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Posted Saturday 27 Aug 2016

NCWNZ 12475 - SOCIAL MEDIA_FACEBOOK TILE_KEYNOTE SPEAKERS-01This year's National Council of Women NZ Conference 2016 is based on the theme of Gender Equality and Driving Cultural Change

15-17 September 2016 in Te Papa, Wellington

2016 presents an unprecedented opportunity to come together to discuss, debate and then embark on a new path to improve the lives of people everywhere through achieving Gender Equality. The National Council of Women New Zealand is committed to empowering and supporting women in the first instance, but more broadly promoting the idea that everyone gets an equal chance of succeeding in life. While the world has achieved progress towards gender equality and women's empowerment under the Millennium Development Goals (including equal access to primary education between girls and boys), women and girls continue to suffer discrimination and violence in every part of the world.

Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world. Providing women and girls with equal access to education, health care, decent work, and representation in political and economic decision-making processes will fuel sustainable economies and benefit societies and humanity at large. You are invited to join leading thinkers from across New Zealand and overseas to explore how as a nation NZ can do more to ensure women's full and effective participation, and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision making in their political, economic and public life.

Organisers have already confirmed a number of high profile speakers and inspiring workshops, please see the website for more information: http://ncwnzconference2016.grow.co.nz