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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Research projects

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Commissioned
Mar 2017
The research report Empirical evidence of the gender pay gap in New Zealand  (led by Professor Gail Pacheco from AUT) tells us about the factors behind the gender pay gap and helps us focus our efforts. It is the first comprehensive update of the factors behind the national gender pay gap since 2003.
Completed
28 Feb 2017
Effect of motherhood on pay – methodology and full results presents the methodology and analysis we used in our investigation of a ‘motherhood penalty’ in New Zealand. It is intended for those interested in the technical details behind the findings we present in Effect of motherhood on pay – summary of results.  
Completed
Aug 2015
Getting it done shares what the Ministry and its Canterbury partners have learnt over the past two years. Following the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes, data showed a significant negative impact on women’s employment in Canterbury. This report discusses how the work of the Ministry and its partners has led to increasing numbers of women training and working in trades in Canterbury. This report...
Completed
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...
Completed
Mar 2014
This paper looks at improving the economic independence of women with low or no qualifications; women who are not in education, training or employment; and Māori and Pacific women.
Completed
2014
This paper proposes that work cultural changes are needed to increase opportunities for women to achieve at the highest level, and stop them from dropping out of the ‘leadership pipeline’. The research identifies three barriers to women continuing to advance their careers at the same rate as men. These barriers have been identified as:  unconscious bias against women taking up...
Commissioned
Jan 2013
This report, prepared by NZIER, describes the drivers of changes in the economic returns to women’s skills over the past 30 years and considers how these drivers may affect returns to women’s skills over the next 10 to 15 years. The Ministry of Women’s Affairs undertook research in 2011 and 2012 to identify the economic returns from women’s skills both now and into the future. This...
Commissioned
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. 
Commissioned
9 Aug 2011
A report by Goldman Sachs on the use of women's and men's talents across the economy.
Commissioned
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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