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.

Economic independence

Economic independence

We provide advice on increasing the opportunities for women to contribute to the workforce to the full extent of their skills and abilities.

Safety for women

Safety for women

We advise government agencies on how to ensure policies recognise the impacts of violence against women in New Zealand and work towards greater safety in the future.

Women in leadership

Women in leadership

We have developed specialist expertise in the area of women in leadership, including a nominations service for women on state sector boards and committees.

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Oct

The Ministry of Women’s Affairs recently handed back to whānau the photographs of Wāhine Māori taken as part of the 1995 Karanga: Nga Reo o ngā Wāhine Māori – Voices of Māori Women project. Whānau representatives of the 30 women featured came to Wellington  to collect and return the photos to their whānau.

"This was a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the taonga these women have contributed to our country,” said Jo Cribb, Ministry of Women’s Affairs’ Chief Executive.

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Oct

Louise Upston has been appointed Minister for Women. She is also Minister for Land Information and Associate Minister for Local Government and Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment.

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