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April 10, 2018, 11:10 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

According to the Institute of Inclusive Security, New Zealand launched their national action plan in 2015 and it expires in 2019 (MB-Coder Comment).
Feb. 2, 2018, 11:11 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"The government partially funded women’s shelters, psychosocial services, rape crisis centers, sexual abuse counseling, family-violence victim support networks, and violence prevention services" (8). "The HRC published fact sheets on sexual harassment and made sexual harassment prevention training available to schools, businesses, and government departments on a regular basis" (8). Working on sexual harassment prevention has hopefully a trickle-down affect on also preventing sexual assault; this is evidence of the government working to fight against any taboos against reporting such things (AA-CODER COMMENT).
Feb. 2, 2018, 11:11 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"According to a 2014 government report, one in four women experienced intimate partner or sexual violence in their lives" (8).
Feb. 2, 2018, 11:11 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1

"Marriages involving persons under age 18 were rare" (9).
Feb. 2, 2018, 11:11 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The legal minimum age for marriage is 20 for both men and women, but persons ages 16-19 may marry with parental permission" (9).
Feb. 2, 2018, 11:11 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"The government partially funded women’s shelters, psychosocial services, rape crisis centers, sexual abuse counseling, family-violence victim support networks, and violence prevention services" (8).
Feb. 2, 2018, 11:11 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"There were 36 women among the 121 MPs and nine women on the executive council" (6).
Feb. 2, 2018, 11:11 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"The law criminalizes rape, including spousal rape" (8). " The law provides that any person who has a sexual connection with a person younger than 16 years is liable to imprisonment for up to 10 years. Further, the law makes it an offense punishable by seven years’ imprisonment to assist a person under 18 in providing commercial sexual services; to receive earnings from commercial sexual services provided by a person younger than 18; or to contract for commercial sexual services from, or be a client of, a person under 18. The law also makes it an offense to deal in individuals younger than 18 for sexual exploitation or engagement in ...more
Feb. 2, 2018, 11:11 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"Domestic violence is a criminal offense, but police did not classify domestic violence separately from other types of assault" (8).
Feb. 2, 2018, 11:11 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"The law prohibits sexual harassment and provides civil penalties. Sexual contact induced by certain threats may also fall under the criminal code, with a maximum 14-year prison sentence" (8).
Feb. 2, 2018, 11:11 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"The HRC has an equal opportunity employment team that focused on workplace gender-related problems. This team regularly surveyed pay scales, conducted a census of women in leadership roles, and engaged public and private employers to promote compensation equality" (15).
Feb. 2, 2018, 11:11 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: LBHO-LAW-1

"Women participated fully in political life. There were 36 women among the 121 MPs and nine women on the executive council. The chief justice of the Supreme Court was a woman" (6). There appear to be no legal barriers to women holding offices in any offices (AA-CODER COMMENT).
Feb. 2, 2018, 11:11 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Children born in the country attain citizenship if either parentis a citizen or legal permanent resident of the country. Children born outside the country attain citizenship if either parent is a citizen born in the country" (9).
Feb. 2, 2018, 11:11 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"The law criminalizes rape, including spousal rape" (8).
Feb. 2, 2018, 11:11 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"Commercial sexual exploitation of children remained a concern. No recent data was available on its prevalence, however" (10).
Feb. 2, 2018, 11:11 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"The chief justice of the Supreme Court was a woman" (6).
Feb. 2, 2018, 11:11 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"There is no separate facility for juvenile females because there were generally fewer than five throughout the country at any one time" (2). "The law extends these rights to all defendants" (3). It appears that the laws and punishments are the same, regardless of gender (AA-CODER COMMENT).
Feb. 2, 2018, 11:11 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Ministry for Women addresses problems of discrimination and gender equality, and there is a minister for women in the cabinet" (9).
Feb. 2, 2018, 11:11 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: CONST-LAW-1

