Welcome to the community blog for the women of the Dunedin South Women's Branch. We are a new branch of the Labour Party and we have decided to keep a blog for news and views and to list and report on our meetings and our events and fundraising.
We also want to keep in touch with what's going on in the wider community, and keep up with what other women's and left wing groups are saying and doing.
Disclaimer: this is not an official Labour Party web site. We have links to the official New Zealand Labour Party sites in the sidebar to the left of this column. We also have links to other progressive and feminist blogs.
Today as part of our celebrations for International Women's Day, a group of women from the wider Dunedin area made the steep climb to the top of Harbour Cone, where our newly elected Labour Member of Parliament, Clare Curran - the first woman MP for Dunedin South - gave a speech and laid a bouquet of red roses at the summit of the hill.
Later in the afternoon, as we were discussing starting this blog, the name 'Red Rose Sisters' came to us. It'll be good for us to remember the feminists of the past that we honour and thank today, and to identify with them as we realise that we can never be complacent about the gains made so far in ensuring equality of rights and conditions for girls and women.
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