Close the Gap works in Scotland on women’s participation in the labour market.
We work with policymakers, employers and employees to influence and enable action to address the causes of women’s inequality at work.
Latest publicationsClose the Gap response to the Equalities and Human Rights Committee inquiry into the impact of COVID-19Close the Gap response to the EEFW Committee's inquiry into the impact of COVID-19 on business, workers and the economyGender & Inclusive Growth - Making inclusive growth work for women in ScotlandGender & Economic Recovery
From our blogFree webinar on gender and economic recoveryThink Business, Think Equality: New guidance for SMEs on supporting staff affected by domestic abuse during COVID-19Without an economy that works for women, there will be no economic recoveryEqually Safe at Work: new guidance on violence against women and work during COVID-19
- With 65+ orgs we’re calling on the UK Gov to #MakeWomenVisible as lockdown is lifted. Our asks address protecting women from a possible 2nd wave, the disproportionate impact on Black, Asian and ethnic minority mothers, improving the benefits system & more -bit.ly/38aNJBD 22 hours ago by fawcettsociety
- Without private 0-2/3 nursery provision, year round nursery provision and wraparound and holiday childcare throughout the schoolyears, women, upon whom childcaring is weighted, cannot do paid work or study.
Often being overlooked or an afterthought in COVID recovery planning. A new report has found that 1 in 3 nurseries (ENG) are at risk of folding due to the financial impact of #COVID19. If childcare provision is allowed to fall away progress towards #genderequality will fall away with it. Women need childcare to work theguardian.com/world/20… 1 day ago1 day ago by bolger_emma
- A new report has found that 1 in 3 nurseries (ENG) are at risk of folding due to the financial impact of #COVID19. If childcare provision is allowed to fall away progress towards #genderequality will fall away with it. Women need childcare to work theguardian.com/world/20… 1 day ago
- Early-years childcare provision is crucial for children's wellbeing & development, equally so for women's employment. If ELC providers collapse many women will be pushed into lower paid work or out of work altogether in order to meet their childcare needs theguardian.com/educatio… 2 days ago