Places Archives: New Zealand

Advocating for the Nordic Model

Advocating for the Nordic Model is important work to change the culture of violence and exploitation of women. Here is a quote from Sabrinna Valisce, sex trade survivor and former volunteer activist for the NZPC (New Zealand Prostitutes’ Collective), who eloquently explains why she is now a Nordic Model advocate: I worked pre- and post-law … Continue reading Advocating for the Nordic Model

The Rights of Nature: Indigenous Philosophies Reframing Law

Indigenous battles to defend nature have taken to the streets, leading to powerful mobilizations like the gathering at Standing Rock. They have also taken to the courts, through the development of innovative legal ways of protecting nature. In Ecuador, Bolivia and New Zealand, indigenous activism has helped spur the creation of a novel legal phenomenon—the idea that nature itself can have rights. ... Continue reading →

Liberation or liberalism? Women, it’s time to choose!

by Renée Gerlich A New Zealand Prostitutes Collective (NZPC) spokesperson has instigated an online pact against yours truly. That might flatter me, if it weren’t so effective. It’s titled “Against Human Rights” – appropriately, since it exists specifically to help negate an individual woman’s rights to further education, a voice, and a livelihood. The pact (below) misrepresents my concerns about women‘s safety and the … Continue reading Liberation or liberalism? Women, it’s time to choose!

Video: Globalising Aotearoa—The Trans Pacific Partnership and its Impact on Te Tiriti o Waitangi

By Intercontinental Cry A short film discussing the nature of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement and its impact on Te Tiriti o Waitangi, the treaty representing the bicultural relationship in Aotearoa New Zealand. Jane Kelsey, Hone Harawira, Marama Davidson and Margaret Mutu provide their insight on the matter and call on this generation to stand … Continue reading Video: Globalising Aotearoa—The Trans Pacific Partnership and its Impact on Te Tiriti o Waitangi

Indigenous Peoples Did Not Consent to the TPP

Featured image: Maori protests on February 4th signing of the TPP in Auckland, New Zealand. Photo by Dominic Hartnett By Cultural Survival The Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, if approved, would be the largest trade agreement in history involving 11 countries including the United States, Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and … Continue reading Indigenous Peoples Did Not Consent to the TPP