New Zealand Cabinet Becomes Gender Equal For First Time

New Zealand’s cabinet has become the most diverse one for the very first time. The country elected one of the most diverse parliaments in 2020, when then Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern increased the numbers of females and LGBT numbers. 

10 Women & 10 Men

From Wednesday, The cabinet will have an equal gender representation, of 10 female and 10 male members. The announcement was made following the appointment of MP Willow-Jean Prime as a cabinet minister by Prime Minister Chris Hipkins. According to Hipkins, the decision to appoint Prime was based on her expertise and experience in her current roles as a conservation and youth minister.

New Zealand, A Social Laboratory

Century old Foreign observers have regarded New Zealand “a social laboratory”, because of its progressive initiatives which are still evident to this day. It was the Ex-Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who revealed the empathetic side of New Zealand after the Christchurch attack. Since the days of her leadership, New Zealand have significantly worked on principles of diversity and more importantly, equality.

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