Advocacy & Equal Pay

YWCA Equal Pay

We continually work as a voice for women; lobbying and advocating on relevant issues.

For the last four years, the focus of our advocacy has been Equal Pay in New Zealand. Today in New Zealand women are still paid 14% less than men (New Zealand Income Survey: June 2015 quarter). This presents a cause for action and we’re calling for a fairer future.

2017 marks the fourth year of the YWCA Equal Pay Awards with sponsorship from AUT, Coca-Cola Amatil NZ and SKYCITY Entertainment Group. Once again, The Awards invites business champions in equal pay to step forward and be counted. At the heart of the campaign is a thought leadership programme, allowing those blazing the trail for equal pay in New Zealand to be rewarded through recognition, while influencing widespread change among those not yet on the equal pay journey.

If we all recognise our role and make small changes, together we can bridge the pay gap.

For more information and to enter the awards visit

We welcome opportunities to speak at public meetings, networking and other events about issues for women, particularly in women’s leadership and opportunities for young women.  Please contact us by emailing  or give us a call on 09 522 8219.

YWCA Auckland programmes receive generous support from...
  • Auckland Council

    ASB Community Trust
  • Joyce Fisher Charitable Trust

    Lottery Grants Board
  • Perpetual Guardian

    Skycity Auckland Community Trust
  • The Lion Foundation

    The trusts charitable foundation

YWCA of Auckland New Zealand

+64 9 522 8219