An anti-violence organisation says the Government's decision to appoint a Minister for Family and Sexual Violence is a huge step forward for the country.
Women's Refuge chief executive Ang Jury says Marama Davidson's new role as the Minister for the Prevention of Family and Sexual Violence is a turning point in history.
The Green Party co-leader will also become the Associate Minister of Housing with a focus on homelessness.
"I think it's amazing, to be honest. It's something that we've wanted for a long time," Dr Jury told Newshub. "I think it's a real demonstration of the Government's commitment to family violence and a minister nonetheless is a huge step forward for us."
Dr Jury said Davidson has all the right qualities for the job.
"There's absolutely no doubt about her commitment and her knowledge and understanding and empathy for people who have experienced violence," she said.
"She has a real gift for getting right to the nub of what the actual problem is so I think she's going to be great.
"She's strong and she has empathy, which I think are two of the primary things we are going to need. She's very clever as well."
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern established a cooperation agreement with the Green Party on Saturday. Green Party co-leaders James Shaw and Davidson have both been assigned ministerial portfolios outside of Cabinet.
"The Cooperation Agreement reflects the positive working relationship between our two parties and our areas of shared interest while respecting the mandate voters gave Labour to form a Government," Ardern said.
"It will deliver stability and cooperation in key policy areas while allowing the Greens to take an independent position from the Government on all other matters."
Shaw has also been appointed to the position of Minister of Climate Change and Associate Minister for the Environment, with a focus on biodiversity.