World for Women in 2021: The Good

Part one of our reflection on 2021 examined the bad. The steps backwards for gender equality, highlighting moments of pain caused by deeply entrenched sexism and misogyny. In part two, we examine some of the good. Positive steps forward and what they mean for the wider fight for gender equality. January 2021 started out strong, … Continue reading World for Women in 2021: The Good

About Time: A Look at the Equal Pay Amendment Bill

By Patrick McTague and Jessica Sutton. The gender pay gap is alive and well in New Zealand at 9.3% according to Stats NZ.[1] 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

Pay Gaps and Pensions: Retired Women Deserve Better

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

A Pandemic of Inequality: How COVID-19 Threatens Women’s Rights

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

Breaking the “Glass Walls” Holding Argentine Women Back at Work

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