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 publicationsWorking Paper 22 - Gender Pay Gap StatisticsClose the Gap Briefing for Scottish Government Debate - International Women's Day 2021Close the Gap briefing for Members’ Debate: The impact of COVID-19 on Women in the EconomyClose the Gap response to Scottish Employment Injuries Council Bill
From our blogCOVID-19 has put health and safety at the heart of fair work, but women’s needs remain under-researched, under-reported and under-compensatedGender equality can help employers to weather the Covid-19 stormThe Gender Pay Gap Manifesto: the 2021 Scottish Parliament elections are an opportunity to realise fair work for women 16 days of activism: Recognising the impact of Covid-19 on women’s experience of gender-based violence.
- In yesterday's #IWD2021 debate, @GailRossSNP eloquently highlighted the barriers women face in reconciling elected office and family life in her final speech in parliament. We'd like to thank Gail for her continued advocacy for gender equality and support for #EquallySafeatWork. 1 day ago
- Sexual harassment is a workplace issue, yet fewer than half of FTSE 100 companies published an anti-sexual harassment policy last year. FTSE 100 companies lag peers on anti-sexual harassment policies on.ft.com/3bjlML3 2 days ago1 day ago by MonicaLennon7
- 46% of mothers who have lost their job during the pandemic sited childcare as the reason, starting discussion on what the long-term impacts are and what we need to consider for #ScotlandRecovery 1 day ago by SWBG
- This will be my day today - chairing this all day session on the hugely important issue of women,covid and #scotlandrecovery for @HolyroodEvents as @WiSEResearch. Speakers from @SWBG @EngenderScot @OPFS @closethepaygap @WEScotland @weallscotland @EquateScotland @ScotGovFairer. 1 day ago by angelao44