Gender, Intersectionality and Good Governance
Gender Responsive Analysis and Budgeting Project
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.
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.