By Patrick McTague and Jessica Sutton. The gender pay gap is alive and well in New Zealand at 9.3% according to Stats NZ. This figure has remained relatively unchanged since 2017, however, newly passed legislation may provide the spark needed for a final push to equality for women in this area. The Equal Pay Amendment … Continue reading About Time: A Look at the Equal Pay Amendment Bill
By ML Boyle. Edited by Jessica Sutton. Finally, after 50 years of being in the workforce, I recently became a Superannuant. Essentially that means I am no longer expected to be in full time paid employment. As you grapple with the daily grind you might be thinking that I’m lucky to not have to go … Continue reading Pay Gaps and Pensions: Retired Women Deserve Better
By Moira Boyle. Edited by Jessica Sutton. "It's just not cricket". This is an old saying coming from the sport of cricket, regarded as the “gentleman’s” game where fair play was paramount. It has come to mean almost any situation where someone is disadvantaged, treated unjustly, or subject to decisions that are simply unfair and … Continue reading Just Not Cricket: When Will Our Sportswomen Have Equality?
By Jessica Sutton. New Zealand has entered its first week of a national lockdown to prevent the spread of the virulent COVID-19 virus. COVID-19 appears to affect women less seriously than men in terms of physical effects. However, the burdens of the social crisis caused by COVID-19, increasing rates of gender-based violence, and the economic … Continue reading A Pandemic of Inequality: How COVID-19 Threatens Women’s Rights
As part of She’s Right’s participation in 16 days of activism to end violence against women, each article will be dedicated to a New Zealand woman who has lost her life due to gender-based violence. This article is dedicated to Edith Roderique, killed by a man on or around 4 March 2019, at the age … Continue reading Breaking the “Glass Walls” Holding Argentine Women Back at Work