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 publicationsAn Unequal Burden - How Covid-19 has affected women’s employment, financial security and unpaid work.Close the Gap supplementary evidence for the Economy and Fair Work Committee on the Scottish Government's Retail StrategyClose the Gap briefing for the Social Justice and Social Security Committee - Low-income and debtClose the Gap briefing for Scottish Government Debate: Long Covid
From our blogWe're hiring!Equally Safe at Work launches in NHS boards, and the third sectorAn Unequal Burden: New briefing outlines how Covid-19 has affected women’s employment, financial security and unpaid work.The Child Poverty Delivery Plan maintains a strong focus on work and earnings, but the need to address women’s poverty is less visible
- It's great to see Scotland being the first country in the world to create the right to free sanitary products🙌 The Period Products Act is an important step to fight #periodpoverty & improving working environments for women in Scotland. Read more here bbc.in/3w6LWL3 7 hours ago
- 📢 We are hiring a new Programme Officer! We’re looking for an enthusiastic person to work on Equally Safe at Work, our employer accreditation programme, in NHS boards & the third sector. Find out more & apply here!👉 closethegap.org.uk/jobs/… 1 day ago
- Our webinar on menopause & the workplace is now sold out! We're keen to ensure no-one misses out. We'll be recording the session & sharing afterwards, & we're also opening a waitlist for the webinar. Email us at email@example.com to add your name to the list for either.
- Alongside more than 120 groups, we've called on @scotgov to double the Scottish child bridging payments. This would be an effective way of getting more cash support to women and their children, helping families to stay afloat. #BridgeTheGap bit.ly/3JWCIGJ 1 day ago