New white paper details extent of gender inequality in NZ
The National Council of Women has released a white paper on the current state of inequality in New Zealand. The statistics show that while women achieve 61 percent of tertiary qualifications, they are generally for lower paid industries. The gender pay gap is estimated to be between 11.8 and 14 percent. Only 14 percent of directors on NZX top 100 companies are women. The Council is calling on the government to produce a plan of action to deal with the inequalities, including making the issue a key part of policy and programme design. Nine to Noon speaks to the Council's president, Rae Duff.