Ministry of Womens Affairs
The job of the Ministry is to:
- provide advice on policy solutions to improve the status of women
- recommend suitable women nominees for state sector boards
- manage New Zealand’s international obligations in relation to the status of women, in particular under the United Nations Convention for the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.
The work of the Ministry is guided by The Action Plan for New Zealand Women, a five-year whole-of-government plan launched in 2004.
The Ministry was established in 1984 and is the smallest core New Zealand government agency, with a staff of around 38 people.
On this site you will find information about the work of the Ministry and background information about the status of women in New Zealand.