UNA NZ amplifies campaign for a gender-balances Cabinet in NZ

16 August 2020

Cabinet is our most senior level of decision-making in this country. All the vital issues being discussed every week by Cabinet shape everyone’s lives. Yet women make up just 30 percent of our Cabinet. Men have disproportionate power over decisions for the whole country, while women are consistently under-represented. Our campaign seeks to deconstruct this system of privilege and bias that advantages men.

We’re asking for a 50/50 gender-balanced Cabinet as a proactive step to lift more Kiwi women into leadership roles

We have capable and smart women available to do the job. That’s why NZ must take affirmative action to overcome structural barriers and make sure unconscious gender biases aren’t coming into play. A gender-balanced Cabinet is essential to the path toward an equal system of leadership where women will no longer be overlooked. 

Here's how you can support the campaign:


The United Nations Secretary-General has worked to ensure senior leadership n the United Nations is gender balanced. He has been ver outspoken about the need to support women in leadership and decision making. SDG 5 commits nations to achieving gender equality through a variety of targets.

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