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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Nov 2017
This qualitative research study presents young  New Zealanders’ experiences of digital harm in their own words. The research aims to better understand young people’s online behaviour and experiences of digital harm, provide a gendered understanding of digital harm, and identifies promising directions for providers to prevent and reduce digital harm, for parents and providers,...
It is tempting for policy-makers to subtract young mothers aged 15 to 24 from the NEET group, assuming young mothers have intentionally disengaged with employment, education and training due to their involvement in a caregiving role. This paper tests this assumption and identifies that not all NEET young mothers are out of the labour force by choice.  We find that nearly half of young...
Sep 2008
Report prepared for the Ministry of Women’s Affairs by the New Zealand Council for Educational Research, September 2008.
Jun 2007
This 2007 ERO report provides an overview of the quality of sexuality education programmes in Years 7-13. The report was commissioned by the Ministries of Women’s Affairs, Health, and Education.
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.

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