About this site

This site www.women.govt.nz is managed and maintained by the Ministry for Women.

Copyright material on the Ministry for Women website is protected by copyright owned by Ministry for Women on behalf of the Crown.

Unless indicated otherwise for specific items or collections of content (either below or within specific items or collections), this copyright material is licensed for re-use under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence. In essence, you are free to copy, distribute and adapt the material, as long as you attribute it to Ministry for Women and abide by the other licence terms. Please note that this licence does not apply to any logos, emblems and trade marks on the website or to the website's design elements. Those specific items may not be re-used without express permission.

For convenience and informational purposes only, this website provides links to other websites. These other sites may contain information that is the copyright of third parties and subject to restrictions on reuse. Permission to use copyrighted materials from other web sites must be obtained from the copyright owner and cannot be obtained from the Ministry for Women.

To view a copy of this licence, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/.

For any enquiries on copyright in the first instance please contact the Ministry for Women

Terms of use

The information available on or through this website is intended to provide general information to the public and all reasonable measures have been taken to ensure the quality and accuracy of the information available on or through this website.

The Ministry for Women neither endorses the information, content, presentation, or accuracy of such other websites, nor makes any warranty, express or implied, regarding these other websites. The contents of this website should not be construed as legal advice. Reference to any specific commercial product, process, or service whether by trade name, trademark, manufacture, or otherwise does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by the New Zealand government or the Ministry for Women.

Each page on this website must be read in conjunction with this disclaimer and any other disclaimer that forms part of it. The Ministry for Women may change, delete, add to, or otherwise amend information contained on this website without notice; and is not responsible for the content of other websites linked to or referenced from this website.

The Ministry for Women makes no warranty or representation, express or implied, as to continuity of service and reserves the right to suspend, terminate or otherwise alter access to some or all of the site's services at any time and without notice.

Transparency statement

This transparency statement explains how we collect, use and share information gathered about members of the public or other entities (directly or indirectly) in accordance with the Information gathering and public trust model standards of the Te Kawa Mataaho Public Service Commission. The Ministry for Women does not have any law enforcement, regulatory compliance responsibilities, and does not gather any information for these purposes.

The security of our premises is managed in accordance with our health and safety policy and in accordance with government procurement standards and government Protective Security Requirements. The security of our information is managed in accordance with our privacy and information management policies, and in compliance with the Privacy Act 2020, the Official Information Act 1982 and the Public Records Act 2005. The information we hold is used only for the purpose for which it is collected, or to satisfy government reporting requirements, or as otherwise advised, including as described in our privacy policy. Note where we have serious concerns regarding potential threats to the physical security of staff, or the security of information or places, we will engage an appropriate authority (such as the NZ Police).

Should we identify a need to gather information in scope of the model standards as prescribed by the Te Kawa Mataaho Public Service Commission in future, we will ensure compliance with Information gathering and public trust model standards and update this transparency statement. In gathering any information, we ensure that we act in accordance with the State Services Code of Conduct. This statement applies to information gathered by us, our contractors, or any other third parties engaged by us.


This privacy notice applies to personal information collected on the Ministry for Women's website: www.women.govt.nz.

Personal information is collected for email enquiries, for information for nominations services for subscription to the Ministry's e-newsletter.  The choice is with the user as to what information is disclosed. Any personal information that is submitted is held securely and will only be used for the intended purpose.

Any person submitting personal information has the right to request access to the information being held by the Ministry for Women, and to, as required, update or change the information by emailing info@women.govt.nz.

We take care to exercise our information gathering powers appropriately and meet our obligations under the Privacy Act 2020, State Sector Code of Conduct, and Information Gathering Model Standards at all times.

Any such information gathering must be approved according to our internal authorisation process. That process, and the related activities, are regularly reviewed to ensure compliance with the law, our internal policies, and our risk management requirements. This statement applies to information gathered by us, our contractors, or any other third parties engaged by us.

Information is stored and retained in accordance our Privacy Policy and Information Security Policy, and in compliance with the Privacy Act 2020 and the Public Records Act 2005.  If you have any enquiries about our information gathering activities, or believe we have not acted in accordance with this statement, you should contact us.