Gender equality

  1. Violence against women and girls funding review: analysis of responses

    Analysis of the responses to the Strategic Review of Funding and Commissioning of Violence Against Women and Girls Services call for evidence.

  2. Violence Against Women and Girls services questions: people's answers - easy read

    Easy read version of the analysis of the responses to the strategic review of funding and commissioning of violence against women and girls services' call for evidence.

  3. Women’s Health Champion appointed

    Improving health outcomes for women.

  4. Gender recognition: letter to the Secretary of State for Scotland - 24 January 2023

    Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, Housing and Local Government to the Secretary of State for Scotland regarding the Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill and Section 35 order.

  5. Gender recognition: letter to the Secretary of State for Scotland - 21 January 2023

    Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, Housing and Local Government to the Secretary of State for Scotland regarding the Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill and Section 35 order.

  6. Commission for the land-based learning review: report to Scottish Ministers

    The report produced by the Commission, a short term advisory group established to provide independent, evidence-based advice and submitted to Scottish Ministers on how to attract more people into land-based and aquaculture sectors by improving learning pathways.

  7. Gender Recognition Reform Bill passed

    Improving the legal recognition system for trans people.

  8. Strengthening the role of women in climate action

    Funding to ensure women from Global South have say on climate.

  9. Improving lives of non-binary people

    Response to working group recommendations.

  10. Proposals for new Bill to tackle misogyny

    Public to be consulted on laws to criminalise misogynistic conduct.

  11. Advancing gender equality

    New co-chairs appointed to help fulfil Scottish Government ambitions.

  12. First Minister welcomes Kennedy recommendations

    Marking International Women’s Day 2022.

  13. Working Group on Misogyny and Criminal Justice in Scotland

    Justice Secretary welcomes report and will now “consider recommendations”.

  14. Gender Recognition Reform Bill

    Simplifying how trans people apply for a Gender Recognition Certificate.

  15. Supporting NHS gender identity services

    £9 million to improve gender identity healthcare.

  16. Ending conversion practices

    Expert group to advise on ban in Scotland.

  17. Supporting transgender young people in schools: guidance for Scottish schools

    Guidance for schools on supporting transgender young people

  18. Supporting transgender young people in schools: equality impact assessment

    Assessing how the policy on supporting transgender pupils in school will work best, and how it could affect other groups.

  19. Supporting transgender young people in schools: children's rights and wellbeing impact assessment

    Impact assessment for the guidance on supporting transgender young people in schools.

  20. Tackling gender-based violence

    Additional £5 million to cut waiting lists for support.

  21. Gender pay gap action plan: annual report

    This progress report provides an update on actions within the Fairer Scotland for Women: Gender Pay Gap Action Plan since publication in 2019. It also sets out our future priorities for continuing to advance work on this issue across Scottish Government as part of our economic recovery and renewal.

  22. Helping women through sport

    Funding for Sport Relief projects championing gender equality.    

  23. First Minister welcomes progress on equality

    Equality to be enshrined at heart of government.

  24. Gender recognition consultation opens

    Reforms follow international best practice.

  25. Driving forward gender equality

    Actions in response to advisory council report.

  26. Gender recognition reform

    Draft Bill to provide for full consultation.

  27. Census (Amendment)(Scotland) Bill passed

    New questions can be asked – but answering will be voluntary.

  28. Addressing the gender pay gap: employer methods

    This report presents the findings of 14 interviews with employers in the private and public sector.

  29. Action on gender inequalities

    New plan to tackle pay gap.

  30. A fairer Scotland for women: gender pay gap action plan

    Our action plan setting out a list of actions that will be taken to address the many drivers of the gender pay gap.

  31. Supporting gender equality

    First Minister appointed UN Women Global Advocate.

  32. Equally Safe delivery plan: year one update

    Equally Safe delivery plan was published in November 2017. This report provides an overview of progress made to date and sets out priorities for the year ahead.

  33. Strengthening protection from Female Genital Mutilation (FGM): consultation

    We are seeking views on plans to strengthen the existing legislative framework for the protection of women and girls from Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), a form of gender based violence. 

  34. Supporting workplace equality

    Workplace Equality Fund open for applications.

  35. Gender representation on public boards

    Bill has equality at its heart.

  36. Preventing violence against women

    Debate to mark international 16 Days of Activism.

  37. Equally safe: delivery plan

    The Equally Safe delivery plan will help to ensure that the ambitions of the Equally Safe Strategy makes a tangible difference.

  38. Advisory Council on Women and Girls

    Group established to further gender equality.

  39. Tackling the gender gap in business

    Funding to support women in enterprise.

  40. Domestic abuse recorded by the Police in Scotland, 2016-17

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  41. Domestic abuse numbers 'unacceptable'

    Work escalates to reduce domestic abuse in Scotland.

  42. Pride in all our people

    First Minister speaks at Pride Glasgow

  43. Next steps on tackling hate crime

    Focus on prevention, raising awareness and improving services

  44. The gender pay gap in Scotland - update and analysis of time series data

    A short bulletin which explores some of the key trends on the gender pay gap in recent years.

  45. A Scottish Government Consultation on the Draft Gender Representation on Public Boards (Scotland) Bill

    Seeking views on the practical application of the draft Gender Representation on Public Boards (Scotland) Bill provisions.

  46. Tackling gender stereotyping

    Changing young people’s attitudes to violence against women.

  47. World gender equality

    Speed mentoring event for UN International Day of the Girl.

  48. New perspectives on the gender pay gap: trends and drivers

    This report explains the different measures of the gender pay gap and considers how it has been changing over time. It also considers underlying drivers and describes Scottish Government policy intended to help encourage the decline of the pay gap.

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