submission for the Inquiry for Funding of Sexual Violence Social Services  BPW NZ Oral Submission Funding For Sexual Violence
Trans Pacific Partnership 2014 http://www.itsourfuture.org.nz/what-is-the-tppa/  A Trans Pacific Partnership infographic is up on YouTube. Share it far and wide!
Informing a Draft Gender Equality Strategy 2014 A Draft Gender Equality Strategy input BPWNZ
A draft Gender Equality Strategy  2014 A Draft Gender Equality Strategy input BPWNZ
Use of BPW NZ  Submissions 2014 Use of 2014 resolutions

 

Issues 2013 Year BPW International Action BPW NZ      Action          NZ Club Action
Family Court Proceedings 2013  ……………………………………………….
Marriage 2013  Resolution to BPW NZ Conference on Marriage                         RESOLUTION TO BPW NZ CONFERENCE 2013 (Marriage)
Marriage 2013 Resolution to NCWNZ Conference on Marriage (2)            RESOLUTION TO NCWNZ 2013 (Marriage) (2)
Employment Relations July 2013 BPW NZ Submission Employment Relations Amendment Bill 2013 – 25 July 2013
Oral submission for the Employment Relations Amendment Bill (July 2013) July 2013 BPW NZ Oral submission Employment Relations Amendment Bill 2013
Constitution Conversation BPW NZ Submission on Constitution Conversation
Marriage (2) RESOLUTION TO NCWNZ 2013 (Marriage) (2)
Marriage (1) RESOLUTION TO BPW NZ CONFERENCE 2013 (Marriage)
Inquiry into funding specialist sexual social services  Oct 2013 BPW NZ Submission on Inquiry into funding specialist sexual social services Oct 2013
Social Security (Fraud Measures etc) Bill  Oct 2013 BPW NZ Submission on Social Security (Fraud Measures etc) Bill Oct 2013 …….NZ Herald Report “Bill enabling secret welfare snoopers criticised
Written submission for Victims Orders Against Violent Offenders (Oct 2013 Oct 2013 BPW NZ Submission Victims Orders Against Violent Offenders Bill Oct 2013
CC & FS Law Reform Bill  Nov 2013 BPW NZ Submission CC and FS Law Reform Bill Nov 2013
Public Protection Orders Bill Nov 2013 BPW NZ Submission Public Safety (Public Protection Orders) Bill, Nov. 2013
Human Rights Amendment Bill Dec 2013 BPW NZ Submission HR Amendment Bill Dec 2013
Issues 2012 Year BPW International Action BPW NZ      Action NZ Club Action
 Alcohol Reform Bill 2012    
 11.4.12  Submission on Social Security (Youth Support and Work Focus) Amendment Bill 2012 Welfare Reform Bill 2012
 27.2.12  Submission to Family Court Review, Ministry of Justice 2012 Family Court Review Ministry of Justice 2012
 16.2.12  Submission on Victims of Crime Reform Bill 2011 2012 Victims of Crime Reform Bill 2011
September 2012 Paid Parental Leave 2012  PPL_sumission Sep 2012
Issues 2011 Year BPW International Action BPW NZ      Action NZ Club Action
 Equal Pay 2011  Red Bag Day, raise public awareness of pay equity in NZ

President

VP – Issues

Projects Chair

Invited clubs to purchase red bags to sell on the 18th February in their communities and promote activities in their local areas

 ACC Entitlement 2011 Formed policy on ensure that all people who are injured and pay ACC including Shareholder Employees, receive loss of earnings payments, treatment and if necessary surgery irrespective of their age.

