womens liberation

Events In History


Suffrage 125

Women and the vote

  • Women and the vote

    On 19 September 1893 the governor, Lord Glasgow, signed a new Electoral Act into law. As a result of this landmark legislation, New Zealand became the first self-governing country in the world in which all women had the right to vote in parliamentary elections.

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  • Page 3 - Women's suffrage milestones Women's suffrage milestones from 1869 to

The 1970s

  • The 1970s

    The 1970s were an era of economic and social change. Global oil shocks hit the New Zealand economy hard, while protests against the Vietnam War and nuclear testing continued. A new generation of activists raised questions about race relations, sexuality and the welfare system in New Zealand.

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  • Page 2 - OverviewSummary of what NZ was like in the 1970s, including our population, economy, popular culture, protest issues, politics and sporting

Women together

  • An introduction to the history of women’s organisations and the Women Together project

  • Main image: Irene Wakefield

    Irene Wakefield is CEO and founder of Prepair NZ which aims to educate young women about healthy relationships, emotional abuse and self-love.