Close the Gap newsround (10)

This weeks newsround includes articles from The Scotsman, the Guardian and others. Topics include occupational segregation, gender stereotyping and equal pay.


The Scotsman

Game plan to close gender gap in Scottish schools


The Guardian

Young women hardest hit in Mexico as unemployment continues to increase

BBC 'got it wrong on women'

Britain's boardrooms need more women, Cameron says

We need gender studies to battle inequality across the board

The Telegraph

Teenage girls: IT needs you Just 14 percent of QA apprentices last year were female

BBC News

David Cameron won't rule out women in boardrooms quotas

Sunderland Echo

Women win £30million equal pay fight

The Yorkshire Evening Post

It’s the business for women

50:50 inclusive democracy

Why the gender pay gap matters


Women and Work - Scottish Parliament

Tuesday 21 February, 2pm-4pm

Close the Gap will be participating in the Equal Opportunities Committee’s round-table session on Women and Work during Trade Union Week. Contact Ann Henderson at the STUC, (t) 0141 337 8100 for further information on how to register to attend.

International Women's Day - Women in Scotland 2012 - The Big Picture

Close the Gap will be speaking at Engender's Women in Scotland 2012 Conference being held on International Women's Day Wednesday 8 March in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh, 10am-4.30pm

The event is an opportunity to take part in discussions around; gender budgeting, occupational segregation, welfare reform and poverty, childcare, women in the economy and many more issues. For more details about this FREE event click on the link above.

Equality in Employment: Gender, Diversity and Inclusion in the Financial Service Sector

Thursday 8 March, London 12.30 – 16.30

The Equality and Human Rights Commission in collaboration with City HR Associates and the Financial Services Authority are holding an International Women’s Day Symposium to consider some of the challenging questions around progression and compensation of women in the finance industry.

Apprenticeships and Training Conference 2012

Thursday 29 March, Edinburgh

Emma Ritch, Project Manager at Close the Gap will be speaking at the Apprenticeship and Training Conference on gender stereotyping in educaiton and training and the impact on sustainable economic growth.

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