Mana Wahine Kaupapa Inquiry
On the 9th of March 2020, Nicola Ngawati, Director, Mana Wahine, Ministry of Women's Affairs spoke at the club meeting. Nicola (Ngapuhi, Ngati Hine) is the Director of the joint ropu that is leading the government response to the Mana Wahine Kaupapa Inquiry at the Waitangi Tribunal.
The inquiry has arisen because of government recognition that Maroi women's persepctive has been undervalued in key aspects of NZ life, including on issues such as care and education of children, education and justice. The inquiry will cover the activities of a wide range of crown agencies and looka t what is being done now and what can be done better. There are now over 200 claims which will have to be dealt with in some agreed order. Each claim will be researched, hearings conducted and a report will be made, to which the crown will have to respond.
Below is a factsheet on the inquiry.