Draft report of UN Periodic Human Rights Review - NZ
United Nations General Assembly
29 January 2014
Human Rights Council
Working Group on the
Universal Periodic Review
Geneva, 27 January – 7 February 2014
Draft report of the Working Group on the
Universal Periodic Review* New Zealand
final document will be issued under the symbol A/HRC/26/3.
The annex to the present report is circulated as received.
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8/3: International Women’s Day Celebrated Around New Zealand
As women celebrate March 8th, International Women’s Day, in 23 events around New Zealand, it’s timely to reflect on the fact less than a third of our Members of Parliament are women, and that occupations that women dominate, such as caregivers, are amongst the lowest paid in New Zealand, Sue Kedgley, President of UN Women NZ said today.
“We hope that women’s issues will become prominent during election year and that all political parties will commit to policies that promote gender equity in New Zealand,” Ms Kedgley said.
“While women have made enormous progress in the last few decades, violence against women continues unabated and many women and girls suffer from discrimination and disadvantage around the world. More>>