Te Ropu Wahine Maori Toko i te Ora (Maori Women’s Welfare League Inc.) is the only national charitable Maori Womens Organisation in Aotearoa. Since 1951 when the League was founded, it remains principally concerned with the wellbeing of Maori women and their whanau.
There are over 100 peka (branches) around the country that are the foundation of the League. Members work at the grass roots level with whanau, hapu and iwi, and across different sectors of Maori society. Members are essentially voluntary and have first-hand knowledge of the needs of women and their whanau.
“Tatau Tatau” is the motto of the League. Our motto stands for working together as an organisation, to enable and empower Māori women and their whānau to follow and achieve their aspirations.