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Engender produces a range of publications including reports about specific subjects, parliamentary briefings, responses to consultations, and our annual reports. These are all available online, and we can also send printed copies of selected reports. Contact us to arrange this.

The Gender Matters Roadmap

In 2017 Engender launched the Gender Matters Roadmap, which sets out the steps needed to move closer to women's equality in Scotland by 2030.

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Engender submission of evidence to the Scottish Parliament Equalities, Human Rights and Civil Justice Committee call for views on its Pre-Budget Scrutiny 2022/23

Engender welcomes this opportunity to comment on the Committee’s pre-budget scrutiny. It is imperative that the Committee interrogate the ways in which the Budget cumulatively impacts on women and men as part of a cross-portfolio approach throughout the Scottish Parliament. There is no area of policy whereby women and men do not have different experiences or differential access to power, resources, and safety. Budgets are not neutral, but present an opportunity to re-enforce these inequalities or to account for them according to political and public policy goals.

Date of publication: September 2021.

Filename: Engender-submission-of-evidence-to-SP-EHRCJ-Committee-PreBudget-Scrutiny-2022-23.pdf | File size: 285KB | Tags: faireconomy, covid19, care, budget
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Gender Edit of the Scottish Budget 2022-2023

This gender edit of the Scottish Budget 2022 - 2023 compiles all references to women, gender and issues with implications for gender equality which appear in the document.

The Budget was introduced by Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Kate Forbes MSP on the 9th December 2021. This year’s focus was using Scotland’s finances to “tackle the climate emergency, support economic recovery and reduce inequalities.” Key announcements made in the run up to the Budget included a doubling of the Scottish Child Payment to £20. In her announcement, the Cabinet Secretary emphasised the limits of additional Covid-19 funds from the Treasury and stated that recovery measures had been incorporated into existing budget lines.
This gender edit examines the Budget in sequence, with emphasis added by Engender.

Date of publication: December 2021

Filename: Gender-Edit-of-the-Scottish-Budget-2022--2023.pdf | File size: 165KB | Tags: genderedit budget
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Gender edit of the Scottish Government Budget 2020-2021

This gender edit of the Scottish Government’s Budget 2020-2021 compiles all references to women, gender and issues with implications for gender equality which appear in the document.

The Budget was introduced by Public Finance Minister, Kate Forbes MSP, who noted that the Budget for 2020-2021 would follow a “bespoke” Budget process, agreed with the Finance Committee due to the delayed UK Budget to 11 March. The Minister stated that the budget represented the best estimate of minimum level of funding that will be available to the Scottish Government using provisional forecasts.

Date of Publication: Feb 2020

Filename: Gender-Edit-of-Scotlands-Budget-2020--2021.pdf | File size: 556KB | Tags: genderedit budget
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A Gender Edit of the Scottish Government Draft Budget 2018-19

This document is a ‘gender edit’ guide to the Scottish Government Draft Budget 2018-19. It provides excerpts which refer directly to women and gender, but also captures sections on equalities and social justice where women and girls in Scotland would be directly impacted.

Date of publication: January 2018.

Filename: Engenders-Gender-Edit-of-Draft-Budget-2018-19.pdf | File size: 468KB | Tags: genderedit budget feministeconomics
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Engender Submission to the Scottish Parliament Equality and Human Rights Committee Scrutiny of Draft Budget and Spending Plans 2017-18

Engender works in Scotland to advance women’s economic, social and cultural, and political equality with men. We make visible the ways in which women’s inequality impacts Scotland, and bring women together to make change happen.

We welcome the focus of the Equality and Human Rights Committee this year, as it anticipates the Draft Budget in its call for evidence. In response to the Committee’s questions on priorities and gender gaps within Budget 2016-17 and the budget process itself, we make two key points.

Firstly, we describe the way in which Scottish Government topline policy priorities around gender equality are not adequately reflected in the budget, and the consequential impact this has downstream on policy outcomes. Secondly, we describe a solution that could integrate policy priorities with the budget process, and ensure that public expenditure in Scotland was allocated in a way that reflected the needs of women and men in Scotland: adding gender budget analysis to the budget process.


Date of publication: October 2017.

Filename: Engender-submission-to-the-Equality-and-Human-Rights-Committee-scrutiny-of-Draft-Budget-and-Spending-Plans-2017-18.pdf | File size: 331KB | Tags: budget feministeconomics genderbudgetanalysis
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A Gender Edit of the Scottish Government Draft Budget 2017-18

This document is a ‘gender edit’ guide to the Scottish Government Draft Budget 2016-17. It includes all extracts that refer directly to women and gender, and selected sections on equalities and social justice more broadly, where there are clear implications for women and girls in Scotland.

Date of publication: January 2017.

