Stats NZ to Develop Standardised Approach to Gender Identity

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Statistics NZ invites you to comment on developing a consistent way of measuring and using gender identity data.

This complex topic has waged much debate and whilst these discussions have happened Statistics NZ recognises there is no one universal definition standard for gender identity.

Statistics NZ’ concept is set out as below.

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‘The proposed concept of gender identity and definitions of related terms sets out definitions to help develop a consistent way of measuring and using gender identity data. It was developed by Statistics NZ in consultation with other government agencies, with advice from the Human Rights Commission.

The objective is to encourage central government agencies to move towards a standardised approach, but the resulting statistical standard will not make collecting gender identity information mandatory.’

Comments are accepted via this online form or in writing from Monday, 14 July through til 5pm Friday, 1 August 2014. For full details on how to submit your comments please visit the direct link here – http://www.stats.govt.nz

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