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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Completed
2015
Primary prevention of violence against women is an approach that seeks to stop violence against women before it occurs in the first place.  It is an internationally emerging field of practice with a growing evidence base about what works.  However, research on how it is understood and how effective it is in diverse cultural contexts is limited.  Māori women are twice as likely...
Completed
Oct 2013
Increasing the safety of women, so they live without fear of violence, is a priority for the Ministry. The focus of primary prevention is on stopping violence against women and girls before it occurs so they have better futures and lives. Primary prevention is an emerging field of practice in New Zealand. This paper highlights growing international evidence that violence against women is...
Completed
Aug 2011
This research describes the kinds of initiatives that were perceived by community members and service providers as working well in refugee and migrant communities and the conditions that encourage them to flourish. The report presents two case studies of community initiatives addressing family violence in refugee and migrant communities.
Completed
Jul 2010
Speak Up, Seek Help, Safe Home. A review of literature on culturally appropriate interventions for intimate partner violence in ethnic communities.
Completed
Feb 2010
Indicators for Change: Tracking the progress of New Zealand women is a periodical report published by the Ministry of Women's Affairs that provides a snapshot of the current social and economic status of women in New Zealand. The indicators used measure a range of outcomes that relate to the government's high-level goals for women.

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