  • that the claimants receive confirmation of all conversations in writing.
  BPW Tamaki/Auckland/Taupo
 CEDAW 2011 Formed policy on under Article 26 of CEDAW, that a further Article be included to address the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women and girls with disabilities.” President
VP – IssuesProjects Chair
 Optional Protocol to UN Convention 2011 Formed policy that the New Zealand Government to sign and then ratify the Optional Protocol to the United National Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.”   BPW Franklin
 Womens Refuge 2011  Formed policy that the Government allocate extra  funding to the Women’s Refuge in Christchurch in wake of the devastating earthquake of February 22nd, to cover the expenses needed to finance the extra workload.  BPW President
 Funding for Family Violence Programmes 2011  Formed policy that the Government does not cut funding to essential family violence programs such as Te Rito, It’s not OK, and also Child Advocates.  BPW President
 19.5.11  Submission on Discussion Document on proposed new Operating Model for District Courts in Auckland 2011  Submission Waitakere Family Court Proposal
Issues 2010 Year BPW International Action BPW NZ      Action NZ Club Action
 18th February, Equal Pay Day 2010  BPWI led event with BPW USA, Germany and Australia President
VP – Issues
 Red Bag Day, raise public awareness of pay equity in NZ through news alerts.  Invited clubs to purchase red bags to sell on the launch of Red Bad Day on 18th
Reinstatement of Funded Counselling for Sexual Abuse Victims 2010   Formed Policy for criteria regarding funding for victims of sexual abuse set back to level prior to October 2009  Invited clubs to purchase red bags to sell on the 18th February in their communities and promote activities in their local areas
Code of Health & Disability Consumer’s Rights 2010  Formed Policy for Ministers of Education & Health to ensure CHDC Rights include in health education programmes (Years 11 and above)  BPW Tamaki
 Income Splitting for Tax Purposes 2010  Formed policy for the implementation of Income Splitting for families as part of the tax reform policy   BPW Franklin
 Limitations on the Sale of Alcohol 2010  
  • Formed policy on raising the age for purchasing alcohol from any premises to 20 years
  • Formed policy for restricting off-license opening hours 10am to 10pm and unlawful to sell alcohol from on-licensed premises after 1am
  • Formed policy on reducing marketing and advertising of alcohol through TV, radio, cinema, billboards or internet
  • Formed policy on blood alcohol limit from 0.8 to 0.5 for those 20 years and over and zero for under 20 years.
 BPW Doubtless Bay
Censorship Standards 2010  
  • Formed policy to align NZ censorship laws and media to ensure that they all meet the same standards and reflect public policy objectives and industry needs
  • Formed policy to provide funding for education and enforcement programs to ensure that the media industry understands and complies with standards relating to material available for children under 18
  BPW Gisborne
 Access to Court Facilities 2010    Formed policy to establish satellite courts in all areas where distance or lack of public transport prevents local residents from having affordable, timely access to court services  BPW Kapiti
Post Release Hostels for Women 2010 Formed policy to ensure Post Release hostels are made available for women leaving prison to provide a secure and safe environment as a transition back into society  BPW Franklin
Testifying by Witnesses 2010 Formed policy to introduce legislation allowing victims of violence to give evidence in court without interference or intimidation from the accused BPW Auckland
Domestic Violence 2010  White Ribbon Appeal – Families Commission took on the nationwide project of ‘Say No to Violence’.  BPW was invited to participate through their communities, including having the White Bike Riders come to their events and sign White RibbonsClubs invited to organise events throughout their community in raising awareness of the ‘Say No to Violence’
Submissions 2010  
11 March 2010    Submission on Enhancing Victim’s Rights Review 2010 Review of Victims rights
30 March 2010    Submission on Child and Family Protection Bill 2010 Submission Child and Protection Bill March 2010
March 2010  Victims Rights Review 2010 Review of Victims rights
20 April 2010       Submission on thhe Sale and Supply of Liquor and Liquor Enforcement Bill 2010 Submission Sale and Supply of Liquor and Liquor Enforcement Bill April 2010

 

 

