Where does the money go?

October 4, 2023, 14.00 – 15.00


The booking deadline for this event has passed. If you would like to attend, please email info@engender.org.uk.

Did you know 86% of savings to the UK Treasury made by cutting benefits and changing taxes between 2010 and 2020, came from women’s incomes?

Join Engender and the Scottish Women’s Budget Group this Challenge Poverty Week to explore the role of gender-budget analysis in preventing women’s poverty and violence against women and girls (VAWG).

Gender-budget analysis invites policymakers to understand how spending decisions affect women and men differently. This analysis can be used to influence decisions on public spending and revenue raising, furthering women's equality.

This event is an opportunity to learn what gender-budget analysis is and how it can form part of a primary prevention approach to VAWG.

We will,

  • explore the impact of austerity on women’s access to adequate incomes along with the impact of this inequality on women’s experiences of violence.
  • ask how decision-makers can use gender-budget analysis to make fairer spending decisions that promote women’s equality and ultimately eradicate VAWG.
  • hear from Heather Williams, Training Coordinator with The Scottish Women’s Budget Group. With over 20 years of experience in the VAWG sector, Heather will share her thoughts on gender-budget analysis and austerity.
  • hear from Mariam Ahmed, CEO at Amina, the Muslim Women’s Resource Centre about the disproportionate impact of austerity on Muslim and BME women’s incomes and experiences of gender-based violence in Scotland.

Who can attend?

Anyone working in a policymaking role or who has an interest in VAWG and advancing women’s equality is welcome to attend.

Find out more about Engender’s Delivering Equally Safe project here, and see reports from the Scottish Women's Budget group on women's experiences of the cost of living crisis here.

How to attend

This event will be held via Zoom in 'webinar' format, so participant cameras will not be turned on. You will be able to ask questions of our speakers using the Q&A function during the event. Live transcription will be provided, and please contact Engender if you have any other access requirements or we can do anything else to make it easier for you to attend.

This event is open to all and free to attend, but advance booking is required. All attendees will be sent a zoom link before the event, please check your junk folder if it doesn't arrive!

The booking deadline for this event has passed. If you would like to attend, please email info@engender.org.uk.

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