Issue date
15 February 2024

Manatū Wāhine Ministry for Women congratulates Aleisha Amohia who has been selected as the non-governmental delegate to join the official New Zealand Government delegation to the sixty-eight session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW68) from 11 – 22 March 2024. 

The Commission on the Status of Women is the highest-level annual international forum on gender equality and women’s empowerment. 

The forum tackles a priority theme and a review theme that changes annually:

  • Priority theme: Accelerating the achievement of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls by addressing poverty and strengthening institutions and financing with a gender perspective.
  • Review theme: Social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls (agreed conclusions of the sixty-third session).

The NGO delegate is an important member of the delegation and will be involved in:

  • providing advice from an NGO perspective
  • sharing expertise relevant to the themes
  • acting as a liaison point between New Zealand NGOs and the delegation
  • attending specified sessions and diplomatic functions as an official member of the delegation.

Find out more information about the NGO delegate criteria and responsibilities.

Applications were assessed by a selection panel comprising representatives from the International Women’s Caucus.

More information on CSW68:

About Aleisha Amohia

Young woman stands in front of green background, smiling, wearing an orange fur lined graduation hood with a Maaori feathered cloak.

Aleisha is the President of the Wellington Branch of the National Council of Women New Zealand. 

Aleisha has been on the Executive Committee of the Wellington Branch since 2019 and takes great pride in the work the Council does to achieve gender equality and amplify the voices of women.

In this role, Aleisha strives to apply a gender lens to all the work she contributes to, knowing that poverty has significant intergenerational impacts for women and girls. 

Aleisha graduated from Victoria University of Wellington in 2020 with a Bachelor of Science (Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence) and a Bachelor of Commerce (Management and Information Systems).

Aleisha is passionate about programming and technology and is a dedicated advocate for diversity and inclusion in the STEM sector. Aleisha believes that equal opportunity, support, and representation are key factors to ensuring more women, Māori, and other marginalised groups, look for and stay in STEM careers.

Aleisha’s studies, volunteer and community work and employment has given her a special interest in the CSW68 priority them and is looking forward to the opportunity to learn from leaders around the world and offer her own voice and experiences to the conversation. 

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