Ministry for Women

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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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Jun 2009
This paper summarises the results of a comprehensive literature review examining the barriers and supports for men’s greater participation in unpaid care.
Apr 2009
Review of the literature on men’s participation in unpaid care, prepared for the Department of Labour and the Ministry of Women’s Affairs, 2009.
Aug 2006
This document has two objectives: to explain the government’s vision for enhancing choices for parents and carers; and to outline the Choices Plan of Action to deliver this vision. International research shows that a range of government agencies and partners need to work together to enhance the choices of parents and carers. The agencies involved in developing the Choices Plan of Action...

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