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Rosemary Du Plessis, of Christchurch, ONZM, for services to women and education

Rosemary Du Plessis, of Christchurch, ONZM, for services to women and education

Rosemary Du Plessis has held teaching and research roles at the University of Canterbury since 1974. She co-edited important feminist texts and helped establish the university’s Feminist Studies programme.

She was Commissioner – Social and Human Sciences at the New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO and a member of the Council of the Royal Society of New Zealand, the Ministry of Women’s Affairs Advisory Committee, and the National Advisory Committee on the Employment of Women.

She co-convened the National Council of Women of New Zealand’s Public Issues Standing Committee. She chaired the ‘Who Gets Born’ policy document working group for Tai te Taiao: The Bioethics Council.

Rosemary Du Plessis was a National Committee member of the Women’s Studies Association and Board member of the New Horizons for Women Trust.

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