The Ministry for Women, Minitatanga mō ngā Wāhine, is the Government’s principal advisor on achieving better outcomes for women in New Zealand.

Economic independence

Economic independence

We provide advice on increasing the opportunities for women to contribute to the workforce to the full extent of their skills and abilities.

Safety for women

Safety for women

We advise government agencies on how to ensure policies recognise the impacts of violence against women in New Zealand and work towards greater safety in the future.

Women in leadership

Women in leadership

We have developed specialist expertise in the area of women in leadership, including a nominations service for women on state sector boards and committees.

26
Feb

The Ministry for Women has released a new report exploring what Māori women believe to be the key factors to keeping them and their whānau safe from ever becoming victims of violence.  Primary prevention of violence against women is an approach that seeks to stop violence against women before it occurs in the first place.  It is an internationally emerging field of practice with a growing evidence base about what works.  However, research on

01
Dec

Minister for Women Louise Upston has announced a name change for the Ministry of Women’s Affairs, which will represent the Ministry’s work in a more modern way.

“In October the Prime Minister announced new names for several portfolios and following on from this, I am pleased to announce that from today the Ministry of Women’s Affairs will officially be the Ministry for Women.

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