Close the Gap newsround (11)

This week's newsround includes articles on occupational segregation, gender stereotyping and equal pay.


The Courier - Tayside and Fife

Low-paid workers win right to have backdated wages claim heard at tribunal


The Guardian

Equality: coalition is missing the point about women

Women chefs on how they chopped to the top

Women at work: edging towards equality

Can David Cameron be made to understand what women want?

Bafta awards: British women vie for writing prizes

The Independent

Women swelling the ranks of the jobless

The Telegraph

Women and young bear brunt of rise in unemployment, says think tank IPPR

Bury Times
Equal pay appeal hearing will go ahead


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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