1 December 2023
The Māori Women's Welfare League is taking a stand to front foot the conversations that demand attention. With a history deeply rooted in the heart of communities the League will not be bystanders on the issues that matter most to members, whānau and communities, for a thriving Aotearoa New Zealand.
With a membership of approximately 3000, the League’s advocacy of legacy issues such as housing, education, health, justice, Māori language, and Māori Arts, have across time, contributed to the direction of government policies. "We raise our voices to amplify our worry. We live and breathe the challenges faced by our community because we are a part of the community,” says National President Dr Hope Tupara.
These legacy issues and Te Tiriti will remain at the forefront of the Māori Women's Welfare League advocacy efforts ensuring that the voices of the Māori community are heard equally and acted upon equally.
Expressing grave concerns about the direction that decision-makers are taking, the Māori Women's Welfare League is ready to hold Ministers accountable for the impact of their Plan of actions.
"We will not silently watch our progress erode. We have a duty to hold to account the Ministers responsible for shaping the future for us all and we do not intend to go backwards." Dr Tupara.
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