No one should be denied rights or opportunities because of their gender. We are working to reduce and remove the social and economic barriers faced by women and men in Scotland.


We are:


Key statistics about women and men in Scotland including income, education, health and transport:

We make equality considerations part of our everyday work. Find out more about: mainstreaming equality

Bills and legislation

The Equality Act 2010 brought together existing equality legislation.

It focuses on people with the following protected characteristics: age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, sex, sexual orientation and religion and belief.

Information on the Review of Gender Recognition Act 2004.


Email: – Central Enquiry Unit

Phone: 0300 244 4000 – Central Enquiry Unit

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road

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