Issues 2009 Year BPW International Action BPW NZ      Action NZ Club Action
90 Day Probationary Period 2009 Formed Policy to review Employment Relations Amendment Act 2008  
Import Standards for Raw Meat 2009 Formed Policy to import health standards on imported raw meat
Access to Legal Aid 2009  Formed Policy to enable any woman experiencing Domestic Violence immediate access to Legal Aid free of charge regardless of income.
The Liberty of Being Me
“Empowering Women through Self-Esteem
2009 Prepared nationwide tour and workshops with guest speaker Christina Burton.Purpose of tour:To empower women and girls to help develop a stronger self esteem so that they are more competent to cope with the challenges of life and  feel worthy of happiness. BPW Auckland
BPW NZ(in Partnership with) Rua & Clarrie Stevens Charitable Trust & Dove Foundation
 Attend and support nationwide workshops and presentations.  Promote to NGO’s and community groups to attend.
 Pay Equity 2009 PresidentVP – Issues Attended campaign, protest re National Party closing of Pay & Employment Equity Unit, 30/6/09
 Domestic Violence 2009 VP – Issues  Invited clubs to participate in local events or their own projects White Ribbon Appeal – to support UNIFEM in raising awareness to stop all forms of violence against women and their families.
Submissions 2009
February 7th 2009 – Submission on Health and Disability Act 1994 and the Code of Health and Disability Services 2009
February 18th 2009- Submission on Domestic Violence (Enhancing Safety) Bill 2009
22 June 2009   Submission on Electoral Finance Reform 2009  Submission Electoral and Finance Reform
22 June 2009   Submission on Electoral Finance Reform 2009 Submission Electoral and Finance Reform
16 July 2009     Submission on Student Loan Proposals 2009 Submission Student Loan 
16 August 2009   Submission on the Holidays Act 2003 2009 Submission Review of Holiday Act 2003 (August 09)
7 September 2009   Submission to Department of Labour on Infant Feeding 2009 infant-feeding-response-form sept 7th 09
26 September 2009  Submission on Student Loan Scheme (Exemptions and Miscellaneous Provisions) Amendment Bill 2009 ProposalsSubmission Student Loan Scheme (Exemptions and Miscellaneous Provisions) Amendment Bill
8 October 2009   Legal Aid review submission form 2009 Legal Aid Review submission form
4 November 2009   Submission on Injury Prevention, Rehabilitation and Compensation Amendment Bill (ACC) 2009 Submission ACC October 09  
Issues 2008 Year BPW International Action BPW NZ      Action NZ Club Action
June 21st 2008 – Submission to Policy Advice Division, Inland Revenue Department on Income Splitting. 2008 BPW NZ Submission on Income Splitting June 2008
July 20th 2008 – Submission on People Trafficking, Department of Labour 2008 BPW NZ Submission on People Trafficking July 2008
August 10th  – Submission to Social Services Committee on Sale of Liquor (Objections to Applications) Amendment Bill 2008 BPW NZ Submission on Sale of Liquor (Objections to Applications) Amendment Act 2008 – August 2008 2008
September 28th 2008 -Submission on Discussion Document on  Improvements to Sexual Violence Legislation in New Zealand. 2008
Protecting our Environment NZ Project 2008-09
Update on melamine in foods from China
NZ Club Action 2007 Year BPW International Action BPW NZ      Action NZ Club Action
2007
NZ Club Action 2006 Year BPW International Action BPW NZ      Action NZ Club Action
Human Rights in Armed Forces 2006 Human Rights Women In Armed Forces Amendment
Crimes (Abolition of Force as a Justification for Child
Discipline) Amendment Bill
2006  Repeal-Sec-59-submission-Feb-06
Issues 2005 Year BPW International Action BPW NZ      Action NZ Club Action
BPWI – AIDS and gender discrimination 2005 * NZ Resolution passed by BPWI Congress re AIDS and gender discrimination against women.Action:* Act affirmatively and lobby  the Goverment. in accord with the Resolution.*Collect, analyze and disseminate data and information that identifies the special risk  to girls and women of HIV/AIDS.* Identify and advocate for the  removal of barriers to access by women and girls to HIV/AIDS  education, prevention and treatment.* Promote the involvement  at governance level of women living with HIV/AIDS when education  and treatment programmes are being developed.* Build  partnerships with the media to promote social change and reduce  the acceptance of violence and abuse against women particularly in relation to war and conflict situations.  V/Pres-Issues..
 BPWI – Landmines and impact on women 2005 NZ Resolution passed by BPWI Congress 2005.Action:* Monitor the international  landmines situation and keep BPW NZ informed.  V/Pres-Issues
 BPWI – Legal Rights of small business owners 2005  . * Formed Policy re affordable mechanism to pursue infringement of copyright  BPW Kerikeri  
 BPWI – Migrant women workers and discrimination 2005 * Remit to BPWI Congress* Circular article, April 05v   V/Pres-Issues
 NZ – Student Loan Debt 2005  Formed Policy re inequity for women due to unequal pay structures   yBPW
NZ – Volunteers 2005  * Formed Policy on protection of volunteers from legal action   Projects Convenor
Flexible working hours 2005 Flexi-hours-submission-July-05
Paid Parental Leave 2005 PPL-submission-Feb-05

