NZ's report on gender equality goes to UN
Sat, 14 Jul 2012 9:46a.m.
New Zealand's "report card" on discrimination against women will be presented to the UN next week and the minister in charge of it says it will show there's room for improvement.
Minister of Women's Affairs Jo Goodhew leaves for New York today carrying New Zealand's seventh report under the UN's Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.
"New Zealand ranks well internationally for gender equality but there are still areas where more progress is needed," she said before flying out.
"We could still do better at making the best use of women's skills in leadership and the economy, and reducing our rate of family violence."
On the plus side women comprise the majority of tertiary students and the gender pay gap is 9.6 per cent, which Ms Goodhew says is the lowest it has ever been.
Under the convention, reports are presented every four years and measure UN member states against international benchmarks.
Ms Goodhew will present New Zealand's report on Wednesday (NZT).
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15/07/2012 2:47:48 a.m.
And I am sure that a report done by govt on govt is going to be truthful. Going by their track record it will be more trumped up rubbish
14/07/2012 8:52:19 p.m.
What about the elimination of discrimination against men? When will the UN look into that?
14/07/2012 1:58:23 p.m.
Under National sexual harassment cases have increased... as employers have been giving unfair advantages in the workplace because of Nationals belief that workers arent important.
The number of sexual harassment complaints has increased dramatically with the boys club (National) in power.
National are into descrimination more than most other parties, which is why they attract such redneck supporters.
John Key reminds me of Mitt Romney.. an out of touch rich man who is becoming a substantial joke because of his prejudices against minorities and women.
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