The Royal Commonwealth Society (RCS) study showed there was a greater level of gender equality in New Zealand than any other country in the Commonwealth – which has 54 member countries with a total population of nearly two billion.
New Zealand’s Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner, Judy McGregor, said the research results were “wonderful” news for the country but added there was still room for improvement. “We are leaders in gender equality but we can’t sit on our laurels,” Dr McGregor said.
UPDATE 17 March
This Report was discussed on Back Benches 16 March – Note the claim of one in three women being victims of domestic violence from Green MP, Sue Kedgley.