Aotearoa New Zealand has a longstanding commitment to promoting women’s rights and achieving gender equality. Over time, governments have developed a range of important policy initiatives to meet our obligations under the Convention for the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). Women’s activism and advocacy has been an important driver in this work.

However, gender equality for all is an unfinished project.

Gender analysis, and gender responsive budgeting, are tools that have significant potential to integrate diverse gender perspectives throughout the policy making process. Despite international support for the mainstreaming of both gender analysis and gender budgeting, New Zealand has yet to fully implement these tools.

Our Gender Responsive Analysis and Budgeting project (GRAB-NZ), housed at the University of Auckland’s Public Policy Institute, examines a range of data, methods and capability building strategies to identify ways to advance gender inclusive policy and improve the wellbeing of all women across Aotearoa New Zealand.

Here you will find more information about our team, our research and analysis, and updates on what is happening in New Zealand and overseas.

We are also keen to support the sharing of the gender focused policy advocacy work being undertaken by women’s groups around Aotearoa New Zealand.  Feel free to get in touch if you would like be involved.

Latest from GRAB-NZ

COVID-19 Timeline

‘Shovel ready’ found wanting for women

‘Shovel ready’ found wanting for women

The Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner, Saunoamaali'i Dr Karanina Sumeo is sounding warnings around gender inequalities in the Covid-19 economic response. She's asked the government for a 'please explain' as to why when women have been disproportionately...

Watch: Gender Impact Analysis Policy Forum 2

Watch: Gender Impact Analysis Policy Forum 2

Advancing Equal Pay and Women’s Economic Wellbeing post-COVID19 Recorded Wed 10 June 2020 Despite the passage of the Equal Pay Act in 1972, gender pay gaps remain an intractable feature of the New Zealand labour market. Compared to their male counterparts, women on...

Gender Impact Analysis Policy Forum 2

Gender Impact Analysis Policy Forum 2

Advancing Equal Pay and Women’s Economic Wellbeing post-COVID19 Wed 10 June 2020, 1-2pm Online Places are limited, so please register here for the event Despite the passage of the Equal Pay Act in 1972, gender pay gaps remain an intractable feature of the New Zealand...

‘Shovel ready’ found wanting for women

RNZ Nine to Noon 2 June 2020 Dr Sumeo discusses some of the concerns raised in our gender analysis of Budget 2020 regarding 'shovel-ready' projects. "The Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner, Saunoamaali'i Dr Karanina Sumeo is sounding warnings around gender...

The Gender Responsive Analysis and Budgeting Project is operated by the University of Auckland, under a contract funded by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

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