Aotearoa was the first self-governing country in the world in which women achieved the right to vote. However, over 120 years on, gender equality has not yet been achieved here.
Key question: Why does gender inequality exist in Aotearoa, and what can we do to change this?
The social inquiry focus of this resource is exploring values, views, and perspectives.
Understand how formal and informal groups make decisions that impact on communities (Social sciences level 4)
Understand how economic decisions impact on people, communities, and nations (Social sciences level 5)
Key conceptual understandings
Gender biases influence economic decisions in ways that impact on people, communities, and our nation.
Decisions made by formal and informal groups reflect values and perspectives.
Key concepts: impact, economic decisions
In this resource, these conceptual understandings are explored using the context of gender inequality in the workplace, with a particular focus on unconscious bias and the gender pay gap. The resource supports students to understand that gender inequality has economic impacts at an individual, organisational, and national level.