New Zealand
New Zealand
Population
4,433,100
Region
OECD
Income Group
High income
Female Population
2,255,727
% of Women in the Workforce
72%

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Constitutional rights  
Is there a non-discrimination clause in the constitution? YesNew Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990, Art. 19
New Zealand Human Rights Act 1993, Art. 21
If there is a non-discrimination clause in the constitution, does it explicitly mention gender? YesNew Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990, Art. 19
New Zealand Human Rights Act 1993, Art. 21
Does the constitution guarantee equality before the law? NoNew Zealand Bill of Rights Act, 1990
Is customary law recognized as a valid source of law under the constitution? NoConstitution Act of New Zealand
If customary law is a valid source of law, is it considered invalid if it violates constitutional provisions on non-discrimination or equality? N/A 
Is personal law recognized as a valid source of law under the constitution? NoConstitutional Act of New Zealand
If personal law is a valid source of law, is it considered invalid if it violates constitutional provisions on non-discrimination or equality? N/A 
Quotas  
What are the legal quotas for women on corporate boards? N/ANo applicable provisions could be located
What are the legal quotas for women in parliament? N/ANo applicable provisions could be located
What are the legal quotas for women in local government? N/ANo applicable provisions could be located
Rights of married and unmarried women  
Can an unmarried woman apply for a passport in the same way as a man? YesPassport application form
Can a married woman apply for a passport in the same way as a man? YesPaspport application form
Can an unmarried woman apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man? N/ANo applicable provisions could be located
Can a married woman apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man? N/ANo applicable provisions could be located
Can an unmarried woman travel outside the country in the same way as a man? YesNew Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990, Art. 18
Can a married woman travel outside the country in the same way as a man? YesNew Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990, Art. 18
Can an unmarried woman travel outside her home in the same way as a man? YesNew Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990, Art. 18
Can a married woman travel outside her home in the same way as a man? YesNew Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990, Art. 18
Can an unmarried woman get a job or pursue a trade or profession in the same way as a man? YesNo restrictions could be located
Can a married woman get a job or pursue a trade or profession in the same way as a man? YesNo restrictions could be located
Can an unmarried woman sign a contract in the same way as a man? YesNo restrictions could be located
Can a married woman sign a contract in the same way as a man? YesNo restrictions could be located
Can an unmarried woman register a business in the same way as a man? YesNo restrictions could be located
Can a married woman register a business in the same way as a man? YesNo restrictions could be located
Can an unmarried woman open a bank account in the same way as a man? YesNo restrictions could be located
Can a married woman open a bank account in the same way as a man? YesNo restrictions could be located
Can an unmarried woman choose where to live in the same way as a man? YesNew Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990, Art. 18
Can a married woman choose where to live in the same way as a man? YesNew Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990, Art. 18
Can an unmarried woman confer citizenship to her children in the same way as a man? YesCitizenship Act, Art. 6
Can a married woman confer citizenship to her children in the same way as a man? YesCitizenship Act, Art. 6
Can an unmarried woman be "head of household" or "head of family" in the same way as a man? N/ANo restrictions could be located
Can a married woman be "head of household" or "head of family" in the same way as a man? N/ANo restrictions could be located
Division of responsibility within marriage  
Marriage entitles a spouse to parntership residence in order to fulfil the residence requirements for citizenship application.Can a married woman convey citizenship to her non-national spouse in the same way as a man?
YesCitizenship Amendment Act, 2005, Art. 7
Are married women required by law to obey their husbands? NoNo applicable provisions could be located
Do married couples jointly share legal responsibility for financially maintaining the family's expenses? YesFamily Proceedings Act, 1980, Art. 63