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Scottish Government Funded Gender Equality Projects 2012-15

The Scottish Government's Equality Unit provides funding to a variety of organisations and projects to promote equality of opportunity for women and men in Scotland. You can visit the websites for these organisations and projects by clicking on their name.

The Equality Unit has funded Amina - The Muslim Women's Resource Centre since 2004 to enable the roll out of the Muslim Women's Resource Centre's telephone helpline service across Scotland.

The Government is providing core funding to the Close the Gap campaign (launched in 2001) to raise awareness of the gender pay gap and the reasons for it, and to encourage employers and employees to take action to close it. The Government is taking this work forward in partnership with a range of organisations, including the Scottish Trades Union Congress and the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

The Equality Unit is providing funding to Children in Scotland for their 'Making Gender Equality Real for Children, Fathers and Families' project. This project aims to promote the value and importance of supporting gender equality throughout Scotland in ways that increase the likelihood that children will benefit from healthy, nurturing relationships with their fathers and increase the active, positive engagement with fathers by public sector providers of services for children and families.

The Equality Unit has funded Engender since 2003 to facilitate strong and effective consultation between organisations working on women's issues and the Scottish Government, the Scottish Parliament and non-governmental organisations, and disseminate information on Government policies affecting women.

The Equality Unit is providing funding for the Library's National Lifelong Learning Programme which aims to empower and equip women to improve their lives and those of their families and broader communities.

The Equality Unit is providing funding to Men in Childcare to support their work targetting men with a view to their participation in men-only college-based and fully certified training courses in order to increase the number of men actively working in Early Years settings and help redress the existing gender imbalance.

The Equality Unit has funded the Scottish Women's Convention since 2004, to provide opportunities for women to engage in focused debate about specific issues of concern and to influence policy decisions in Scotland.

The Equality Unit has funded Women@work, a Highland-wide women's network (managed by Workers Educational Association Scotland), since 2004 to provide information, learning and support for working women (paid and unpaid).