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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Jul 2008
A report produced by the Ministry of Women’s Affairs and the Ministry of Economic Development, 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.
Aug 2006
This document has two objectives: to explain the government’s vision for enhancing choices for parents and carers; and to outline the Choices Plan of Action to deliver this vision. International research shows that a range of government agencies and partners need to work together to enhance the choices of parents and carers. The agencies involved in developing the Choices Plan of Action...

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