New Zealand

House of Representatives

Political system
Parliamentary system
Structure of parliament
Unicameral
IPU membership
Yes

Historical data on women

Data on women’s right to vote and to stand for election, the date at which the first woman entered parliament, and female Heads of State or Government

Women's suffrage

Year of first woman in parliament
1933

Notes: 1933: Before 1945 so no detailed entry

Year of first woman speaker
2005

Women’s right to vote

Women’s right to vote
1886
National or local
Local
Restricted or universal suffrage
No information available
Women’s right to vote
1893
National or local
National
Restricted or universal suffrage
Universal

Notes: All men except for Maori were granted the right to vote in 1852 with the Constitution Act; In 1886 women were granted the right to vote in local elections.

Women’s right to stand for election

Women's right to stand for election
1919
National or local
National
Restricted or universal
No information available

Historical data for IPU membership

Historical data for IPU membership
Year IPU membership
2020-09
List of values for 2020-09
No
2019-04
List of values for 2019-04
No
2018-06
List of values for 2018-06
No