Public agencies and NGOs working for women and gender equity.

Public agencies and NGOs often publish very useful resources related to issues and campaigns that align with the TEU Gender Equity Strategy. Explore the sites below for information and resources that might be useful in your mahi for union women.

Ministry for Women, Te Minitatanga mō ngā Wāhine

The Ministry for Women, Te Minitatanga mō ngā Wāhine, is the Government’s principal advisor on achieving better results for women, and wider New Zealand. The Ministry has four priority areas: more women in education and training; utilising women’s skills; more women in leadership and keeping women free from violence.

The Ministry provides policy advice on improving outcomes for women, manages our international reporting obligations for women, assists state sector boards and committees to find suitable women nominees, and provides support services to the Minister for Women.

Workplace Gender Equality Agency

The Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WEGA) is an Australian Government statutory agency created by the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012.

The Agency is charged with promoting and improving gender equality in Australian workplaces. Their site is full of information about gender equity statistics and programmes in the Australian context. Much of this work can shed light on what might be happening in the Aotearoa context.

UN Women

UN Women is the only global agency dedicated to the empowerment of women delivering programmes for women and girls. UN Women has five priority areas of intervention:

  • Increasing women’s leadership and participation
  • Ending violence against women
  • Engaging women in all aspects of peace and security processes
  • Enhancing women’s economic empowerment
  • Making gender equality central to national development planning and budgeting

UNWomen National Committee Aotearoa NZ

The UN Women National Committee Aotearoa New Zealand exists to mobilise support for UN Women’s work and builds strategic relationships with companies who we believe are committed to this agenda.

In New Zealand and the Pacific, the UN Women National Committee Aotearoa New Zealand advocate for women’s empowerment, raising awareness of the issues affecting women around the world. The committee also raises money to fund UN Women projects, and lobby the New Zealand government to support UN Women’s initiatives.

How to get involved: