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.
|Topic||National||Labour||Green Party||NZ First||ACT|
|Gender Identity Ideology|
|Surrogacy||no info||no info||no info|
|Violence Against Women||no info|
|Pornography||no info||no info|
|Unpaid Labour||no info||no info||no info|
|Women's Sports||no info|
|Topic||Areas Analysed||Our beliefs, as follows, have influenced our scoring|
|Gender Identity Ideology||Any policies relating to - children, education, healthcare, sex self-ID, definitions of sex/gender/woman/man||Sex 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 Rights||Anything related to the recent Abortion Law Reform (e.g. repeal), maternal healthcare, sexual healthcare||Women should have full and unfettered autonomy over their bodies.|
|Surrogacy||Commercial and altruistic||Commercial surrogacy leads to the exploitation of women’s bodies in economically coerced reproductive labour|
|Prostitution||Policy on the management of prostitution eg. Criminalisation/decrim/Nordic model||Prostitution 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 women||Domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, sex- gone-wrong defence, femicide etc||Violence 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 mitigations||Pornography harms all women and restrictions and mitigations should be enacted|
|Unpaid labour||Policies relating to unpaid labour, such as care work||Unpaid labour disproportionately impacts women and is a barrier to social equity.|
|Women's sport||Sport - e.g. funding for women’s sport, fairness and safety||Women’s sport at all levels should receive funding and coverage equal to men’s|