SUFW talk about the Wellbeing Budget with Sean Plunket

By SpeakUp | May 31, 2019

Sean Plunket invited Speak Up For Women to join him on Magic Talk to discuss the Wellbeing Budget and in particular the $3million set aside for gender reassignment surgeries over the next 4 years.  

Global Declaration on Women’s Sex-Based Rights

By SpeakUp | March 13, 2019

SIGN DECLARATION Declaration on Women’s Sex-Based Rights On the re-affirmation of women’s sex-based rights, including women’s rights to physical and reproductive integrity, and the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women and girls that result from the replacement of the category of sex with that of ‘gender identity’, and from ‘surrogate’ motherhood and related …

SUFW Speech from ‘Let’s Talk About Sex Self-ID’ event

By SpeakUp | March 2, 2019

Speech delivered by spokeswoman Ani O’Brien on Tues 26th Feb 2019 Tena koutou, tena koutou, tena koutou katoa. Well, I had an entirely different speech planned for today, but instead I will begin by thanking Minister Tracey Martin for making the decision to defer the Births, Deaths, Marriages, Relationships Registration Bill. Minister Martin may not …

Professor Alison Heather interviewed by Ryan Bridge

By SpeakUp | February 25, 2019

Professor of Physiology at Otago University Alison Heather speaks to Ryan Bridge on Magic Talk about the implications of allowing transwomen to compete in women’s sports competitions. Professor Alison Heather will be a guest speaker at the Speak Up For Women event on Tuesday 26th February at the Ellen Melville Centre in Auckland. Tickets can …

Speak Up For Women interviewed on Magic Talk with Sean Plunket

By SpeakUp | February 21, 2019

Following the publishing of an article on The Spinoff written by Privacy Commissioner John Edwards, Sean Plunket invited our spokeswoman Ani O’Brien onto Magic Talk to discuss whether this was an appropriate use of power.

Speak Up For Women interviewed on Magic Talk with Peter Williams

By SpeakUp | January 30, 2019

A Response To Louisa Wall

By SpeakUp | November 30, 2018

Louisa Wall’s opinion piece in the New Zealand Herald (29 November 2018) misrepresents our position. Speak Up For Women was formed in opposition to the government’s proposal that the Births, Deaths, Marriages and Relationships Registration Bill be amended to provide that any person can change the sex recorded on their birth certificates via statutory declaration …

Stop Hate Speech: We Call For Respectful Dialogue.

By Kerry | November 24, 2018

Stop Hate Speech Here’s the full recording of MP Louisa Wall’s hate speech targeting women during the Pride Hui earlier this week. The recording was made in secret by a hui attendee who will not speak publicly for fear of the attacks and threats they have already been subjected to. We demand that our MPs …

Don’t Call Women ‘Terfs’

By Kerry | November 18, 2018

The author is a male supporter of Speak Up For Women. His opinions may not reflect the opinions of all SUFW members and supporters. A Brief Foreword I don’t entertain the notion of a crossover between trans-advocacy and feminism. The ideologies are fundamentally in contradiction. Feminists have always posited that gender is a culturally-constructed system …

Disagreement Is Not Hate

By SpeakUp | November 4, 2018

New Zealand women bravely speaking up to defend their sex-based rights have recently been described as a “hate group” and “anti-transgender” by some trans-activists. This reframing conflates women’s valid concerns with ‘hate’ and also implies a malicious intent on the part of women. Individual women have been targeted in vicious and defamatory personal attacks. Given …