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’).

Minister for Women Louise Upston has submitted the Government’s latest report to the United Nations on New Zealand’s efforts to elimi

The gender stocktake 2015 shows women’s participation rate at 43.4 percent on State sector boards and committees as at 31 December 2015, up from 41.7 perc

Women in New Zealand are slowly but surely making inroads into industries that were previously closed to them. Are you leading gender change in your organisation?

The inaugural Women in Public Sector Summit 2016 will see a diverse range of people come together to gain insight to navigating the Context, Connections and Challenges involved in fulfilling their career aspirations. 

This new report A malu i 'āiga, e malu fo'i i fafo: Protection for the family, protection for all,

Minister for Women Hon Louise Upston has released the draft of New Zealand’s eighth periodic report on the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms

The Ministry for Women's Annual Report 2015/16 is now available.

The New Zealand Government, led by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Police and Ministry for Women, has developed a

The New Zealand gender pay gap is 11.8 percent (as measured by median hourly earnings as at June 2015 from the New Zealand Income Survey (NZIS)).

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 Actio

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

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.