New Zealand Elections 2020 and Party Policy

Speak Up For Women analysed the policies that impact women from each major party. We scored each issue, based on our analysis of how the policy would progress or hinder women’s liberation.

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Red = policy impacts women negatively

Yellow = policy is okay, but has some issues

Green = policy impacts women positively

No info can be as concerning as a red as it indicates the party has no policy on the issue.

TopicNationalLabourGreen PartyNZ FirstACT
Gender Identity Ideology
Reproductive Rights
Surrogacyno infono infono info
Prostitutionno info
Childcareno info
Violence Against Womenno info
Pornographyno infono info
Unpaid Labourno infono infono info
Women's Sportsno info

TopicAreas AnalysedOur beliefs, as follows, have influenced our scoring
Gender Identity IdeologyAny policies relating to - children, education, healthcare, sex self-ID, definitions of sex/gender/woman/manSex self-identification and the redefining of ‘woman’ to mean gender identity, rather than sex, will undermine women’s existing rights. Where parties have policies that advance this agenda, we have marked them down.
Reproductive RightsAnything related to the recent Abortion Law Reform (e.g. repeal), maternal healthcare, sexual healthcareWomen should have full and unfettered autonomy over their bodies.
SurrogacyCommercial and altruisticCommercial surrogacy leads to the exploitation of women’s bodies in economically coerced reproductive labour
ProstitutionPolicy on the management of prostitution eg. Criminalisation/decrim/Nordic modelProstitution harms all women and decriminalising it was a setback to women’s liberation. We support the Nordic model.
Childcare Childcare related policies e.g. ECE funding/subsidies, after school care Economically valuing childcare will alleviate the burden of unpaid labour which disproportionately impacts women
Violence against womenDomestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, sex- gone-wrong defence, femicide etcViolence against women is a key barrier to women’s liberation. We advocate for a society free of violence against women and girls.
Pornography Pornography restrictions and mitigationsPornography harms all women and restrictions and mitigations should be enacted
Unpaid labourPolicies relating to unpaid labour, such as care workUnpaid labour disproportionately impacts women and is a barrier to social equity.
Women's sportSport - e.g. funding for women’s sport, fairness and safetyWomen’s sport at all levels should receive funding and coverage equal to men’s