Womens March Aotearoa New Zealand

About Women’s March Aotearoa New Zealand

Women’s March Aotearoa New Zealand is a collective concerned with women’s rights and allied issues of social justice.

Founded by those involved in Women’s March on Washington events on January 21, 2017, we aim to connect individuals and groups interested in contributing to positive social change by focusing on relevant issues impacting communities across New Zealand.

We hope to act as a collaborative support network and an informational clearinghouse for organisations that support women’s, human, and environmental rights, in alignment with the framework focussing on health, economic security, environment, representation, and safety.

We plan to inform participants about local and international issues, as well as encourage participation at relevant regional events. In order to achieve these goals we will maintain an active and varied social media presence. We will also engage in community outreach to build networks with service providers and policy makers across New Zealand.

He waka eke noa – we’re all in this together

The main issues we represent are:

Health New Zealand, Christchurch 2017


Healthcare is the foundation of women’s well-being and economic stability. We advocate for access to affordable and inclusive women’s healthcare regardless of nationality, age, race or ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender expression or disability.

Women's March Auckland by Devel | Women's March Aotearoa New Zealand


Women are powerful drivers of economic growth, and their economic empowerment and security benefits all communities. We support women’s full and equal access and participation in local, national, and global economic systems.

Wahine of the World Unite Representation Womens March Aotearoa New Zealand


Women are under-represented in leadership, adversely affecting our collective health, safety, and economic security. We seek fair and just representation of women locally, nationally and internationally.



Every woman has the right to feel secure in their home and community. We advocate for policy and legal reform, increased violence prevention education, and the security of survivor services to eliminate violence against women.

About Women's March Aotearoa New Zealand