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.
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.
This briefing looks at the implications of the COVID-19 crisis on women with childcare responsibilities in Scotland specifically by analysing survey data gathered from 721 parents in Scotland. The survey data reinforces pre-existing evidence that women’s employment has been disproportionately impacted by additional caring responsibilities over the course of the crisis, and women have been particularly affected by rising financial precarity and anxiety as a result of the social and economic consequences of the crisis. The data also highlights that Black and minority ethnic (BME) women and disabled women have been particularly impacted by the social, economic, and labour market implications of the pandemic.
Date of publication: March 2021.Filename: Close-the-Gap-and-Engender-Joint-Briefing-on-the-impact-of-COVID-19-on-women-with-childcare-responsibilities-in-Scotland.pdf | File size: 247KB | Tags: care, covid19, childcare, employment
In 2020, the Women’s Health Plan was established with a remit of raising awareness around women’s health; improving access to healthcare for women across the life course and reducing inequalities in health outcomes for girls and women, including gender-based inequalities both for sex-specific conditions and in women’s general health. Menopause is one of the intitial priorities for this work.
Engender has produced this briefing to provide the Women’s Health Plan with evidence from our survey of nearly 400 women as part of a research project looking at women’s needs during the menopause and exisiting public policy. We also outline our additional analysis of the research findings and make recommendations for further policy development.
Date of publication: December 2020.Filename: Engender-Briefing-to-the-Womens-Health-Plan-What-Do-Women-Experiencing-the-Menopause-in-Scotland-Need.pdf | File size: 192KB | Tags: menopause, health, employment
Close the Gap and Engender have been engaged in the development of the Scottish National Investment Bank, and we have welcomed the establishment of the Bank as it holds enormous potential to tackle women’s economic inequality.
This joint response concerns the contents of the Proposal to Set Missions for the Scottish National Investment Bank and the dearth of information pertaining to gender equality and both Ministers’ and the Bank’s equality obligations. Based on the proposal document and consultation questions, we are unclear as to how the missions will further women’s equality in Scotland nor how the need to address women’s inequality was integrated into design of the proposed missions.
Date of publication: September 2020.Filename: Close-the-Gap-and-Engender-joint-response-to-the-EEFW-Inquiry---Scottish-National-Investment-Bank-Missions-Sept-2020.pdf | File size: 265KB | Tags: snib, faireconomy, genderpaygap, employment
This is an Engender briefing for MSPs ahead of the Scottish Government debate on an Implementation Plan for Economic Recovery on 11th Agust 2020. Over the past six months Engender has sought to highlight the multitude of ways in which Covid-19 and our response to it will impact on women’s lives, rights and equality with men. We are especially cognisant of the mounting evidence around women’s rising economic inequality due to the pandemic and national and devolved response planning.
This parliamentary briefing calls on Scottish Government to go further to ensure that economic recovery also closes the gap between women and men. We urge Scottish Government to scale up its ambition and the necessary action to deliver a meaningful economic (and social) recovery for women that not only responds to the threat of deeper inequality as a result of Covid-19 but actively realises women’s economic rights and revalues women’s work.
Date of publication: August 2020.Filename: Engender-parliamentary-briefing-Scottish-Government-response-to-the-AGER-Report.pdf | File size: 206KB | Tags: genderpaygap, covid19, faireconomy, care, education, employment
A parliamentary briefing ahead of the debate on Women and the workplace in the Scottish Parliament on June 29th.
Date of publication: June 2016.Filename: Gender-and-the-workplace-parliamentary-briefing.pdf | File size: 353KB | Tags: employment employability labourmarket
Engender's submission to the Equal Opportunities Committee inquiry on race, ethnicity and employment. Women’s disadvantage within the labour market is a key manifestation of gender inequality. Within this, women from black and minority ethnic (BME) communities face particular discrimination and challenges in accessing paid work.
Date of publication: July 2015.Filename: Engender-Submission-to-the-Equal-Opportunities-Committee-on-Race-Ethnicity-and-Employment.pdf | File size: 399KB | Tags: race employment employability equality womensrights
A briefing paper for MSPs in advance of the Scottish Government debate on increasing opportunities for women in the Scottish Parliament on 20 August 2014.
Date of publication: August 2014.Filename: Engender-MSP-briefing-for-increasing-opportunities-for-women-debate-August-2014.pdf | File size: 370KB | Tags: equalrepresentation employability employment labourmarket feministeconomics publiclife
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 of publication: July 2014.Filename: Engender-briefing-4---Women-and-the-labour-market.pdf | File size: 61KB | Tags: indyref employment employability labourmarket
Engender's response to the Scottish Parliament Education and Culture Committee call for written evidence on Scotland's Educational and Cultural Future. Our submission mainly focuses on childcare provision, as well as youth employment.
Date of publication: March 2014.Filename: 1403-ECC-call-for-evidence.doc.pdf | File size: 245KB | Tags: childcare employment
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