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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 130 peka (branches) in Aotearoa that are the foundation of the League. In addition, there is a branch in Perth, and for the 2023–2024 financial year, a new branch has been established in Northern Queensland.   Members work at the grass roots level with whanau, hapu and iwi, and across different sectors of Māori 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.