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Scotland's futures: women and poverty

This briefing is part of a series that sets out how power and responsibility to tackle critical gender equality issues are divided between Holyrood and Westminster. It is part of Engender’s contribution to the independence referendum debate. Date: July 2014

Filename: Engender-briefing-5---Women-and-poverty.pdf | File size: 62KB | Tags: indyref poverty constitution welfare
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Gender and 'welfare reform': a joint position paper

This joint position paper on gender and ‘welfare reform’ draws together the multiple ways in which women are penalised by cuts to the benefits and tax credits system, and describes the gender inequality that accounts for these impacts. It also makes a set of recommendations to Scottish Government as it shapes its ‘mitigation’ response to the UK’s ‘welfare reform’ agenda. We produced it in collaboration with Close the Gap, Scottish Refugee Council, Scottish Women’s Aid, Scottish Women’s Convention and Zero Tolerance. Date: April 2014

Filename: engenderwelfareport.pdf | File size: 454KB | Tags: welfare poverty
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