New Zealand is among the top ten nations in the world when it comes to gender equality, according to a new global report.
New Zealand was ranked ninth in the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap report for 2017.
The report measures nations on their progress for women in terms of the gender pay gap, political empowerment, health and survival, and educational attainment.
New Zealand has closed 79 percent of its overall gender pay gap, putting it at ninth place.
The country has raised four places within a year to be ranked 12th for political empowerment, due to an increase in gender parity in ministerial positions and politicians.