Mana Wāhine Waitangi Tribunal Claim

In an historic milestone for the PSA, Te Rūnanga o Ngā Toa Āwhina has taken a claim to the Waitangi Tribunal.

Claim Wai 2864 calls on the Crown to address inequities in employment suffered by wāhine Māori.

It was officially registered in January 2019 by the Tribunal, as part of its Mana Wāhine Kaupapa Inquiry.

The claim raises treaty breaches that have relegated generations of wāhine Māori to low paid jobs with vulnerable work conditions.

These include the Crown’s failure to provide education that adequately prepares wāhine Māori for employment, and to eliminate bias and discrimination in the workplace.

The claim was lodged on behalf of the PSA Rūnanga by Georgina Kerr, Llani Harding and Paula Davis.   Click here to meet the claimants.

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From left: Georgina Kerr, Llani Harding and Paula Davis.

Kōrero Mai, Kōrero Atu: Tell Us Your Stories

Te Rūnanga is now calling on wāhine Māori who have experienced employment injustices to come forward and tell their stories.

This will help support our claim in the Waitangi Tribunal, along with the research we are undertaking to determine the nature and extent of the inequities experienced by wāhine Māori.

email us here to find out how you can tell your story

You can read more about the claim here: 

Mana Wahine Claim Documents