Ministry for Women
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