Close the Gap relaunches as charity
Today, Close the Gap is relaunching as a registered Scottish charity. The focus of our work will not change – we will continue to work with policymakers, employers and trade unions to ensure that policies, programmes and services consider the needs of women, and to tackle the causes of the gender pay gap. Becoming a charity provides us with the opportunity to expand that work, and at a time when employment rights are under threat with the impending Brexit, and when we are seeing an increasing pushback on women’s rights across the world, this is the right time for just that.
We were previously a partnership initiative, and working with our project partners has allowed us to build up a wealth of experience and knowledge that we will take with us in our new form. We will continue to work with together with our partners in the future, and extend a warm thanks to them for their support throughout our transition.
This is a positive step for Close the Gap, and we’re really looking forward to the opportunities it brings.