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Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Volume 39, Issue 3. 15th March [1976]

Application to New Zealand

Application to New Zealand

Many may question the validity of applying the philosophies of the women's conference to a Second World situation like New Zealand. In New Zealand we are in theory equal in family law, equal pay is being implemented (even though with little success) and the working conditions of women are obviously far better.

I believe that the same social structures causing the oppression of women in Asia oppress women in New Zealand, only here the effects are not so painfully obvious.

Many women's organisations tend to see the problem in relation to men's dominance only. They work through the recognised democratic channels to effect [unclear: change] not [unclear: seeing] my report and suggestions to help form some groups intent on nutting out these ideas.

Photo of a woman and a child

Photo of a person praying in water

Photo of a man, woman, child and dog in a doorway