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Are We There Yet? Women and Equality in Aotearoa

When: Until 20 January 2019
Where: Auckland War Memorial Museum, Special Exhibitions Hall
How much: Free with museum pass
More info: Auckland War Memorial Museum

Equal pay, reproductive rights, gendered violence, online trolling, legal rights and body image – how far has gender equality come in New Zealand? This question is being examined in Are We There Yet? Women and Equality on Aotearoa, celebrating the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New Zealand.

This anniversary is significant globally, as New Zealand was the first self-governing colony in the world to grant women the right to vote in parliamentary elections. The exhibition will include photographs of ground-breaking marches, as well as posters and publications from the Museum’s collection. A short-film directed by filmmaker Gaylene Preston has been created especially for Are We There Yet?

Participants will also have the opportunity to share their experiences and thoughts on the topic.

Main Image:¬†Women’s rights and human rights, 21 January 2017. Photo by Emily Lear, supplied by Auckland War Memorial Museum.