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Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter welcomes leaders in the private sector taking action on closing their gender pay gaps to ensure a fairer workplace for all New Zealanders.

Passing equal pay legislation, delivering record pay settlements for female dominated workforces and requiring public sector agencies to develop plans to close the gender pay gap are just some of the steps the Government is taking to ensure women are paid fairly says Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter.

Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter announced today that 2018 has seen a record level of women on state sector boards.

The Government has made good progress towards eliminating the gender pay gap in starting salaries for the same roles in the public service, Minister of State Services, Chris Hipkins and Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter announced today.

Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter delivered New Zealand’s National Statement at the 63rd Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations in New York.

Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter is celebrating the value of unpaid work to celebrate International Women’s Day 2019.

The Public Service Workforce Data 2018 report released today shows improvements for women in the public service, says Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter.

The next step of the Gender Pay Action Plan was launched today by Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter, with seven public service agencies committing to flexible work pilots.

The number of chief executives in public service departments has for the first time exceeded 50 per cent.

Today marks 125 anniversary of women in Aotearoa/New Zealand voting for the first time and celebrates the progress made for women, Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter says.

On the 125th anniversary of the day New Zealand made history with women’s suffrage, the Government has introduced legislation that makes history for women’s pay, say the Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety Iain Lees-Gallo

“Today marks the 125th anniversary for women winning their right to vote in Aotearoa New Zealand,” Acting Minister for Women Eugenie Sage said.

Acting Minister for Women Eugenie Sage today announced 42 successful applicants for the Suffrage 125 Community Fund, at the Kate Sheppard Memorial in Christchurch.

“The Government continues its strong commitment to improve pay for New Zealand women,” says Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter after the release of the latest national gender pay gap figure by Stats NZ.

At least half of the senior leaders in the public sector will be women by the end of 2019, and workplaces will be flexible “by default” are among goals in an Action Plan to eliminate the public service gender pay gap, launched today.

The Minister for Women Hon Julie Anne Genter and Under-Secretary for Justice Jan Logie (Domestic and Sexual Violence Issues) today welcomed United Nations recommendations to take more action on progress for women.

A report highlighting the barriers some single mothers face returning to work and navigating the benefit system shows the need for the Government welfare overhaul that has already begun, Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter says.

Membership of all state sector boards will be evenly represented by women and men by 2021, Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter announced today.

The Government has reached a major milestone in its commitment to eliminate the gender pay gap in the public service, as new Gender Pay Principles are launched tonight, State Services Minister Chris Hipkins and Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter said today.

The Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter has today outlined her plans prior to and following the birth of her baby.

People across Aotearoa New Zealand will soon be able to apply for funding to celebrate 125 years of voting for women, the Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter announced today.

Associate Transport Minister and Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter will travel to Leipzig, Germany on Sunday to attend the International Transport Forum Summit and a Women Mobilise Women conference.

Opportunities and challenges for rural women was the key theme of New Zealand’s National Statement at the Sixty-Second Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW 62) delivered today in New York.

Hon Julie Anne Genter, Minister for Women, leaves today to lead the New Zealand Government Delegation at the Sixty-Second Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).