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

Inspiring Women

“Be strong in yourself. Be prepared to look at different things. Say yes to all opportunities, even ones that seem crazy!"

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. 

Recent News & Events

On 18 April 2017, the Government announced a $2 billion pay equity settlement for 55,000 care and support workers in New Zealand's aged and disability residential care, and home and community support services around the country.
The latest edition of Pānui, the Ministry's quarterly newsletter, is now online.

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.