Gender Responsive Analysis and Budgeting Aotearoa New Zealand
Aotearoa New Zealand has a longstanding commitment to promoting women’s rights and achieving gender equality, with women’s activism and advocacy being important drivers in this work, and governments developing important policy initiatives to meet obligations under the Convention for the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). However, gender equality is an unfinished project.
Gender analysis and gender-responsive budgeting tools have significant potential to integrate diverse gender perspectives throughout policy-making processes. 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 data, methods and capability-building strategies to advance gender-inclusive policy and improve the wellbeing of women across Aotearoa New Zealand.
We are eager to support the sharing of the gender-focused policy advocacy work being undertaken by women’s groups around Aotearoa New Zealand. Please contact us if you are interested.
Jennifer Curtin, Komathi Kolandai, Oluwakemi Igiebor and Suzy Morrissey respond to Budget 2022 in the Conversation.
All budgets are about economics and politics, and 2022’s was no different. The Labour government continued its economic rebuild through commitments to infrastructure and industry, low- and middle-income earners’ living costs, and the successful implementation of signature reforms in health and climate.
Around the world, Covid-19 has exposed and deepened existing social inequities. Frontline workers are typically low-paid and often from disadvantaged groups. Women have borne the brunt of caring responsibilities during the pandemic, which has negatively affected their careers. The shift to online technologies has highlighted the digital divide within countries and globally. As we look to the future, how can we reduce inequities in Aotearoa? This panel discussion will explore how the pandemic has exposed inequities in Aotearoa and examine how we can bring about change.
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