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Passing equal pay legislation, delivering record pay settlements for female dominated workforces and requiring public sector agencies to develop plans to close the gender pay gap are just some of the steps the Government is taking to ensure women are paid fairly says Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter.

Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter announced $6.2million funding for progressing the Crown’s engagement with the Waitangi Tribunal’s Mana Wāhine Kaupapa Inquiry, while speaking to the Federation of Māori Authorities Huihuinga Wāhine (Māori Women’s Leadership Conference) in Auckland today. 

Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter has launched Bringing Gender In, a new online tool to assist policy advisors explore the gender impacts of any policy as they move through the policy process.

Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter has announced that 2018 has seen a record level of women on state sector boards.

“This Government is committed to having more women in leadership roles. We have increased women on boards to a record level 47.4 percent for 2018, up from 45.7 percent in 2017” says Julie Anne Genter.

Women who aren’t paid the same as men for similar jobs will be given the tools to make a pay equity claim as the Wellbeing Budget delivers a practical solution to gender discrimination in the workplace.   Mi

Come and join Minister for Women, Julie Anne Genter MP, and Wellington Deputy Mayor, Jill Day, for a lunchtime bike ride to celebrate International Women's Day.

New research from New Zealand online safety organisation Netsafe, who the Ministry for Women has partnered with on prior research into the gendered nature of digital harm, reveals that five percent of Kiwi adults have been the victim of image-based sexual abuse online, and that the issue spans across generations.

The Ministry for Women's gender pay gap data was not included in the State Services Commission's Public Service Workforce Data results, r

The next step of the Gender Pay Action Plan was launched today by Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter, with seven public service agencies committing to flexible work pilots.

The Ministry for Women is seeking expressions of interest from interested individuals, academics, and representatives of non-government organisations to join the official New Zealand Government delegation to the 63rd session of the United Nations' Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).

The Ministry's strategic intentions for the next four years were released in our Statement of Intent : Our approach for 2018-2022 alongside our Annual report for the year ending 30 June 2018.

Acting Minister for Women, Hon Eugenie Sage, gifts Parliament a portrait of prominent Māori suffragist Meri Te Tai Mangakāhia.

On the 125th anniversary of the day New Zealand made history with women’s suffrage, the Government has introduced legislation that makes history for women’s pay, say the Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety Iain Lees-Galloway and Acting Minister for Women Eugenie Sage.

Hon Eugenie Sage, Acting Minister for Women, today announced 42 successful applicants for the Suffrage 125 Community Fund, at the Kate Sheppard Memorial in Christchurch.

The Ministry of Justice is asking for feedback from practitioners in the family and sexual violence sectors about information sharing.

At least half of the senior leaders in the public sector will be women by the end of 2019, and workplaces will be flexible “by default” are among goals in an Action Plan to eliminate the public service gender pay gap.

The Minister for Women Hon Julie Anne Genter and Under-Secretary for Justice Jan Logie (Domestic and Sexual Violence Issues) have welcomed United Nations recommendations to take more action on progress for women.

A report highlighting the barriers some single mothers face returning to work and navigating the benefit system shows the need for the Government welfare overhaul that has already begun, says Hon Julie Anne Genter, Minister for Women.

Membership of all state sector boards will be evenly represented by women and men by 2021, Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter announced today.

The Government has reached a major milestone in its commitment to eliminate the gender pay gap in the public service, as new Gender Pay Principles are launched, State Services Minister Chris Hipkins and Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter said to

People across Aotearoa New Zealand can now apply for funding to celebrate 125 years of voting for women through the Suffrage 125 Community Fund.

People across Aotearoa New Zealand will soon be able to apply for funding to celebrate 125 years of voting for women, the Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter announced today.

New research by the Ministry for Women and online safety organisation Netsafe highlights rates of harmful online communications received by young New Zealanders in the last 12 months.

The examination of New Zealand’s eighth periodic report on the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) is scheduled for

"I congratulate Kristine on this wonderful recognition. It is indisputable that Kristine has made New Zealand a better place for women." - Hon Julie Anne Genter, Minister for Women.

Hon Julie Anne Genter, Minister for Women, welcomes 3,800 mental health and support workers being included in a pay equity settlement announced today. “Paying women fairly is important and I am delighted with today’s announcement,”

Hon Julie Anne Genter, Minister for Women, is encouraging organisations to celebrate the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage with events and activities.

Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety, Iain Lees-Galloway, and Minister for Women, Julie Anne Genter, are reconvening the Joint Working Group on Pay Equity Principles as the next step in pay equity for New Zealand women.

The Briefing to the Incoming Minister offers an overview of the Women portfolio.

Minister for Women Hon Julie Anne Genter has today released a new research report looking at young New Zealanders’ experiences of

The Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety, Iain Lees-Galloway, and the Minister for Women, Julie Anne Genter, on Wednesday reaffirmed the new Government’s commitment to halting the Employment (Pay Equity and Equal Pay) Bill 

The Ministry for Women's

Julie Anne Genter (right), of the Green Party, was sworn in by Governor General Dame Patsy Reddy as the

Hon Paula Bennett, Minister for Women, has today welcomed a reduction in the gender pay gap of almost three percentage points.

Hon Paula Bennett, Minister for Women, has today released guidance for employers about actions they can take to close

For the first time the proportion of women on New Zealand state-sector boards is above 45 percent, increasing from 43.4 percent in 2015 to 45.3 percent in 2016.

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.

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Tomorrow, 8 March, New Zealand joins with other countries on International Women’s Day to support initiatives that are creating a better working world for women says Ministry for Women Acting Chief Executive Margaret Retter.

The Ministry for Women has today published new research – undertaken by Auckland University of Technology for the Ministry for Women – that identifies what’s driving the gender pay gap which still sits at 12 percent.

The Ministry's Briefing to the Incoming Minister (BIM) has been published.

A new directory that identifies opportunities for women and girls to get exposure to science, technology and engineering is now available.  The directory identifies initiatives,

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.

The Government has announced it will amend the Equal Pay Act and the Employment Relations Act to implement recommendations of the Joint Working Group on Pa

New research suggests that around two-thirds of the gender pay gap is ‘unexplained’. 

The New Zealand gender pay gap has risen to 12 percent (as measured by median hourly earnings as at June 2016 from the New Zealand Income Survey (NZIS)).

Hon Louise Upston, Minister for Women, has named the new members of the reformed National Advisory Council on the Employment of Women (‘the Council’).

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