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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.

  • fawcettsociety profile imageWith 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 Twitter embedded image 22 hours ago by fawcettsociety
  • bolger_emma profile imageWithout 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.
    closethepaygap profile imageA 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
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  • closethepaygap profile imageA 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
  • closethepaygap profile imageEarly-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
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