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Latest items for New Zealand

May 18, 2019, 7:03 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: GP-DATA-5

New Zealand law establishes an anti-discrimination commission (119).
May 18, 2019, 7:03 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

Women are able to work in the same industries as men in New Zealand (119).
May 18, 2019, 7:03 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: CL-LAW-1

The government of New Zealand provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of the elderly and disabled (119).
May 18, 2019, 7:03 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

A woman in New Zealand can legally apply for a passport in the same way as a man (119). A woman in New Zealand can legally travel outside of the country in the same way as a man (119).
May 18, 2019, 7:03 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

New Zealand law mandates nondiscrimination based on gender in employment. The dismissal of pregnant workers in New Zealand is prohibited. There is legislation on sexual harassment in education and employment. There are civil remedies, but not criminal penalties for sexual harassment in employment (119).
May 18, 2019, 7:03 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony carries the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (119).
May 18, 2019, 7:03 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

A woman in New Zealand can sign a contract without requiring the presence of her husband or male relatives (119).
May 18, 2019, 7:03 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

A woman in New Zealand can legally travel outside the country and her own home in the same way as a man (119).
May 18, 2019, 7:03 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: ATFPA-LAW-1

In New Zealand, there is no legislation designating head of household status (119).
May 18, 2019, 7:03 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

New zealand law does not mandate equal remuneration for work of equal value. The ages at which men and women can retire with full pension benefits are equal (119).
May 18, 2019, 7:03 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

Women in New Zealand can work the same night hours as men. Women can work in jobs deemed hazardous, arduous, or morally inappropriate. Women are able to perform the same tasks at work as men (119). The ages at which women and men can retire with full pension benefits are equal (119).
May 18, 2019, 7:03 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

There is paid maternity leave available to women in New Zealand of at least 14 weeks. Women receive at least 2/3 of their wages for the duration of their maternity leave. The government pays for 100% of maternity leave benefits. There is a difference of 1 between leave reserved for men and women and leave reserved for women as a function of who pays. There is paid parental leave. Mothers are guaranteed an equivalent position after returning to work from maternity leave. The government supports or provides childcare services. Childcare payments are tax deductible (119).
May 18, 2019, 7:03 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in New Zealand can legally sign a contract, register a business, and open a bank account in the same way as a man. Men and women have equal ownership rights to immovable property (119). Discrimination based on gender is prohibited in access to credit in New Zealand, and so is discrimination based on marital status (119).
May 18, 2019, 7:03 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

A woman in New Zealand can legally get a job in the same way as a man. Women can work the same night hours as men. Women are able to work in jobs deemed hazardous, arduous, or morally inappropriate. Women are able to perform the same tasks at work as men. Women can work in the same industries as men (119). The ages at which men and women can retire with full pension benefits are equal (119).
May 18, 2019, 7:03 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

Primary education in New Zealand is free and compulsory (119).
May 18, 2019, 7:03 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

Discrimination based on marital status is not prohibited in access to credit in New Zealand (119).
May 18, 2019, 7:03 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

Women make up 47% of the total labor force in New Zealand (119).
May 18, 2019, 7:03 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

There is legislation on sexual harassment in education in New Zealand (119).
May 18, 2019, 7:03 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters have equal inheritance rights in New Zealand (119).
May 18, 2019, 7:03 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: DV-LAW-1

There is legislation specifically addressing domestic violence in New Zealand (119).
May 18, 2019, 7:03 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: MULV-LAW-1

The government of New Zealand provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of children or other dependents (119).
May 18, 2019, 7:03 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is paid maternity leave available to women in New Zealand of at least 14 weeks. Women receive at least 2/3 of their wages for the duration of their maternity leave. The government pays for 100% of maternity leave benefits. There is a difference of 1 between leave reserved for men and women and leave reserved for women as a function of who pays. There is paid parental leave. Mothers are guaranteed an equivalent position after returning to work from maternity leave. The government supports or provides childcare services. Childcare payments are tax deductible (119). Parents in New Zealand are able to work flexibly (119). Working flexibly, such as working...more
May 18, 2019, 7:03 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses have equal inheritance rights in New Zealand (119).
May 18, 2019, 7:03 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in New Zealand are not legally required to obey their husbands (119). In New Zealand, both parties must agree to legally administer the property in marriage (119).
May 18, 2019, 7:03 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in New Zealand can legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (119).
May 15, 2019, 6:51 p.m.
Countries: Angola, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Burundi, Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba, Denmark, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Mexico, Mozambique, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Peru, Portugal, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Trinidad/Tobago, Uganda, Zimbabwe
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

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May 1, 2019, 7:53 p.m.
Countries: El Salvador, Kazakhstan, New Zealand
Variables: SUICIDE-SCALE-3

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May 1, 2019, 7:50 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, India, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, New Zealand, Pakistan, Turkey, Vietnam
Variables: SUICIDE-SCALE-1

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April 10, 2019, 2:23 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"Sexual contact induced by certain threats may also fall under the criminal code, with a maximum 14-year prison sentence" (p. 8).
April 10, 2019, 2:23 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"The number of substantiated cases of child abuse and neglect decreased by 10 percent from July 2016 to June. A disproportionately high number of reported cases of child abuse (more than 50 percent) involved Maori children" (p. 9).