Ministry for Women

Phone: 
04 915 7112

The Ministry of Women’s Affairs,  Te Minitatanga mō ngā Wāhine,  is the Government’s principal advisor on achieving better results for women, and wider New Zealand. The Ministry has three priority areas: greater economic independence, more women in leadership and increased safety from violence. 

 The Ministry’s main responsibilities are: 

  • Policy advice on improving outcomes for women in New Zealand 
  • Managing New Zealand’s international obligations in relation to the status of women 
  • Providing suitable women nominees for appointment to state sector boards and committees 
  • Providing support services to the Minister of Women’s Affairs 

 

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Commissioned
1 Sep 2006
As part of its mandate to improve the economic independence of New Zealand women, the Ministry is interested in ensuring that information on wages and the costs of education and training in a range of occupations is available, so that young people are able to make informed choices about careers.