 

Issues 2004 Year BPW International Action BPW NZ      Action NZ Club Action
NZ – Civil Unions 2004 * Submission in support of the Civil Unions Bill 2004.  Legislation Convenor
NZ – Apprenticeship schemes andwomen’s access to non-traditional trades 2004 *Formed Policy re encouraging women to enter non traditional apprenticeships.
*Lobbied Ministers of Education, Social Welfare, Opposition Spokesman for Health
BPW Hamilton    President
 NZ – Boards of Directors 2004              2005                        2010 * Circular article 7/04* Formed policy on 50% representation of  women on Boards* Formed the Governance Network for members on a Board, or interested in getting onto a Board.* Established the Margery Toulson Scholarship for a member to undertake advanced education related to Governance or Senior Management. LegislationConvenorImm. Past President
 NZ – Cultural Issues 2004 * Held International Women’s Day function on Ruapotaka Marae         * Formed Policy on developing awareness of Maori culture and language. BPW Auckland
BPW Auckland
 NZ – Judicial Appointments 2004                       2005 * Formed Policy re secure funding for help centers.* Lobbied Min of Health & Opposition Spokesperson.* Formed Policy re funding counselling for victims for as long as they need it.  Funding increased.AcknowledgementBPW Tamaki President                BPW Auckland
 NZ – Violence against Women 2004 * Submission re the Crimes (Drug Rape) Amendment Bill 2004* Circular article 5/04* Circular article 9/04   Legiislation Convenor
President          Exec Secretary
 NZ – Water for Women – BPWI Project of the Triennium, 2002-2005 2004. 2004 2005NZ .2005 * Circular article 3/04* Water Questionnaire circulated to all Clubs and collated into a report on water issues throughout NZ.* Policies formed re publishing of local water standards and lobbying by Clubs for this to be done.* Water Project report published in Update Autumn 2005 V/Pres-Issues.V/Pres-IssuesBPW SouthlandV/Pres – Issues
NZ – Violence Against Children 2004  Smacking* Formed policy re protection of children in hospital BPW Dunedin
 NZ – Work / Life Balance 2004 Circular article 3/04 V/Pres-Issues
Issues 2003 Year BPW International Action BPW NZ      Action NZ Club Action
NZ – Action Plan for Human Rights 2003 * BPW NZ policies support Human Rights  * Circular article & ideas for Club actions 11/03  * Implement ideas for Club actions
 NZ – Action Plan for Women 2003  * BPW NZ Aims and policies support the principles of the ActionPlan for Women  * Submission to MoWA* Circular article 4/04* Copy of Action Plan sent to every Club. * Clubs to make the Action Plan available to members.
* Discuss the Action Plan, feedback to MOWA by due dates.
NZ – Brothels and Commercial Sex Premises 2003  * BPW NZ does not have policy on this.  * Monitor public debate and government actions.  * Monitor public debate and government actions.
* Identify if this is an issue on the local area, and if so, how the Club might address it at a local level.
NZ – Bullying in the Work Place 2003 2003 2005  *BPW NZ does not have Policy in this area. * Survey (Jean Park)
* Circular article & ideas for Club actions  11/03* Article reporting survey results published in the UpDate Autumn 2005
 * Respond to survey.
* Implement suggested Club actions.
 NZ – Issue re funding for Childhood Education 2003 * Policy formed re funding for special education of children on the autistic spectrum * Letter to Min of Education (acknowledged) * Investigate local situation
* Letter to Min of Education (through BPW NZ President) if there is a local issue.
