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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Mar 2010
A working paper prepared by the Ministry of Women’s Affairs, March 2010.
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.
Dec 2009
Analysis of comparative data from both the 2001 and 2006 Census of Population and Dwellings on mothers’ labour force participation, 2009.
Oct 2009
The report provides an overview of the four research reports of the sexual violence research project "Strong and Safe Communities – Effective Interventions for Adult Victim/Survivors of Sexual Violence‟ (2009). 
Sep 2009
The aim of this study, commissioned by the Ministry of Women's Affairs, was to assess attrition in relation to adult sexual violation cases: what proportion and type of cases drop out at each stage of the criminal justice process.
Jun 2009
This paper summarises the results of a comprehensive literature review examining the barriers and supports for men’s greater participation in unpaid care.
Apr 2009
Review of the literature on men’s participation in unpaid care, prepared for the Department of Labour and the Ministry of Women’s Affairs, 2009.
This publication looks at evidence showing that women can add a competitive edge to company boards. It was a joint initiative between Business New Zealand, The Institute of Directors in New Zealand, and the Ministry of Women's Affairs, published in 2009.
Sep 2008
Report prepared for the Ministry of Women’s Affairs by the New Zealand Council for Educational Research, September 2008.

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