Do you think equality is reality?

Discrimination can be more subtle than it once was. We see it in our everyday interactions, with subtle gender inequality being revealed in attitudes and assumptions. For some, gender inequality is more obvious.  For all of us, the job is not done.

Did you know that where NZ once led the world in gender equality, we’ve now slipped to be ranked 6th? With the worst reported rates of sexual and domestic violence in the whole OECD it’s no wonder really.

We need your help. We are calling on all New Zealanders, on our friends and whānau , to come together and help us make a difference. We need more members to help us hold New Zealand to account. Become a member today.

You can also donate to the cause. We rely on donations, fundraising and grants. Help us take one more step in the road to equality by donating today.

Our partners are making equality, reality. Gender Equal NZ thanks our partners for everything they do to help New Zealand achieve gender equality. If you’re representing an organisation that is interested in joining our movement please email

Be a part of the movement 

Our members are leading the charge in making equality, reality by standing up against sexism and gender stereotyping.

Our members are starting conversations to highlight these attitudes and assumptions – it might be pointing out how damaging a sexist “joke” can be or calling out stereotypes when they hear them. They’re sharing information online and starting and joining conversations on our Facebook page.

Our members also receive our exclusive monthly newsletter and have the opportunity to be involved in our submission process.

We need all New Zealanders to understand the inequalities that exist in our country. We must stop looking the other way and tackle the ways deeply entrenched and widely-held social attitudes are driving growing inequalities in our communities

The Gender Equal NZ movement is growing. Join us – make equality, reality.