Gender Attitudes Survey


Our national Gender Attitudes Survey, carried out with Research NZ in late 2017, has given us a snapshot of New Zealanders knowledge of, and attitudes towards, gender equality. This comprehensive, ongoing survey will be repeated regularly to allow us to measure shifts in attitudes over time.

The good news is most New Zealanders recognise gender equality is a fundamental right for all of us. But we are seeing a pocket of New Zealanders that hold outdated and old-fashioned views when it comes to gender stereotypes and roles.

The results show there are some strong ideas about what girls and women can do and be, and even more about what boys and men “should” be like – and what makes a “real man”. Find out more about the results here. 

Gender Equality Dashboard


The Gender Equal NZ Dashboard will be an online tool to monitor the progress we are making as a country on gender equality outcomes. It will collate the latest data, and hold us to account, in the four key areas of inequality: safety and health; economic independence; education; and influence and decision making.

The Dashboard will be the go-to reference for advocates, policy makers, the media and decision-makers on exactly how we’re tracking on gender equality outcomes in New Zealand.

We will have more information on the Dashboard in 2018 – stay tuned!

Gender Culture Taskforce


We want to influence social norms around gender by starting with the place most New Zealanders go to for information – the media. The Gender Culture Taskforce will be made up of media industry leaders, researchers and journalist training and regulatory bodies. It’s mission: create change in how the media represents all genders.

The media is just the start. This programme will go on to tackle all sorts of different areas of inequality.

We will have more information on the Taskforce in 2018 – stay tuned!