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.

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What the Budget means for women

What the Budget means for women

By Jennifer Curtin, Suzy Morrissey and Sarah Bickerton Jennifer Curtin is the head of the Gender Responsive Analysis and Budgeting project, run out of the Public Policy Institute at the University of Auckland, with funding from MBIE, Suzy Morrissey is a Research...

Where does gender equality fit into the Budget?

Where does gender equality fit into the Budget?

Jennifer Curtin and Suzy Morrissey discuss how gender differences might impact the Government’s budget priorities *Originally published in Newsroom. Republished with permission. The Wellbeing Budget is a new initiative for New Zealand. However, asking states to go...

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