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A Dunedin-based geologist has won the inaugural L’Oreal-UNESCO For Women in Science New Zealand Fellowship. Dr Christina Riesselman, based at Otago University, will use the $25,000 grant to research climate change since the last Ice Age.

Women's talents in the labour market are underutilised.

The Ministry of Justice is reviewing how the law responds to family violence.

Ministry for Women Chief Executive Jo Cribb says lessons from the Canterbury rebuild can assist other organisations to make better use of women’s skills.

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.

Public consultation has now closed on the New Zealand Government's draft National Action Plan

The Minister for Women Hon Louise Upston has presented New Zealand's National Statement at the 59th session of the Uni

The Ministry for Women has released a new report exploring what Māori women believe to be the ke

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.

There is already a shortage of trade workers, and the demand for trades labour will continue to grow. Half the working age population is female, but only one percent of plumbers, electricians and carpenters/ joiners are women.

The latest Household Labour Force Survey (September 2014) shows the employment growth is being led by wo

Over 200 guests were inspired by current women leaders in innovation, celebrated the 121st anniversary of women’s suffrage and had an opportunity to visit the National Library’s Leading Edge exhibition.

Louise Upston has been appointed Minister for Women. She is also Minister for Land Information and Associate Minister for Local Government and Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment.

The Ministry of Women’s Affairs recently handed back to whānau the photographs of Wāhine Māori taken as part of the 1995 Karanga: Nga Reo o ngā Wāhine Māori – Voices of Māori Women project.

The New Zealand gender pay gap is 9.9 percent (as measured by median hourly earnings as at June 2014 from the New Zealand Income Survey (NZIS)).

Women’s Affairs Minister Jo Goodhew has celebrated the 121st anniversary of women’s suffrage with an event recognising women leaders in innovation.

Women’s Affairs Minister Jo Goodhew has congratulated the winners of this year’s Diversity Awards. The winners of the 17th annual ANZ and Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) Trust Diversity Awards were announced in Auckland on 27 August 2014.

Women’s Affairs Minister Jo Goodhew has commended the Road Transport Forum for their Women in Road Transport Action Plan, which is geared at attracting more women to the sector.

Inspiring Action is a new quick reference of abstracts on ways to improve women’s career paths within organisations.

Women’s Affairs Minister Jo Goodhew has travelled to New York for the 58th United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).

Women’s Affairs Minister Jo Goodhew says the New Zealand economy will benefit when all organisations achieve greater diversity in their leadership roles.

Women’s Affairs Minister Jo Goodhew has welcomed news that a record number of women are participating in the labour market.

Women’s Affairs Minister Jo Goodhew opened a new photo exhibition at Parliament which showcases women in the construction industry.

Women’s Affairs Minister Jo Goodhew has commended Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (CPIT) for its inaugural Top Female Trade Student Award.

Women’s Affairs Minister Jo Goodhew has today congratulated the winners of the Women of Influence Awards, held for the first time last night.

Check out the speeches and photos from the Ministry's events to celebrate the 120th anniversary of women's suffrage in New Zealand.

Women’s Affairs Minister Jo Goodhew encouraged all New Zealanders to take action to improve the lives of women as she hosted a celebration of 120 years of women’s suffrage at Parliament.

Women’s Affairs Minister Jo Goodhew has launched new research which shows there is a pool of women who are available to assis

Women’s Affairs Minister Jo Goodhew today reinforced that diversity of talent within organisations, at all levels, will reap rewards.

Women’s Affairs Minister Jo Goodhew has today congratulated the winners of the inaugural Women in Governance Awards. 

Appointments to National Advisory Council on the Employment of Women

Women’s Affairs Minister Jo Goodhew today launched new research from the Electricity Supply Industry Training Organisation (ESITO) on how to attract and retain more women in their industry.

Women’s Affairs Minister Jo Goodhew is encouraging women in Canterbury to think laterally as they consider the career opportunities the region’s rebuild will provide.

Women’s Affairs Minister Jo Goodhew has presented the inaugural UN Women’s Empowerment Principles Benchmarking for Change Award to Andrew Thorburn and the Bank of New Zealand.

Women’s Affairs Minister Jo Goodhew has today announced New Zealand’s pledge under the UN Women initiative Commit.

Women’s Affairs Minister Jo Goodhew departs on Sunday on a trip to New York, Washington, DC and Toronto.  From 4-6 March she will attend the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).

Women’s Affairs Minister Jo Goodhew has welcomed the launch of the new Voluntary Code of Practice for Board Recruitment, developed by the 25 Percent Group, which supports improved practices in board recruitment.

Women’s Affairs Minister Jo Goodhew joined with the Institute of Directors in Auckland to celebrate the successful completion of its 2012 mentoring programme, and welcome a new intake of 27 women for 2013.

The Ministry's Annual Report for year ended 30 June 2012 is available here.

Women’s Affairs Minister Jo Goodhew is pleased that the New Zealand Income Survey out today shows the gender pay gap has reached an all-time low.

The State Services Commissioner, Iain Rennie, today announced the appointment of Dr Jo Cribb as the new Chief Executive of the Ministry of Women’s Affairs (MWA).

Traci Houpapa has been appointed Chair of the National Advisory Council on the Employment of Women (NACEW) and Galia BarHava-Monteith has been appointed Deputy Chair, Women’s Affairs Minister Jo Goodhew announced today.

Women’s Affairs Minister Jo Goodhew was saddened to hear of the passing of Jacqui Te Kani last night.

"The NZX’s new Diversity Listing Rule is a ground breaking step in New Zealand that the Ministry applauds," said Kim Ngarimu, Acting Chief Executive, Ministry of Women’s Affairs.

Sexual violence can have widespread and long-lasting adverse effects on health, relationships, employment and the well-being of our families and communities, says Women’s Affairs Minister Jo Goodhew.

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