Launch Of Consultation – Strenghtening Women’s Voices In Government

May 31, 2011

From Government Equalities Office:

We Welcome Your Views And Feedback!  2nd June, 1pm – 4pm, Albert Halls, Dumbarton Rd, Stirling FK8 2QL
Location map link:  http://www.stirling.gov.uk/ahmap.

An open discussion on the recently launched Government Equalities Office consultation: ‘Strengthening Women’s Voices in Government’.

It is about a new model for engaging and listening to women in the UK.

The aim of this event is to hear the views of women in Scotland and get your feedback on the Government’s proposals as these will help shape the new approach which should be in place later this year.

The new model has four approaches:
Direct engagement between ministers, women and organisations that represent women, to ensure government understands the views of a wide range of women in the UK, and providing the opportunity for a genuine two way dialogue on policies that affect women;
Bringing in expertise from the women’s sector and beyond to support the new model and support independence from government where this is critical, particularly in the international arena;
Looking Ahead to enable us to anticipate emerging and future issues, such as the impact of the changing demography of the UK, which will be important for women;
A new IT platform, making the most of modern communication techniques to get the informed voice of women to Government when they need to be heard.

We are keen to hear your views and welcome your input so hope you can join us . In the meantime, the consultation document is downloadable from: http://www.equalities.gov.uk/pdf/strengthening%20womens%20voices.pdf

For administration purposes please can you confirm attendance to me: Shelly.Dowrich@geo.gsi.gov.uk by Thursday 26 May.  The agenda will be issued upon confirmation of attendance.

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