Recently our fabulous Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern and our super supportive Sport and Recreation Minister, Grant Robertson launched a new strategy that champions equality for women and girls in sport and active recreation across Aotearoa New Zealand.
The new strategy
, launched on the United Nations Day of the Girl, focuses on participation, leadership and visibility... and we see it as a great opportunity to do the following:
- Codesign opportunities to grow leadership capability of young women, so we have females of all ages contributing to decision making!
- Codesign and implement MORE quality opportunities for young women to shift their bodies (and their minds) when they want, how they want and where they want!
- Share stories and showcase young women leading and being physically active – gotta see it to believe it!
- Talk about and understand that physical activity is just one way to contribute to wellbeing and that we need to take a holistic approach if we are going to meet the needs of women and girls across Aotearoa New Zealand.
While it’s great to see a strategy published on this topic, we also want to acknowledge the awesome work of other organisations contributing to this mahi, especially for young women – HERA
and This is ME
Also, a very special person who has been holding this space for a long time now - Robyn Cockburn, a Trustee of The Shift Foundation, an advocate for women and girls in recreation and the arts, a leader in the sport and recreation sector and a truly inspirational and passionate champion for equality. Thank you for all your hard work, things only change because of people like you who push for change!