Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Something to be proud of

The World Economic Forum has released their annual Global Gender Gap Report, showing that New Zealand ranks fifth in the world for gender equality, just behind the usual Scandinavian suspects.


It's good, but as the country profile [PDF] shows, its not good enough. We still have a large gender pay gap, leading to serious economic inequality, while women are still significantly under-represented in the political sphere. We can - and should - do much better in both.