31 May 2019 ~ Transformative policies and practices – Women’s Budget Group Commission on Gender Equality – submission deadline

2nd call for evidence:

Building on our initial call for evidence, we are now seeking examples of policies or practices which have had transformative impacts on gender equality.  By ‘transformative’, we mean policies or practices which have, in a significant way, reduced inequality between women and men. These can be policies at an organisational, local, or national level, including examples from other countries.

Examples of policies might include a radical new parental leave policy at a company, a decision by a local authority to require contractors to pay the real Living Wage, or a change in national tax policy. We are interested in both policies which were intended to reduce gender inequality, as well as those which had other primary objectives, but which had a positive impact on gender equality.

We are seeking responses to the following questions:

  1. Which policies or practices, that you know of, have had a transformative impact on gender equality?
  2. What happened as a result of the policy or practice?
  3. Was the policy or practice implemented at local, regional, national or international level?
  4. Could the policy or practice be implemented in other contexts? If so, how? If not, why not?

We welcome submissions from communities and grassroots women’s groups and organisations, as well as from think tanks, trade unions, academics, civil society organisations, business, and the public sector at all levels. We are keen to gather examples from a variety of levels – local, regional, national, and international.

We welcome evidence in a range of formats. Written submissions should be no more than 3,000 words in total, and can be accompanied by supporting documents, web links or videos.

Our call for evidence is open until 31 May 2019. Please send evidence to marion.sharples@wbg.org.uk, or you can send hard copy evidence to:

Commission on a Gender Equal Economy
Women’s Budget Group
C/o- The Studio
First Floor
3-5 Bleeding Heart Yard

Please ensure you give us your name, organisation (if relevant) and contact details, indicating if you would like us to treat your evidence anonymously.


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