Filename: Engenders-Gender-Edit-of-the-Scottish-Government-Draft-Budget-2017-2018.pdf | File size: 299KB | Tags: genderedit budget feministeconomics
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Engender Response to the Budget Process Review Group Consultation

Engender welcomes this opportunity to submit our views to the Budget Process Review Group. Scotland’s budget is a statement of our nation’s macroeconomic policy intentions, and of our spending priorities. As our understanding of the economy and the choices we make about spending both have profound impacts on women’s lives, it is vital that the budget is well gendered.

As such, Engender wishes to see gender equality analysis embedded (‘mainstreamed’) across all aspects of the Scottish budget process: in the Scottish Government’s objective setting and budget development; in parliament’s scrutiny of the budget; in civil society’s engagement with the budget and in the principles that underpin the Budget Process Review Group (BPRG) itself. We would like to see Gender Budget Analysis (GBA) undertaken by the Scottish Government at all stages of the budgeting process, and for parliament to ensure that this is taking place.

Date of publication: April 2017.

Filename: Engender-submission-to-the-Budget-Process-Review-Group-consultation.pdf | File size: 669KB | Tags: budget feministeconomics genderbudgetanalysis
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A Gender Edit of the UK Government Budget 2016

This document is a ‘gender edit’ guide to the UK Government’s Budget 2016. It includes all extracts that refer directly to women or gender, and selected policy announcements that have direct implications for women and girls in Scotland. Previously announced decisions, for instance exemption from the benefits cap for certain carers, or cuts to social security established in the Summer Budget and Autumn Statement 2015, are not included.

We point to explicitly gendered issues, rather than providing a gender analysis of the wider content or intersectional analysis of implications for disabled women and other groups. The UK Women’s Budget Group will publish a full gender assessment of this budget on 7 April.

Date of publication: March 2016.

Filename: Gender-edit-budget---March-2016.pdf | File size: 478KB | Tags: genderedit budget feministeconomics
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A Gender Edit of the Scottish Government Draft Budget 2016-17

This document is a ‘gender edit’ guide to the Scottish Government Draft Budget 2016-17. It includes all extracts that refer directly to women and gender, and selected sections on equalities and social justice more broadly, where there are clear implications for women and girls in Scotland. These include all references that directly relate to the calls we make in our Gender Matters manifesto for Holyrood 2016.

Date of publication: December 2015.

Filename: Engenders-Gender-edit-of-the-Scottish-Government-draft-budget-2016-17.pdf | File size: 438KB | Tags: genderedit budget feministeconomics
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A Gender Edit of the Autumn Statement 2015

This is a gender edit of the Autumn Statement 2015, which pulls out all of the most gendered commitments.

Date of publication: November 2015.

Filename: 1448551496_Gender-edit-UK-Goverment-SR-and-Autumn-Statement-2015.pdf | File size: 392KB | Tags: genderedit budget feministeconomics
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A Gender Edit of the Summer Budget 2015

This is a gender edit of the Summer Budget 2015, which pulls out all of the most gendered commitments.

Date of publication: July 2015.

Filename: 1507-Gender-edit-summer-budget.pdf | File size: 282KB | Tags: genderedit budget feministeconomics
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Engender Submission to the Scottish Parliament Equal Opportunities Committee Scrutiny of the Draft Budget and Spending Plans

Engender works in Scotland to advance women’s economic, social and cultural, and political equality with men. We make visible the ways in which women’s inequality impacts Scotland, and bring women together to make change happen.

We welcome the focus of the Equal Opportunities Committee on the budget process, and particularly on the way in which the equality budget process aims to realise women’s equality and equality of other protected groups.

Date of publication: January 2016.

Filename: Engender-submission-to-the-Equal-Opportunities-Committee-January-2016.pdf | File size: 380KB | Tags: budget feministeconomics
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Engender Submission to the Scottish Parliament Welfare Reform Committee Scutiny of the Scottish Government Draft Budget 2016-17

Engender welcomes the focus of the Welfare Reform Committee on women’s equality as it scrutinises the Draft Budget 2016-17, and this opportunity to submit evidence.

Date of publication: January 2016.

Filename: Engender-submission-to-Welfare-Reform-Committee-Scrutiny-of-Draft-Budget-2016-17.pdf | File size: 558KB | Tags: budget feministeconomics
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A Gender Edit of the Draft Scottish Budget 2015-16

A gender edit of the draft Scottish budget 2015-16. This document pulls out all of the mentions of women and gender, and descriptions of spending on programmes that are particularly relevant to women.

Date of publication: October 2014

Filename: Scottish-draft-budget-gender-edit-October-2014.pdf | File size: 506KB | Tags: genderedit budget feministeconomics
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Joint Submission to the Scottish Parliament Welfare Reform Committee Scrutiny of the Draft Budget 2015-16

A joint submission from Engender, Close the Gap, Scottish Women's Aid and Scottish Refugee Council to the Welfare Reform Committee on their scrutiny of the Scottish Goverment Draft Budget 2015-16.

Date of publication: November 2014.

Filename: 1411-WR-committee-Draft-Budget.pdf | File size: 469KB | Tags: budget feministeconomics
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