We <3 equality.
As New Zealanders, we’re proud to be the first country in the world where women fought for and won their right to vote. We’re proud to be one of the first nations to support marriage equality.
But despite the law , and a lot of good intention, we’ve still got a long way to go until we reach pay equality. Women in New Zealand get 14 percent less pay than men – simply because they are women . And it’s not getting any better over time.
We say enough is enough.
In the spirit of sisterhood and women’s suffrage, we are calling on New Zealand MPs, especially all women MPs, to formally take this pledge:
"I believe a person should be paid based on their skill, responsibility, effort and conditions of work. I support pay based on the job, not the gender, and will not ever support gender-based discrimination of pay."
It’s a simple concept, and it’s already written into our law. We just need our MPs to make sure equal pay actually happens
By taking the pledge publicly we can start a cross-party coalition of MPs who believe that equality is bigger than politics. MPs who are ready to stand up against gender-based discrimination of pay can work together to make equality happen.
Several MPs have already taken the politician's pledge and with your support we hope to get even more on board.
Use the form on the right to send an email to an MP that is yet to sign the pledge.
For more information please check out our Frequently Asked Questions.