Gender Equity Division

The Honourable Caroline Wawzonek is the Minister Responsible for the Status of Women. The Minister represents the Northwest Territories in the federal-provincial-territorial forum of Status of Women Ministers.

The Gender Equity division is responsible for advancing women’s equality issues both within and outside of the NWT by maintaining close contacts with women’s group and agencies such as the Status of Women’s Council of the NWT and Native Women’s Association of the NWT and the Federal/Provincial/Territorial Status of Women’s Senior Officials. This ensures that women’s equality issues are taken into consideration during government decision-making and that the GNWT responds quickly and effectively to concerns raised by women’s groups and agencies at the Territorial and national level.