May 10, 2013
Maori women’s voice on UN forum
The Māori Women’s Welfare League is getting a voice at the United Nations.
Te Atatu branch member Ngaroimata Reid leaves tomorrow for New York to take part in an international indigenous women’s forum.
Ms Reid says her participation in the programme, along with 25 other indigenous women from around the world, also involves workshops at Columbia University.
She says they will attend a session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, and she will also get a chance to raise some issues at the women’s forum, such as poverty, violence against Māori women and children, and the need to support young mothers and children.
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