This network of the Methodist Church covers a wide range of issues linked to the EqN kaupapa, including poverty and inequality, climate change, refugees and working with Te Tiriti.
Contact: Betsan Martin
Email: [email protected]
Oxfam is an international development NGO with a goal of Working together to end poverty and injustice and a vision of a world without poverty where people are valued and treated equally, on a planet that has the natural resources to sustain them. Although their main focus is international they also apply their advocacy to issues in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Contact: Jo Spratt
The Diocese plans to be involved through their advocacy arm. They are very active in promoting social justice throughout the region as shown by their mission statement: We are family; we are disciples; we care for the last, the lost and the least.
Contact: Kate Day – Email: [email protected]
Action Station’s report on The People’s Mental Health Review, based on 500 personal stories of mental health experiences reveals a mental health system in crisis, with long wait times, a lack of suitable treatment options and an under-resourced and stressed workforce. They call for urgent funding increases for mental health services, an independent inquiry into mental health in New Zealand, and restoration of the Mental Health Commission.
Refer https://www.peoplesmentalheathreport.com for more details
31 March – 2 April at Lyttelton Recreation Centre
The Living Economies Expo is an event recognising the interconnection of all major global issues around the driving force of our dysfunctional debt-based money system. The event will showcase examples of people doing things differently, creating healthy solutions, demonstrating what is possible, what gives hope and direction to our communities and country. Through the momentum of this event we hope to seed systemic change.
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Collaboration in Aotearoa will be held in Auckland at Youthline Manukau (145 St George Street Papatoetoe) on the 27th and 28th of February.
It will begin at 10am on Monday through till 4.30pm, then 10am till 3pm the following day.
Refer www.actionstation.org.nz for more details
The Fabian Society is an independent membership-based policy forum that aims to provide a forum for education and debate on progressive policy priorities by providing quality events, publications and research. Initially, we will focus on the fundamental requirement that New Zealand shapes a sustainable economic future for itself. We provide a forum for critiquing the prevailing economic orthodoxy and the advocacy of viable alternatives and reforms.
The 2016 Child Poverty Monitor results reveal no significant improvement for the lives of children in New Zealand experiencing the effects of poverty.
There are currently 28% of New Zealand’s children living in families where income is less than 60% of the median contemporary income after housing costs (AHC), and 155,000 children experiencing some form of material deprivation, while 8% of children suffer extreme material deprivation.
Refer www.cpag.org.nz; www.closingthegap.org.nz or www.pha.org.nz for comments.
We are a volunteer network focused on the public sphere. There are three legs to our work – a strong public sector, genuine democracy and engagement, and community wealth.
Contact: Jan Rivers / www.publicgood.org.nz
The 2017 National Equality Network Hui will be on Friday 24 March in Wellington.
The main purpose of the hui are to:
- present and discuss the results of UMR research on how we communicate to influence public priorities;
- to work together on an election manifesto that reflects the kaupapa of the Equality Network; and
- to plan our election campaign.