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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Apr 2014
This bibliography is a quick reference of abstracts on ways to improve women’s career paths within organisations. We have referenced 117 items, organised them into seven topic areas, and provided a brief summary of each item. Articles covering more than one topic have been included in each relevant area. Building on the research used on Realising the opportunity,we have included other...
30 May 2013
This research seeks to actively honour, celebrate the contributions, and affirm the mana of Māori women chief executive officers. 
This research, by ESITO, shares the stories of nine women in the electricity supply industry. The aim of the research is to gain a better understanding of how the electricity supply industry can develop strategies for a more diverse workforce.
May 2012
This report, prepared by the EEO Trust for the Ministry of Women's Affairs details case studies of six New Zealand companies' work on gender diversity. 
Nov 2011
This study was to understand what employers were currently doing in New Zealand to attract and retain women in male-dominated trades and to learn more about the benefits of having women in what have been traditionally male-dominated industries. 
9 Aug 2011
A report by Goldman Sachs on the use of women's and men's talents across the economy.
Jun 2010
A report on identifying emerging industries, prepared by AUT University for the Ministry of Women’s Affairs, June 2010.

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