The New Zealand Census of Women’s Participation report published by the New Zealand Human Rights Commission provides an objective picture of the progress New Zealand women have made and a factual platform debate about what should be done. It includes time series data which is important to identify both progress and regression and which signals trends and patterns. A regular feature of the Census report is the Agenda for Change which outlines strategies that stakeholders could use to push for progress.
The Census report is itself a catalyst for change. Thousands of copies are used in New Zealand and internationally for both advocacy and as a reference by business, politicians, policy-makers, academic researchers, civil society and by individuals. It is increasingly being used referenced by students and is used by the Commission to monitor and analyse progress in improving equal employment opportunities in New Zealand. For a hard copy of the latest Census report email [email protected]