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.

Inspiring Action (2014)
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 congratulated the winners of this year’s Diversity Awards. The winners of the 17th annual ANZ and Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) Trust Diversity Awards were announced in Auckland on 27 August 2014.


Women’s Affairs Minister Jo Goodhew has commended the Road Transport Forum for their Women in Road Transport Action Plan, which is geared at attracting more women to the sector.

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