 NZ – Proposed legislation re remission of terms of imprisonment. 2003   Submission to Law & Order Select Committee
 NZ – Decriminalisation of Prostitution 2003 Submission in support to the Select Committee.Focus lobbying of key MPs                                                                            Form letter to Clubs for lobbying their local MPs.  Legislation Convenor ExecutiveClubs
 NZ – Disputes Tribunal Information in non English languages 2003  * Letter to the Minister of Justice   Issues V/Pres
 NZ – Equal Employment 2003  HRC Survey
 NZ – Financial Security for Women 2003  * Survey in conjunction with BPW AU
* Results cc to Clubs.
 IPP Pres
 NZ – Health & Safety in the Workplace 2003 Submission
Article in the BPW NZ Circular
Legislation Convenor
 NZ – Health Education for women 2003  *Policy formed re supporting the NZ Endometriosis Foundation education programme.
* Lobbied Min. of Health and Opposition Spokesperson.
 AcknowledgementBPW KapitiPresident
 NZ – Health Screening Programmes 2003            2004 *Policy formed re increasing age band of eligibility for free breast screening to 40-70yrs.
* Lobbied Minister of Health & Opposition Spokesperson.            * Circular article 4/05 re Cervical Screening.
Age band increased by MoH to 45-69 years.
AcknowledgementBPW Auckland
President                 Exec Secretary
 NZ – Human Assisted Reproduction 2003               2005  * Formed Policy re extending eligibility for the IVF Programme back to Jan. 2000.  BPW Gisborne
 NZ – Ministry of Women’s Affairs 2003              2004 * Circular article 12/03   V/Pres-Issues
 NZ – Paid Parental Leave 2003                  2004               2004 *Submission
* Circular article 5/04* Submission on the Parental Leave and Employment Amendment Protection Act 2004.
Paid Parental Leave increased to 13 weeksLegsltn ConvnrLegsltn Convnr
Resettlement of Refugee & Migrant Women in NZ 2003               2005  * Policies formed re paid Community Facilitators for new migrants, and extending Refugee Information Sessions. * Lobbied Minister of Immigration
* Developed a resource booklet from Conference 2003 workshops and registered it with the National Library.                  RESETTLEMENT ISSUES BOOKLET                    * Translated the BPW brochure into Maori, Mandarin and Arabic for use with the women of those communities.*NZ Resolution re Exploitation of Migrant Women Workers passed by BPWI Congress 2005.Actions :* Investigate the status and conditions of migrant women workers in NZ and where these are less than local workers, or infringe human rights, advocate for change and improvement.* Network with local social agencies to raise awareness of the plight of women migrant workers and promote consultation about, and coordination of, projects to provide alternative livelihood opportunities and social protection.* Promote the presence in police stations of trained female officers charged with helping migrant women to report cases of exploitation and abuse.
1.Undertake a local audit to identify what migrant and refugee groups exist in yourcommunity.2. Have a guest speaker from a local migrant/refugee group*Provide sponsored Club / group  membership for migrant / refugee women.* Develop a project based on the needs of the migrant and refugee women in your local community.
NZ – Retirement for Women 2003 Conference adopted policy re incentives for saving.  Projects Convenor
NZ – Review of Civil Court Fees 2003 Submission to Dept of Courts  Legislation Convenor
NZ – Revision of the Courts 2003
Submission re Part 1Submission re Part 2
Review of the Holidays Act 2003 Submission Review of Holiday Act 2003

