About us

Close the Gap works in Scotland on women's participation in the labour market, and has been operating since 2001. We work with policymakers, employers and employees to influence and enable action to address the causes of women's inequality at work.


We operated as a partnership initiative until 2017 when we became a charity. We are governed by a board of trustees.

Related publications

Submission to Women and Equalities Committee inquiry into sexual harassmentSubmission to Women and Equalities Committee inquiry into sexual harassment Close the Gap's written submission to the UK Women and Equalities Committee inquiry into sexual harassment in the workplace.

The Gender Penalty: Exploring the causes and solutions to Scotland's gender pay gapThe Gender Penalty: Exploring the causes and solutions to Scotland's gender pay gap This paper presents research which looks at the causes of Scotland’s gender pay gap, and how the causes have changed.

Women's sector response to the Gender Recognition Act consultationWomen's sector response to the Gender Recognition Act consultation Close the Gap worked with Engender, Scottish Women's Aid, Rape Crisis Scotland, Zero Tolerance and Equate Scotland to produce a joint response to the Scottish Government consultation on proposed changes to the Gender Recognition Act.

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