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.

13
Apr

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

10
Mar

The Minister for Women Hon Louise Upston has presented New Zealand's National Statement at the 59th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.

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