Good Place To Be a Girl

New Zealand is the best place in the Commonwealth to be born a girl, according to a study undertaken by Plan International and the Royal Commonwealth Society (RCS). New Zealand took the top spot in the 54-country ranking, followed by Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, Dominica and Seychelles. The study was based on eight factors including life expectancy, education, political participation, sport and pay equality, where New Zealand women earn 72 per cent of what men earn.


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Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta Charts a Course

Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta Charts a Course

The first Māori woman to be foreign minister, Nanaia Mahuta is an experienced lawmaker known for her deep roots in Māori tribal diplomacy, Charlotte Graham-McLay writes for The Washington Post. Mahuta…