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 used to measure their progress toward achieving 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs).

In 2015, the countries had all committed to reaching gender equality by 2030 in a bid to end poverty and inequality. But, according to the report, no country was on track to achieve that milestone