This page contains links regarding women, gender issues and rights, and the Magna Carta

Government of the Philippines: Q & A: Magna Carta of Women

This government press release covers the basics about the Philippine Magna Carta for Women. You can read it here and read the text of the Magna Carta for Women here.

Te Ara Encyclopaedia of New Zealand: Gender inequalities

This entry looks at how gender inequality has led to discrimination against women in the following areas: marriage, family and parenting, sexuality, employment, education, arts and culture, religion, sport and dress. You can read it here.

Gender equality and social justice – progress, paradox and promise

This is a 7 page transcript of a speech given in 2013 by Professor Judy McGregor Head of School of Social Sciences and Public Policy, AUT. She argues that progressing gender equality in NZ has stalled and NZ is now slipping in some important areas, particularly equal pay. You can read it here. 

The Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination aga,nst Women (CEDAW)

The Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) promotes the equality of women throughout society, also obligates states to suppress all forms of sex trafficking. It was ratified by New Zealand in January 1985. The full CEDAW text can be found here. A summary by the Human Rights Commission can be found here.


Ministry for Women

National Council of Women of New Zealand

United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

UN Women NZ

The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women

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