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International Women’s Day 2019 Breakfast from Parliament


UN Women NCANZ and Zonta Wellington invited New Zealanders to be the first in the world to celebrate International Women’s Day 2019 by participating in a free livestream event. This event is now available to view on YouTube.

The breakfast event was held at Parliament, and hosted by the Hon Julie Anne Genter, Minister for Women. Keynote speakers were the Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand, and leading employment rights lawyer and Wellingtonian of the year, Steph Dyhrberg.

How we look after our children is how we look after our future.

Hon Julie Anne Genter

A breakfast performance was given by singing trio, LeArt, from Porirua.

View the event programme.

The theme for this year’s event was #WeToo, inspired by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s speech at the UN calling for equality:

“Me Too must become We Too – We are all in this together.”

Share your activities and images and join the conversation on social media using the hashtags #IWD2019 and #WeToo.


You may wish to acknowledge International Women’s Day by donating to UN Women’s Pacific Programme – projects that improve the lives of women and girls in Pacific countries.  Your donation helps UN Women create opportunities for change and gives women in the Pacific a chance to live, learn and earn in a safer, more secure environment, with hope, dignity, security and freedom.  Please give your support this International Women’s Day.

Learn more about the UN Women’s Pacific Programme and about how your donation can help.

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