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.

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May

The participation rate of women on state sector boards and committees as at December 2014 was 41.7 percent. This is an increase from 41.1 percent in 2013. The Gender Stocktake of State Sector Boards and Committees is undertaken annually by the Ministry for Women (Ministry of Women’s Affairs). We count the Ministerial appointments to state sector boards and committees as at 31 December 2014. Read the full report.

13
Apr

Public consultation has now closed on the New Zealand Government's draft National Action Plan for the implementation of United Nations Security Council resolution 1325 relating to Women, Peace and Security. Submissions closed Wednesday 20 May 2015.

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