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Gender Matters in Social Security: Individual Payments of Universal Credit

A paper calling on the Scottish Government to automatically split payments of Universal Credit between couples, once this power is devolved to the Scottish Parliament.

Supported by: Carers Scotland, Close the Gap, Scottish Refugee Council, Scottish Women's Aid, Inclusion Scotland, The Poverty Alliance, BEMIS, the Scottish Trades Union Congress, the Irish Heritage Foundation, Rape Crisis Scotland, the Sottish Women's Budget Group, Zero Tolerance, the Young Women's Movement in Scotland, the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations, the Wheatley Group, Barnardo's Scotland, Oxfam Scotland, Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations, One Parent Families Scotland.

Published: March 2016

Filename: Gender-matters-in-social-security---individual-payments-of-universal-credit.pdf | File size: 3541KB | Tags: gender matters in social security; split payments; universal credit
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Securing Women's Futures: Summary of Recommendations

A summary of recommendations from 'Securing Women's Futures: using Scotland's new social security powers to close the gender equality gap'.

June 2016

Filename: Securing-Womens-Futures---summary-of-recommendations.pdf | File size: 2257KB | Tags: gender matters in social security;
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Securing Women's Futures: using Scotland's new social security powers to close the gender equality gap

This joint report from Engender, Close the Gap, Scottish Women's Aid, the Scottish Refugee Council and Carer Scotland summarises why and how women are affected by social security policy and sets out ways in which new powers can be engaged to increase women’s equality in Scotland. Our recommendations are presented in terms of systemic gender inequalities that dictate the impact of social security policy on women – paid work, unpaid work, domestic abuse and multiple discrimination. We also highlight experiences of women with whom we work. It is this documenting of daily realities and of growing anger, fear and stress that remains the basis of our call to action on women’s social security.

June 2016

Filename: Securing-Womens-Futures---using-Scotlands-new-social-security-powers-to-close-the-gender-equality-gap.pdf | File size: 538KB | Tags: gender matters in social security;
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