One of our top priorities is to close the gender pay gap. We believe men and women should be paid the same for doing the same job.

New Zealand currently has the lowest pay gap in the OECD – but that’s not enough. We want to eliminate it altogether.

National has a track record of backing women, with 45 per cent of senior leadership positions in the public sector held by women, and we are challenging the private sector to lift its game.

Women are participating in the economy more with the highest ever labour force participation rate.

More women are training and working in traditionally male dominated fields such as engineering and technology, but we need to lift that further.

We are reducing rates of family and sexual violence and we are backing families through better public services, better healthcare for mothers and their children, more paid parental leave and more flexible workplaces.