 

Issues 2002 Year BPW International Action BPW NZ      Action NZ Club Action
 BPWI – Afghani Women – Assistance for Mothers and Young Women 2002  *Liaise with BPWI Project Standing Committee in identifying ways we can assist Afghani mothers and young women to develop their potential in business and the professions.
BPWI – Afghani Women – Human Rights 2002 *Write to the Government, requesting them to ensure that the UN and other agencies, when facilitating the drawing up of future legislation, and civil society in Afghanistan, fully involve women in the decision making process in line with the Beijing Platform for Action Seventh Strategic Objective and action “Women in Power and Decision Making.
BPWI – BPW USA 2002 *Use our personal contacts to support the negotiation to reinstate the USA as a full Affiliate of BPWI BPW NZ Delegation to Congress 2005 lobbied for this at Lucerne.
BPWI – Gender Equality in the Environmental Management for the Mitigation of Disasters 2002 *Lobby the Government to listen to women and to include them in their plans for forestalling the problems of natural, environmental and other disasters, taking into account the recommendation from the Earth Summit (Rio+10).*Participate in related Conferences.*Raise members awareness of the outcome of the Earth Summit (Rio+10) and identify opportunities for action. * Letter to Min of Internal Affairs * Ensure that appropriately skilled women are represented on local civil defense groups* Have a speaker about civil defense and natural disasters.* Research the Earth Summit (Rio+10) on the internet and raise awareness of members.
 BPWI – Government Crises causing ill health in the population especially among women. 2002  *Encourage projects that target the health of the population as a whole.*Encourage the Government to support training for women to prepare them to assume decision making and policy development roles.*Encourage the Government to develop programmes to empower women in scientific, political, financial fields, and to be able to contribute to improving and optimizing the health of the population.  *Government Ministers notified of relevant BPW NZ policies.  * Have speakers on health issues relevant to women.
 BPWI – Involvement of Women in Water Resource Management. 2002 *Lobby the Government to implement the Dublin Principles and related issues outlined on the Resolution.
*Identify and promote opportunities for women to be involved nationally in Water Resource Management and related programmes.*Identify where women are under represented in these areas and lobby for their participation.*Members to become involved in WATER resource management at local and national levels.*Members to support programmes aimed at improving universal access to quality water resources
* Letter to Min of Conservation
* Water Questionnaire andreport* Report to BPWI and present project display at Congress 2005.
 *Complete Water Questionnaire and return to V/Pres Issues* Identify and implement a water related project in local area.* Ensure that Local bodies qiven responsibility for water standards and supply, publish data annually re the quality of local water.
 BPWI – Marketing Young BPW 2002  *Market the benefits of the YoungBPW programme within NZ as a means of recruiting members and strengthening membership.  * YoungBPW Convener on the subcommittee for developing and implementing the BPW NZ Mentoring Programme  * Liaise with the national YoungBPW Convener and participate in national YBPW projects.
BPWI – Monitoring and protection of women from violence caused by wars — and other disasters 2002 *Lobby the Government to recognize the situation of women victims and to support the functioning of this monitoring machinery in terms of personnel and / or financial assistance, and to support any UN initiatives in this area. * Letter to PM and to Min of Foreign Affairs * Follow international news items and ensure members are aware of the plight of women in conflict situations.* Have a speaker on this subject.
BPWI – Sanctions against Zimbabwe 2002 *Lobby the Government and appropriate business contacts to support Targeted Sanctions as outlined in the BPWI Policy. * Letter to PM and to Min of Foreign Affairs
BPWI – Sexual Slavery and Trafficking of Women and Girls 2002 *Ask the Government if they have signed and ratified international conventions and protocols on the sale and trafficking of women and girls.*If not, to take every opportunity to urge the Government to reconsider their approach.*Work with other organizations to lobby for this * Letter to PM and to Min of Foreign Affairs
BPWI – Establishment of yBPW position on Boards (Executive) at BPW Affiliate Level 2002 *Establish an elected position on the Executive Board for the yBPW Representative, being a full executive position and chair of the national committee for YoungBPW.*Each Club to do the same. YoungBPW Convener is on the BPW NZ Executive * Recruit YoungBPW members* Where there are more than 2, identify one as the YoungBPW Convener for the Club.
NZ – Health issue re neural tube defects in babies and folic acid supplements 2002 * Submission re the mandatory addition of Folic Acid to certain food products to reduce NZ’s high rate of Neural Tube defects in newborn babies (Spina Bifida) Letter written to MoH and MFA * Discuss annual pay equity data at Club meeting.* Gather local examples* Write to Minister of Social Welfare(through BPW NZ President)
NZ – Pay Equity issue 2002               2003        2004 2004 2004 * Monitor annual pay equity figures.* Lobby for change. *Submission* Circular article 7/03*Policy formed re fast tracking*Lobbied Minister of Social Welfare* Article in UpDate Spring 2004 * Discuss annual pay equity data at Club meeting.* Gather local examples* Write to Minister of Social Welfare(through BPW NZ President)
NZ – Prostitution Law Reform 2002                                 2003 * Supported by BPW NZ Policy * Submission* Lobbied all MPs re voting on the Bill * Ensure members are aware of the Policy* Have speakers / information
NZ – Sexual Harassment 2002 * BPW NZ Policy against. * BPW NZ Policy against. * Speakers / information.* Increase women’s knowledge and ability to take appropriate action.

 

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