Two thirds of New Zealand's 420,000+ family carers are women, a statistic that deserves to be recognised, celebrated, and respected, says Carers NZ.
Its She Cares campaign launched at midnight on International Women's Day, 8 March, to provide information and recognition to New Zealand's women carers throughout 2018.
Community organisations are being encouraged to host local MeetUps for carers, and Carers NZ will distribute 5,000 free infopacks containing key resources and some fun surprises.
Would you like to host a MeetUp for carers? We can provide advice, infopacks, gift draw or raffle items, and help to promote your event. Contact us at 0800 777 797 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Organisations are welcome to request bulk infopacks for distribution to carers in their networks.
Individual carers can phone or email Carers NZ to request a free She Cares pack.
We'll be posting stories regularly and updates.
Are you a woman carer willing to share her story? Please get in touch!