Our philosophy and outlook is based in an understanding that discrimination on the basis of gender, ethnicity, sexuality, class, age and physical ability is currently part of Aotearoa/New Zealand society, denying women equality of opportunity and an equitable share of social and economic advantages and benefits.
Educational institutions have and continue to play a key role in reflecting and reinforcing such discrimination.
The TWFG understands that women, and those who identify as a woman, are affected by discrimination based on their gender. TWFG understands that society, as it is presently constructed, gives men, as a group, power over women as a group. Thus TWFG is defines sexism as male privilege that is deployed through social, economic and political institutions and norms. TWFG also recognises that women are not a homogenous group. Women of different classes, ethnicities, sexual identities, ages, levels of physical ability may have different interests, priorities and needs. TWFG is committed to acknowledging and addressing these differences in its work and in on-going consultation with other women’s groups and organisations.