Table of Contents
- 1 Overview
- 2 Social Institutions
- 3 Key Gender Statistics
- 1 Education
- 2 Health
- 3 Employment
- 4 References
- 5 See Also
- 6 External Links
- CEDAW: ratified on 10 January 1985
- Optional Protocol to CEDAW: ratified on 7 September 2000
- National CEDAW report: 2011
- Maputo Protocol: N/A
- United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325): no national action plan
- Ministry of Women’s Affairs
The Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) measures gender-based discrimination in social norms, practices and laws across 160 countries. The SIGI comprises country profiles, a classification of countries and a database; it serves as a research, policy and advocacy tool for the development community and policy makers. The SIGI covers five dimensions of discriminatory social institutions, spanning major socio-economic areas that affect women’s lives: discriminatory family code, restricted physical integrity, son bias, restricted resources and assets, and restricted civil liberties. The SIGI’s variables quantify discriminatory social institutions such as unequal inheritance rights, early marriage, violence against women, and unequal land and property rights.
In the Social Institutions and Gender Index 2014 Edition, New Zealand was not classified in the SIGI due to lack of full dataset. It had very low levels of discrimination in family code, resources and assets, and low levels in civil liberties. Read the full country profile and access the data here: http://www.genderindex.org/country/new-zealand
Key Gender Statistics 
- In 2013, 98% of girls and boys were enrolled in primary school.
- In 2013, the ratio of female to male primary school enrolment was 100%.
- In 2013, 98% of girls were enrolled in secondary school compared to 97% of boys.
- In 2013, the ratio of female to male secondary enrolment was 101%.
- There is no recent data available on literacy rates.
- In 2010, women and men had on average 11 years of schooling .
- In 2013, there were 5 maternal deaths, representing 8 deaths for 100,000 births.
- In 2013, the adolescent fertility rate was 24 births per 1,000 adolescent girls.
- There is no recent data available on the percentage of women with an unmet need for family planning.
- In 2013, 73 % of the female working-age population was part of the labour force, while 83% of the male working-age population was part of the labour force.
- In 2013, women represented 47% of the total labour force.
- There is no recent data available on women’s share of vulnerable employment.
- There is no recent data available on women’s share of agricultural employment.
- World Bank (2015), World Development Indicators (database), http://data.worldbank.org/products/wdi (accessed16 July 2015).
- Barro R. and J.W. Lee (2014), Educational Attainment Dataset, v.2.0, http://www.barrolee.com/
- Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI)
- Gender and Land Rights Database
- Women, Business and the Law: Creating economic opportunity for women
- UN Women Asia and the Pacific
- Report of the Asian and Pacific Conference on Gender Equality
- HRW New Zealand
- OECD Gender Index New Zealand
- UNESCO Institute of Statistics New Zealand
- UN Women National Committee New Zealand