We work with a wide range of policymakers working around the labour market, skills and education to influence and ensure that the development of policy considers the barriers that women face in entering and progressing at work.
Ensuring that your policies, programmes and services consider the needs of both women and men will advance women’s equality in the labour market.
In this section, you'll find information on:
Gender Equality Pays: The economic case for addressing women's labour market inequality This paper presents research into the link between gender equality and economic benefit.
How networks and mentoring can address occupational segregation: What policymakers can learn from WiRES This report summarises the evidence gathered from a Close the Gap project which developed the WiRES network.
MSP briefing for IWD parliamentary debate A briefing for MSPs for the parliamentary debate on International Women's Day 2017, the theme of which is women in the changing world of work.
Public sector equality duty: Guidance for reporting on gender and employment This guidance provides information to help Scottish public authorities meet the public sector equality duty as it relates to gender and employment.
Response to the consultation on the Equally Safe draft delivery plan Close the Gap's response to the Scottish Government consultation on the Equally Safe draft delivery plan.
Response to the social security consultation Close the Gap's response to the Scottish Government consultation on the future of social security.
Securing Women's Futures: using Scotland's new social security powers to close the gender equality gap This joint report, produced with Engender, Scottish Women's Aid, Scottish Refugee Council and Carers Scotland, summarises why and how women are affected by social security policy and sets out ways in which new powers can be engaged to increase women’s equality in Scotland.
Women and Work: What comes next in a post-referendum Scotland? Close the Gap Working Paper 13 gives an overview of the implications for women and work in the context of the Scottish independence referendum.