What are the issues facing young women in Aotearoa New Zealand? Who is working on these issues and what are they doing? What more can we be doing to confront and/or solve these issues? What can YOU do?

With our Insights work YWCA Auckland is doing a deep dive to try and answer these questions, one issue at a time.

Period Poverty

Access to education should not be determined by a child’s gender, yet almost a quarter of New Zealand women have missed school or work because they have been unable to afford sanitary items.


Young Women and Disability

1 in 4 girls & women in NZ live with a disability. They face multi-level discrimination: as women, as persons with disabilities and as young people.