https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/113246664/why-new-zealand-is-lagging-behind-australia-in-pursuit-of-gender-equality New Zealand’s high rates of income inequality and poverty are pulling down the country’s global ranking in terms of gender equality. A new report, The 2019 Equal Measures 2030 SDG Gender Index, has placed New Zealand 11th out of 129 countries. The ranking is based on 51 indicators usedContinue Reading

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2018/09/18/facebook-accused-discriminating-against-women-targeted-job-adverts/ The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has filed a charge with the US labour equality watchdog alleging that Facebook “consciously encouraged” employers to exclude women from their recruitment. It named 10 employers including a roofing firm, a home security vendor and a tyre repair chain which it said hadContinue Reading

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/opinion-iceland-gender-equality-workplace-sexism_us_5b8ab6e1e4b0162f4723fb2e Iceland’s willingness to investigate and acknowledge the relationship between gender and business didn’t just rise without precedent. Women’s work was at the root of such awareness, dating back to a 1975 inequality protest, when 90 percent of Icelandic women walked off the job. People paid attention, and five yearsContinue Reading

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/nov/23/marriage-equality-no-vote-reflects-religion-not-ethnicity-says-tim-soutphommasane Australia’s race discrimination commissioner, Tim Soutphommasane, says the high no vote in western Sydney in last week’s historic same-sex marriage postal survey reflects religious observance rather than ethnicity, and he has warned against an outbreak of crass, cultural stereotyping. Soutphommasane used a speech at the University of Western SydneyContinue Reading

Our marriage amendment bill was drafted to reflect fundamental human rights principles. We believe in freedom of religion, the equality of citizenship and that the state fundamentally cannot discriminate against any of its citizens. In New Zealand the state’s role in marriage is to issue a marriage licence and toContinue Reading

The Telegraph: Scottish church faces ‘consequences’ over vote to allow same-sex marriage. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIw1IPdkzY http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/09/27/scottish-church-faces-consequences-vote-allow-same-sex-marriage/ The compromise narrowly avoided a full schism in the global Anglican group, which has been divided over the issue of sexuality since the American church ordained an openly gay bishop, Gene Robinson of New Hampshire, inContinue Reading

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2016/10/fear-of-a-female-president/497564/ It gets worse. In a study of several hundred people, Jennifer Berdahl of the University of British Columbia found that women who “deviated from traditional gender roles—by occupying a ‘man’s’ job or having a ‘masculine’ personality” were disproportionately targeted for sexual harassment. But sexual harassment isn’t more likely onlyContinue Reading

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/sep/25/australian-voters-support-for-marriage-equality-falling-poll-shows Support for same-sex marriage has fallen during the national survey on the issue, according to Newspoll. The proportion of voters who support same-sex marriage now stands at 57%, compared to 63% in August and 62% in September last year. The no vote has lifted to 34%, from 30% inContinue Reading

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/aug/30/pro-marriage-equality-christians-attack-tv-ad-pushing-no-campaign A group of pro-equality Christians have attacked a new anti same-sex marriage advertisement as irresponsible, while distancing themselves from the Australian Christian Lobby and Lyle Shelton, who they say “doesn’t speak for most Christians”. The Australian Christians for Marriage Equality launched its same-sex marriage campaign on Wednesday, bringing togetherContinue Reading