"The law prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, gender, religion, political opinion, national origin or citizenship, social origin, disability, sexual orientation and/or gender identity, age, language, or HIV or other communicable disease status, and the government actively enforced these prohibitions" (7). "The law prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, political opinion, national origin or citizenship, social origin, disability, sexual orientation and/or gender identity, age, language, HIV positive status or other communicable diseases" (15).
Feb. 2, 2018, 11:11 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

"The government did not limit access to male contraception, and contraception for women was available without parental consent to those aged 16 and older" (8).
Feb. 2, 2018, 11:11 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"The government, in concert with nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), operated programs to reintegrate children out of prostitution through vocational training and educational opportunities" (10).
Feb. 2, 2018, 11:11 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-2

"Citizens who commit child sex offenses overseas may be prosecuted in the courts" (9).
Feb. 2, 2018, 11:11 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"The maximum penalty is 20 years’ imprisonment; however, indefinite detention may occur in cases where the parole board, during its annual review, believes the prisoner poses a continuing threat to society" (8).
Feb. 2, 2018, 11:11 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"Further, the law makes it an offense punishable by seven years’ imprisonment to assist a person under 18 in providing commercial sexual services; to receive earnings from commercial sexual services provided by a person younger than 18; or to contract for commercial sexual services from, or be a client of, a person under 18. The law also makes it an offense to deal in individuals younger than 18 for sexual exploitation or engagement in enforced labor. The penalty for a person who enters into an arrangement or takes an action involving a person under 18 for the purposes of sexual exploitation or forced labor is 14 years’ imprisonment" (9).more
Feb. 2, 2018, 11:11 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits child pornography and provides for individual and corporate fines if a person produces, imports, supplies, distributes, possesses for supply, displays, or exhibits an objectionable publication. Penalties increase to up to 10 years’ imprisonment or a substantially greater fine if such an act is committed with knowledge that the publication is objectionable. Simple possession of objectionable material is punishable by fines, while knowingly possessing objectionable material is punishable by up to five years’ imprisonment and a larger fine. For sentencing purposes, it is an aggravating factor if the publication promotes or supports exploitation of youth for sexual purposes, deals with sexual conduct with or by children or young ...more
Feb. 2, 2018, 11:11 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"Skilled health care for women was widely available, including skilled attendance at childbirth, prenatal care, and essential obstetric and postnatal care" (8).
Feb. 2, 2018, 11:11 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

"The law prohibits sexual harassment and provides civil penalties. Sexual contact induced by certain threats may also fall under the criminal code, with a maximum 14-year prison sentence...Women enjoy the same legal status and rights as men, and the law prohibits discrimination in employment and rates of pay for equal or similar work." (8). "The law prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, political opinion, national origin or citizenship, social origin, disability, sexual orientation and/or gender identity, age, language, HIV positive status or other communicable diseases" (15).
Nov. 30, 2017, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Botswana, Brunei, Cameroon, Canada, Cuba, Fiji, Finland, Georgia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Indonesia, Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lesotho, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mauritania, Moldova, Mongolia, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Russia, Senegal, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Swaziland, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

According to AgeOfConsent's data, the legal age of consent is 16 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Oct. 23, 2017, 3:32 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Ms. Ardern, the leader of the Labour Party, will take over from Prime Minister Bill English, reversing Labour’s long-flagging fortunes and giving the country its youngest leader in more than 150 years" (para 2). "Before Ms. Ardern captured Labour’s leadership, the party had cycled through five leaders since the last Labour prime minister, Helen Clark, lost the 2008 election" (para 16).
Oct. 23, 2017, 3:32 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Unconventional and described by colleagues as intensely focused, [Jacinda Ardern] has defied the norms of New Zealand politics and refused to be pinned down on whether she has considered having children, saying no male politician would be forced to answer that question" (para 3). "She enjoyed a wave of attention for her charisma, for her youth, and for condemning a television commentator’s question about whether employers have a right to know whether a woman plans to become a parent" (para 12).