Jessie Dennis

Jessie Dennis is the kaiwhakahaere/manager of the Women's Self Defence Network – Wahine Toa and the co-founder of Fem Force, a group campaigning to take abortion out of the Crimes Act this year.

Society
Jun 8, 2019

The climate crisis is a feminist issue

Climate change will affect us all, but it already affects women and other marginalised genders differently.

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Society
Jan 18, 2019

Silence about Scott Kuggeleijn reinforces a culture of sexual violence

When cricketer Scott Kuggeleijn took to the pitch for the Black Caps last Friday there was no mention of his two trials for rape. Asks Jessie Dennis, is silence really the best NZ Cricket can do?

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Politics
Nov 6, 2017

Words are cheap. Now Ardern must take real action to save the Manus Island refugees

Over the weekend PM Jacinda Ardern reiterated the government's offer to take 150 asylum seekers imprisoned on Manus Island. But we can't stop there, writes Jessie Dennis. Now it's time to swap compassionate words for life-saving action.

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Politics
Oct 19, 2017

30 ways campaigners changed Aotearoa for the better, despite nine years of National

As we wait for the government announcement today, let's reflect on the power of the individual to effect change, whatever the political party in power, writes peace activist Jessie Anne Dennis.

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Society
Oct 9, 2017

The weapons expo is a marketplace for misery

This week's NZ Defence Industry Association Forum is a chance for the weapons industry to woo politicians and entice officials to spend more on the military. But are fancier killing machines really the best use of our taxpayer dollars, asks peace activist Jessie Anne Dennis.

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