This month on the 19th of September we mark the day in 1893 when women were finally given the vote in New Zealand. This came only after an enormous struggle by some very brave women. The importance of that struggle was captured in the words of The White Ribbon editor, Nelly Perryman, 25 years later;
“We, the mothers of the present, need to impress upon our children’s minds how women of the past wrestled and fought, suffered and wept, prayed and believed, agonised and won for them the freedom they enjoy today.”
Those women fought for a principle and won something fundamental that many now seem to take for granted.
This month another principle is at stake. We’re in the Court of Appeal challenging the decision to decline Greenpeace charitable status under the ‘new’ Charities law passe... Read more >