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
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. 
Completed
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. 
Commissioned
9 Aug 2011
A report by Goldman Sachs on the use of women's and men's talents across the economy.
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.
Commissioned
Aug 2010
This report provides an overview of what is known in Aotearoa/New Zealand, particularly Māori perspectives, and internationally, on sexual coercion/violence, resilience and healthy relationships, particularly for indigenous peoples, with an overall focus on rangatahi and rangatahi wahine.
Completed
Jul 2010
The Ministry of Social Development led a cross-agency and cross-sector research programme that looked at changes in the rate of sole parenthood, sole parent employment and poverty, and at sole parents’ mental health and criminal victimisation. It has also offered insights into approaches that help based on interviews with a group of young women who parented in their teens. The experiences of...
Completed
Jul 2010
Speak Up, Seek Help, Safe Home. A review of literature on culturally appropriate interventions for intimate partner violence in ethnic communities.
Commissioned
Jun 2010
A report on identifying emerging industries, prepared by AUT University for the Ministry of Women’s Affairs, June 2010.
Commissioned
Jun 2010
A report to the Ministry of Women’s Affairs, June 2010

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