September 30, 2016
Women’s league accepts political role
Maori Women’s Welfare League president Prue Kapua says the league has a duty to challenge politicians and be a voice for women and whanau.
Ms Kapua says political decisions affect whanau
That makes the 65-year-old roopu a political organisation by default.
"That’s what we came together about in 1951. It was about the kinds of issues, the housing, health, justice. We need to be challenging, we need to be questioning, and we need to be offering some solutions as well," she says.
Prue Kapua says the league is reaching out to rangatahi and younger women, and it can provide a vehicle for wahine who want to become involved in dealing with challenging social issues.
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