United Nations Report on Status of Women Released
Thu 28 Jul 2011
A report on the progress of the world’s women was released by UN Women New Zealand in Wellington on 24 July 2011. UN Women New Zealand are ...
A report on the progress of the world’s women was released by UN Women New Zealand in Wellington on 24 July 2011. UN Women New Zealand are calling for action on New Zealand’s high rates of maternal mortality and intimate partner violence.
In the report titled Progress of the world’s women: in pursuit of justice, New Zealand is compared to the 22 other counties that make up the OECD. The report focusses on four key areas: women’s political rights, women’s reproductive health and rights, women’s economic opportunities and violence against women.
New Zealand is ranked 14th of the 14 countries - 30% of New Zealand women reported having experienced physical violence from intimate partners over the period 2000-2010.
Sexual violence from intimate partners showed a similar trend with New Zealand coming 12th of the 12 countries with 14% of New Zealand women having experienced sexual violence form an intimate partner.
Full report available from UN Women: Progress of the World's Women: in Pursuit of Justice
Media coverage of the report is available:
Read news item from stuff.co.nz, 24 July 2011
Read Christchurch Womens Refuge press release