The Student Christian Movement in Aotearoa is looking for a new Women’s Coordinator to sit on the National Coordinating Group. This role involves being a voice for gender equality in the life and work of SCM, and representing SCM in other forums where a voice for women needs to be heard. Our Women’s Coordinator will also connect with sub regional and global women’s networks.
Hear from our previous Women’s Coordinator, Rauhina Scott-Fyfe on her time in the role:
“In my capacity as Women’s Coordinator this year, I have represented SCM at various forums, such as a panel discussion on Oil Drilling, a community dinner on Peace in Palestine, a youth forum on the Church’s response to the issue of child poverty, an interfaith group supporting LGBTI rights, the Council of Trade Unions Women’s Conference, and the Wellington Anglican Diocese ‘Radical Tea Party’ events, including discussions on ‘The Feminist Jesus’ and ‘The Elephant in the Room’ (LGBTI rights in the church). At the 2014 SCMA National Conference in Dunedin, SCMers attended a ‘March for Consent’, promoting awareness about rape culture in tertiary institutions in Aotearoa.
By far our highlight for the 2014-2016 year was organising and hosting the World Student Christian Federation Asia-Pacific Subregional Women’s Programme at Karitane, New Zealand (December 2014). The overarching theme was ‘Healing ourselves, our communities and our planet’. Women from more than nine countries around Asia-Pacific attended.”
More information or to talk about the role more, please email the National Office. Expressions of interest welcomed to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 15th July.