In July 2018 the Committee released its concluding observations on New Zealand's eighth periodic report [CEDAW/C/NZL/CO/8]. Along with a number of positive observations, the Committee made some recommendations for further action.

It asked New Zealand to provide, within two years, follow-up written information on the steps undertaken to implement its four recommendations relating to the resourcing of the Human Rights Commission (HRC}, and its jurisdiction in relation to migrant workers; a strategy to combat gender­ based violence against women, including women with disabilities; decriminalisation of abortion; and access to justice in the Family Court system.

The information below discusses the measures taken to date to implement these recommendations.