Diverse women have been celebrated at the launch of a new organisation dedicated to championing the rights and achievements of women from indigenous and migrant backgrounds.
Super Diverse Women was launched at an event at NZME Central in Auckland, with inaugural chairwoman Mai Chen addressing the crowd.
Also in attendance were Auckland mayor Phil Goff, nib New Zealand chief executive Rob Hennin, Ateed general manager destination and marketing Vivien Bridgewater, Perpetual Guardian investment and philanthropy partner Sumita Paul and singer Bic Runga.
Chen said diverse women are “looking for more role models that look like them”.
“It’s about refreshing diversity in the 21st century.
“It’s important for us to get more sophisticated with how we look at diversity.” (more…)
Donald Trump’s “bestie” Peter Thiel was crash-tackled by the politicians after he effectively bought his New Zealand citizenship by investing here.
But it’s not simply wealthy Americans who are pulling out their chequebooks to invest in New Zealand and secure a bolthole in what is internationally being spruiked as a safe haven (the Switzerland of the South Pacific).
Figures show far more wealthy Chinese than any other nationality have come into New Zealand through the Investor Migrant scheme. (more…)
BEIJING (AP) ” Lawyers who defend human rights activists and dissidents targeted by China’s communist government have increasingly themselves become subject to political prosecutions, violence and other means of suppression, according to a report released Thursday.
The Network of Chinese Human Rights Defenders, a coalition of groups working within and outside China, identified six occasions last year that lawyers were beaten by plaintiffs, police officers or assailants likely hired by authorities. In more than a dozen cases, the report found, detainees were pressured to fire their own lawyers and accept government-supplied attorneys.
“The government is trying to give this impression that it’s abiding by the rule of law,” said Frances Eve, a researcher for the network. “In fact, it’s just legalizing repressive measures.” (more…)
There is no such thing as identity politics. The term is used by white men seeking to hold on to their power and deny the human rights of Maori, Pasifika, women and LGBTQ people.
Eight men own as much wealth as half the world’s population, or 3.6 billion people. Those men are overwhelmingly Anglo-Saxon.
At the same time, globally, four children die every minute due to lack of access to medicine and food. The world has the resources to save those children, but we don’t choose to do so because we refuse to share resources, writesCatriona MacLennan.
Human history is the history of male domination and, primarily, of white male domination. Black and brown people, women and LGBTQ people have been prevented by law, custom and outright physical force from accessing political power, jobs, votes and resources. (more…)
China Construction Bank (CCB), the world’s second biggest bank, wants to become more involved in funding New Zealand infrastructure and housing projects as the country becomes less reliant its traditional lenders - Australia’s big four banks.
CCB New Zealand, which gained a local banking licence in 2014, already has a balance sheet worth $1 billion.
It has already supported some large corporate transactions and is involved in the mortgage market. Its New Zealand mortgage book - lending to its mostly Chinese customer base - stands at $400 million. (more…)
A Chinese identity thief on the run in New Zealand for more than a decade has been sentenced to two and a half years in prison for a string of offences.
Yuiuo Qin, 35, appeared in Auckland District Court this afternoon after she pleaded guilty last October to abandoning her 14-month-old daughter in September 2007, and to abandoning her now 4-year-old son in August of last year.
The mother of three, who came to New Zealand in 2001 at the age of 18 to study accounting, left the children with her landlord and friend while “maintaining” her life in the sex industry, Judge Claire Ryan said during sentencing.
Her children were a result of her work in the sex industry, the court heard. (more…)
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