International Women’s Day on 8 March 2019 celebrates the social, cultural, economic and political achievements of women across the globe. But far from singling out women, the day focuses on unity, equality and advocacy – especially in a world where the differences and injustices between women and men are as great as ever.
Presbyterian Women Aotearoa reminds you that the General Assembly 2016 recommended:
- That a PWANZ Special Collection be taken on the Sunday nearest to International Women’s Day each March to support the ongoing advocacy role of Presbyterian Women Aotearoa New Zealand locally, regionally, internationally, as well as at the United Nations.
Presbyterian Women Aotearoa NZ (PWANZ) is a national organisation which has the distinction of having Special Consultative Status as a Non-Governmental organisation with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), since 1998.
The Executive team of PWANZ promote the activities of Presbyterian women, and through ecumenical co-operation, an annual mission project is supported by Presbyterian Women and Methodist Women's Fellowship (MWF) groups.
New opportunities encouraged by PWANZ also focus on building capacity for women and girls in the Church. Particular emphasis is placed upon the roles of women to promote their voice and leadership within the Church and the wider community.
PWANZ need your support, and ask that a retiring collection be taken on Sunday 10 March 2019 as contributions will enable our administration and activities to continue over the next twelve months.
The first International Women's Day was celebrated in 1911 and belongs to all communities everywhere, enabling us to play a purposeful part in pressing for gender parity.
Presbyterian Women offers Individual Membership, join Presbyterian Women Aotearoa NZ (PWANZ) for just $10 per year, and receive a monthly newsletter, vote at the AGM, participate in our mission projects and have your voice heard.
Thank you for your generous support of the PWANZ Executive in your contribution to our mission.
Information about how to make a donation to the special collection can be obtained from Sandra Waldrom.
Annual General Meeting
When: 13 and 14 September 2019
Where: Whakatu, Songer Street Stoke Nelson