Government Equalities Office (GEO) Consultation – Strengthening Women’s Voices In Government

April 19, 2011

womens resource centre logoSource: Women’s Resource Centre

The Government Equalities Office is consulting around women’s engagement with government and the new gender architecture that will replace the Women’s National Commission.  The consultation seeks to find appropriate ways for the government and Ministers to engage with individual women and women’s organisations but also businesses and other organisations that work with women, obviously informed by the cuts and austerity measures.

The GEO’s consultation document (PDF)
The Women’s Resource Centre briefing (PDF)

Consultation Event, 13th May, London
The Women’s Resource Centre is holding a consultation event on the 13th May in London for the women’s sector to make recommendations on the proposals. The points made on the day will feed into a template consultation response for organisations and our own response. Find out more about the event and how to book a place go to http://www.wrc.org.uk/training_events/geo_consultation_may_2011.aspx

It is essential that as many organisations as possible are at this event so that the views of the women’s sector is correctly represented – this is a rare opportunity to influence the new gender architecture that will be developed by government to replace the WNC. There may be other consultation events going on locally or nationally which you can also get involved in.

Respond via the WRC Survey:
You can also feed in to the WRC response through an online survey http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/YQNBFBW   It is useful to know where organisations are based and all answers will be fed into the WRC response to give a more detailed picture of the opinions of the women’s sector in the UK. The deadline for responses to the survey is Monday 23rd May.

For more information about the WRC consultation and event contact charlotte@wrc.org.uk

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