Southern GWN Stories & Profiles
OEC making a difference for communities
Over the last week, The Office of Ethnic Communities (OEC) created and published COVID-19 information videos in thirteen languages. Guest contributor and Diversity and Enggaement Advisor at OEC, Eileen Yee, writes about how it felt working in this time of crisis and what's ahead.
COVID-19 and the changing work environment
Working environments, priorities, and workflow have changed significantly for many women during the past month. We spoke with women from Aviation Security, and the health and education sectors to learn about their challenges.
SGWN Profile: Usma Azhar
When Usma came to New Zealand in 2016, she was confronted with resistance in her home country Pakistan because of her gender. Usma told us about her experiences and where she found support.
SGWN Committee Profile: Jacqui Francis
Jacqui Francis, Senior Customs Officer in Christchurch, discusses how her own experience with disability has empowered her to advocate for others and break down barriers.
SGWN: Remembering the mosque attacks
One year ago, Al Noor Mosque and Linwood Islamic Centre in Christchurch experienced horrific terror attacks. This struck the heart of the Muslim community. In a city of 380,000, many people knew those who were directly affected.
SGWN Profile: Stacey Adam
Flight Sergeant Stacey Adam grew up in Milton and is a Medic in the RNZAF based at Woodbourne. In June 2018 she discovered she had a large brain tumour.
SGWN Profile: Emma Sherie
Emma Sherie saw a need for more connections to combat social isolation in her West Coast community so she set up a pop-up community café to bring people together. She won a Local Hero Medal for her work this month.
SGWN Profile: Victoria Metcalf
A chat with Victoria Metcalf – National Coordinator, Participatory Science in the Office of the Prime Minister's Chief Science Advisor/Kaitohutohu Mātanga Pūtaiao Matua ki te Pirimia