The most comprehensive compilation of information on the status of
women in the world.

Latest items for New Zealand

Sept. 19, 2018, 7:35 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 10.3 (per 100,000).
Sept. 18, 2018, 3:21 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2017 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 12.6 (per 100,000).
Sept. 18, 2018, 3:20 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2017 statistical report, the adoescent birth rate (per 1000 women aged 15-19 years) was 19.1 based on data from 2005-2014.
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:04 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).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:04 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
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:04 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"The law criminalizes rape, including spousal rape" (8).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:04 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-2

"Citizens who commit child sex offenses overseas may be prosecuted in the courts" (9).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:04 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).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:04 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).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:04 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).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:04 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: GP-DATA-6

"The chief justice of the Supreme Court was a woman" (6).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:04 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).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:04 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).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:04 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).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:04 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
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:04 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).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:04 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
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:04 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).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:04 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).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:04 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).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:04 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).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:04 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).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:04 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).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:04 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).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:04 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).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:04 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).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:04 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1

"Marriages involving persons under age 18 were rare" (9).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:04 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).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:04 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).
June 26, 2018, 9:09 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

"New Zealand women have long enjoyed equal rights to acquire, change or retain their nationality. There are no changes since New Zealand’s last report" (page 15).