Wednesday, December 01, 2010

National Support for Te Whaainga Wahine Continues

This statement was received from Te Wharepora Hou, endorsing Te Whaainga Wahine  We thank Te Wharepora Hou for their support in strengthening Wāhine Maori.  

Tamaki Makaurau Hui Reaffirms Māori Women Leadership

Wed 01 December 2010

An Auckland group of Maori women, Te Wharepora Hou, are also calling for better representation of wahine across leadership forums.

Their statement echoes the challenge raised just this week by the newly formed national organisation of Maori women, Te Whaainga Wahine.

Auckland group Te Wharepora Hou has established itself alongside Te Whaainga Wahine. Te Wharepora Hou met for the first time last Thursday in Grey Lynn. The group affirmed their commitment to seeking social and political justice for Maori women.

This first hui acknowledged Maori women as “one of the most vulnerable groups whose indigenous and human rights are far too often not realised”. Participants again highlighted the need for wahine to be acknowledged as leaders in all decision making processes that impact on whenua, whānau and hapū wellbeing.

Te Wharepora Hou will provide a platform for Auckland wahine to seek solutions for their concerns and plan local action to compliment national action. They will meet again on 14 December and will continue to link with Te Whaainga Wahine in implementing their strategies.


Chanz Mikaere
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