Our award winning national Gender Attitudes Survey, carried out with Research NZ in 2017 and 2019, has given us a snapshot of New Zealanders knowledge of, and attitudes towards, gender equality. This comprehensive, ongoing survey is repeated biennially 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 But a pocket of New Zealanders hold outdated views about gender roles.
These old-fashioned views mean that women and gender diverse people continue to lose out in key areas of inequality: Education, Economic Independence, Influence and Decision Making, and Safety and Health. While strong ideas about what boys and men should be like harm New Zealanders of all genders.