What we do

The Ministry of Women’s Affairs, Te Minitatanga mō ngā Wāhine, is the Government’s principal advisor on achieving better outcomes for women in New Zealand. The Ministry has three priority areas: greater economic independence, more women in leadership and increased safety from violence. 

Info and resources

Read more about our work and the resources we have available.

Et Tū Ake! Stand Tall and Proud
Current thinking on primary prevention of violence against women
Canterbury research report 2013 - a snapshot of the findings, Canterbury research report 2013
Cross-sector Governance Map

Latest news

Read the latest news and media releases from the Ministry of Women’s Affairs.


Women’s Affairs Minister Jo Goodhew has travelled to New York for the 58th United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).


Women’s Affairs Minister Jo Goodhew says the New Zealand economy will benefit when all organisations achieve greater diversity in their leadership roles.

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