(Women in Armed Forces) Amendment Bill
Human Rights (Women in Armed Forces) Amendment Bill
Lynne Pillay, MP for Waitakere, is seeking to remove
an exemption available in law that can prevent women from
serving in combat positions in the Armed Forces.
exemption in the Human Rights Act is not used but the fact
that it still exists is a blot we don't need on our
copybook," Lynne Pillay said.
David Lange got it right
when he said nearly 20 years ago when opening new premises
for the Ministry of Women's Affairs that discrimination
against women in the armed forces was offensive.
exemption is the last reservation New Zealand lodged when it
signed the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of
all Forms of Discrimination Against Women.
Members Bill, the Human Rights (Women in Armed Forces)
Amendment Bill, will go into a ballot
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