Close the Gap weekly (2)

This week we have the Scottish Women's Budget Group reponse to the Draft Budget, more on Andy Gray the Sky presenter and news from Women in Technology.


Scottish Women’s Budget Group (via Engender)

The SWBG was founded to promote gender equality in the Scottish budgetary process and it brings together women from academia, local communities, statutory and voluntary sectors and trade unions to do this. SWBG have published a response to the Scottish Government Draft Budget for 2011/12 and the Equality Budget Statement which contains commentary on sections of the budget including Justice, Health and Well-being, Education and Housing. To access the response click here: budget response.pdf


Glasgow Women’s Library
GWL is looking for more board members. Closing date is the 3 February. 

Recruiter 25.1.11
Lack of women in IT

Women in Technology (WIT)
Gender pay gap will continue unless companies ensure transparency pay and grading structures.

 IT sector set to grow five times faster than the national average.

 City Women’s Network has launched a programme to increase the number of women in the Boardroom.

The Institute of Engineering and Technology raises concerns about cuts to the UK Resource Centre for women in Science, Engineering and Technology and what this will mean in attracting women into SET.

Sexism in football 26.1.11

The sexist comments made by Sky presenter Andy Gray towards a female assistant referee have sparked wider criticism about the position of women in the football industry and sport more generally.

Scottish Government
Budget bill debate 26.1.11

UK Gross Domestic Product (GDP) figures


Research online (SDS)
HIE has published a series of socioeconomic profiles of areas in Scotland.

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