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

Inspiring Women

"Women in roles of responsibility have a duty to speak up on behalf of the people we represent. And we have a right to be respected.” 

Here's how our Nominations Service helps women get appointed to positions on State sector boards or committees.

Scientist, mathematical modeller

Amy Van Wey Lovatt is no stranger to solving complex problems. In fact, as a career mathematician and academic, she specialises in doing just that. But her success is all the more remarkable considering where she started from.

Recent News & Events

A new directory that identifies opportunities for girls to get exposure to science, technology and engineering is now available.
A BETTER WORLD Vol 1 is a fully illustrated compilation of 80 UN countries' stories that show what they have done to empower women within the context of sustainable development.

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.