Minister for Women Hon Louise Upston has released the draft of New Zealand’s eighth periodic report on the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) for public consultation. The report outlines the progress the Government has made over the reporting period (March 2012 to March 2016) in improving outcomes for women and implementing the articles of CEDAW. It also addresses the 2012 Concluding Observations of the Committee.
Connecting women with opportunities to develop their skills.
Utilising women’s skills
Connecting skilled women with employers
Working to ensure women and girls are free from violence
Encouraging and developing women leaders
The Ministry for Women's Annual Report 2015/16 is now available. The report covers the Ministry's work in its key priority areas of: women's education and employment, increasing women in leadership; and increasing women's safety from violence.
Nominations for the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2016 are due to the Honours Unit by 24 December 2015. The New Zealand Royal Honours system gives recognition to people who have provided service and to those who have achieved at the highest level. Candidates must have made a significant contribution to their local community, their region, New Zealand as a whole, and/or internationally.