Marilyn Waring's International Women's Day speech:
'Get some guts and join the right side'
Sunday March 8 was International Women’s Day. Forty years ago, on
March 24 1975, I became the candidate for the safe National seat of
Media made much of my being a feminist and in 1975 that could be fairly complicated. The word feminist usually came with adjectives attached: liberal, socialist, Marxist, Leninist, Trotskyist, lesbian, separatist, radical. I didn’t wear any of those labels, being content to agree with suffragist Rebecca West that ‘feminism is the radical notion that women are people’, or her more memorable ‘people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat’ ... Read more
Transitioning to the Future Economy, Keynote Speech University of Alberta. Nov. 18, 2016.
Marilyn reflects on the GDP and changes and strategies emerging since 1989, the year her classic critique was published. What has been critical and radical, what has been sadly strategically astray, and what has added to the destructive power of this over-rated indicator? ...
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Twenty-Five Years of Counting for Nothing: Waring's Critique of National Accounts
Marilyn Waring's If Women Counted (1988) shows how national income accounting became infused with the patriarchal values dominant during its post–World War II development. This article revisits Waring's analysis in the light of continued support of gross domestic product as a useful statistic ...
Zonta International's 2014 Convention
Dr. Marilyn Waring, Professor of Public Policy, Institute of Public Policy at Auckland University of Technology, addresses Zontians at Zonta International's 2014 Convention in Orlando, FL, USA ...
Marilyn Waring: 40 years of feminism
Marilyn Waring is professor of public policy at AUT University who spoke about 40 years of feminism at the International Women's Day Celebration Breakfast at Parliament. She talks to Kim Hill on Radio New Zealand ...
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Care and Dignity:
Major challenges to economics and human rights
I was honoured to be invited to give the Pamela Denoon
lecture for 2015. Women have been the unpaid workers in
households and families for millennia. As any of this work
moved into the market, women occupied the gender stereotyped
low paid positions which replaced the unpaid work ...
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The AUT University Medal has been awarded to Professor Marilyn Waring
It is the second time this pre-eminent award has been presented to a member of the AUT community who has made a sustained and outstanding contribution that reflects and enhances the academic development and reputation of the University ... Read more
AUT Professor wins prestigious economics award
AUT University Professor of Public Policy, Marilyn Waring, was yesterday announced the 2014 recipient of the prestigious New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (NZIER) Economics Award ... Read more
Feminist's ideas resonating in unlikely places
When Turkish feminists had a chance to speak during a popular uprising in Istanbul last year, they used their time to show a Canadian film about the work of New Zealand feminist Professor Marilyn Waring. The uprising, sparked by plans to bulldoze a green city park to make way for a shopping mall, seems far removed from Waring's 1988 book that led to the film, Counting for Nothing, which exposed the way economic statistics ignored the value of unpaid work and of the environment. But 25 years later, its ideas still resonated on the other side of the world ... Read more
Q+A: Info on Marilyn Waring
With her election in 1975 at age 23, Marilyn Waring became NZ’s youngest MP. This TV doco, directed by George Andrews, follows her as she settles into parliamentary life and prepares her maiden speech ... Read more
Dr. Marilyn Waring Named Honorary Member of Zonta International
Zonta International announced that it would award Dr. Marilyn Waring honorary membership in the organization, which seeks to advance the status of women worldwide through service and advocacy ... Read more
New Book: "Counting on Marilyn Waring"
This edited volume maps new advances in theories and practices in feminist economics and the valuation of women, care and nature since Marilyn’s groundbreaking critique of the system of national accounts, Counting For Nothing/If Women Counted ... Read more
"Counting For Nothing": Be Careful What You Measure For
Part of a series in which Influencers describe the books that changed them, Tara Hunt discusses "Counting for Nothing" ... Read more
New Book: "Anticipatory Social Protection: Claiming dignity and rights"
In this powerful book, Waring, Mukherjee, Reid and Shivdas argue persuasively for a more dynamic approach to social protection ... View details / Ordering info
Amnesty International honours Marilyn Waring - 2013 Human Rights Defender
Marilyn Waring has been announced as the recipient of Amnesty International New Zealand's 2013 Human Rights Defender Award.
In a ceremony at the University of Auckland Law School on Saturday evening, the award was presented to Marilyn in recognition of a life dedicated to the promotion and protection of people's human rights here in New Zealand and around the world. Read more | View Presentation (PPTX)
"Who's Counting" + Q&A with Marilyn Waring
Who’s Counting is a feature-length documentary based on Waring's book, If Women Counted, directed by Terre Nash and featuring Waring as the film's most prominent voice ... View more
Professor Marilyn Waring honoured with Science and Innovation Award
AUT University's Professor Marilyn Waring has been named as the winner of the Science and Innovation Award at the inaugural New Zealand Women of Influence Awards ... View more
Women Unaccounted for in Global Economy Proves Waring Influence
Her 1988 book “If Women Counted” persuaded the United Nations to redefine gross domestic product, inspired new accounting methods in dozens of countries and became the founding document of the discipline of feminist economics ... Read more
Still counting ... New Zealand Listener
Internationally celebrated, Marilyn Waring was recently named on a list of 50 people who will change the world ... Read more (PDF)
Commonwealth publication raises concerns over rights of HIV and AIDS carers
A breakthrough research publication, calling on governments to make changes to their policies to recognise the rights of unpaid carers and their crucial role in dealing with HIV and AIDS, was launched at the Commonwealth Secretariat on 3 October 2011 ... Read more | view book
Tara Hunt interviews Marilyn Waring on measuring a country’s health and wealth
It's been more than 22 years since you wrote If Women Counted, in which you describe how the standard measurement of country health and wealth we use, Gross Domestic Product (GDP), discounts women's contributions to the economy and rewards short-term thinking in business and industry ... Read more
Keynote Address on Massey University Devnet
Watch the video of Marilyn's keynote address ... View now
TV New Zealand: Where Are They Now?
Breakfast tracks down human rights activist Marilyn Waring to find out ... View now
Economic Crisis and Unpaid Care Work in the Pacific
UNDP reports that while many Pacific Island Countries are already facing the brunt of the global economic and financial crises, the full impact of the crisis is yet to be felt in the Pacific. Sadly, more people are expected to slide into poverty and hardship ... Read more (PDF)
Where was she then?
In this 1995 National Film Board of Canada feature-length documentary, Marilyn Waring demystifies the language of economics ... View now
Chasing the Light
No matter what your politics, listening to New Zealand feminist Marilyn Waring is like joining a march toward hope ... Read more
IDRC's Expert/ Donor Consultation on Democratic Governance, Women's Rights and Gender Equality
If the legislature was a husband, every woman Member of Parliament would have the right to a protection order ... Read more (PDF)
BBC World Service: The Forum
Former New Zealand MP and Professor at the Institute of Public Policy MARILYN WARING challenges our notion of what we deem valuable ... View now (DOC)
Solomon Islands women ‘barrier breakers’ tell their stories
When Solomon Islanders at the launch of Being the First were each handed a copy of the book, the general reaction was one of “awe”. ... Read more