The Ministry for Women, Minitatanga mō ngā Wāhine, works to improve lives for New Zealand women.

Inspiring Women

We remember Dr Teresia Teaiwa, Director of Va’aomanū Pasifika at Victoria University - activist, author, feminist, poet, and renowned scholar - who passed away on 21 March 2017.

The Ministry for Women would like to take this opportunity and e maumahara ana one of New Zealand’s most inspiring sporting greats, Tania Dalton who died on 1 March 2017. 

"Women in roles of responsibility have a duty to speak up on behalf of the people we represent. And we have a right to be respected.” 

Recent News & Events

Hon Jo Goodhew has delivered New Zealand's National Statement at the Sixtieth-First Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.
On 8 March, New Zealand celebrates International Women’s Day and supports initiatives that are creating a better working world for women.

Women at work

The Council

Read about the National Advisory Council on the Employment of Women (The Council).

Research and publications

Read the latest resources and publications.