The Ministry for Women

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The Ministry for Women (Māori: Te Minitatanga mō ngā Wāhine) is the public service department of New Zealand charged with advising the government on policies and issues affecting women. It was formerly called the Ministry for Women's Affairs (MWA), but it was announced that the name would be changed to Ministry for Women in December 2014. The minister in charge of the department is the Minister for Women (previously Minister for Women's Affairs), currently Julie Anne Genter.[1]
Prior to the Ministry for Women's Affairs, there had been a ministerial post titled Minister for the Welfare of Women and Children (1949 to 1972), an adjunct to the Social Security portfolio.

Holder of Office

Name Term in Office Status
Ann Hercus26 July 1984 24 August 1987
Margaret Shields DCNZM24 August 1987 2 November 1990 Connected
Jenny Shipley2 November 1990 12 December 1996, 11 September 1997 26 August 1998
Christine Fletcher12 December 1996 11 September 1997
Georgina te Heuheu26 August 1998 10 December 1999, 12 November 2010 8 December 2010
Laila Harré10 December 1999 15 August 2002
Ruth Dyson15 August 2002 19 October 2005
Lianne Dalziel19 October 2005 5 November 2007
Stephanie Chadwick5 November 2007 19 November 2008
Pansy wong19 November 2008 12 November 2010
Hekia Parata8 December 2010 13 December 2011
Jo Goodhew13 December 2011 8 October 2014
Louise Upston8 October 2014 20 December 2016
Paula Bennett20 December 2016 26 October 2017
Julie Anne Genter26 October 2017 6 November 2020
Jan Tinetti6 November 2020 Incumbent


  1. Wikipedia contributors. (2019, September 26). Ministry for Women. In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 21:07, March 16, 2020, from

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