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A more equal and caring economy is possible. We work to promote equality through gender budgeting to build a fairer and more equal Scotland.

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What we want to see

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An economy that works for women

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Public spending decisions that recognise the different challenges faced by women and men

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A feminist green recovery that invests in tackling inequality

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From our blog

Reaction to the Draft Budget 2022-23 Dec 10: Responding the Budget Statement for 2022-23 on Thursday 9th December 2021

Why women's voices need to be part of the budget process Aug 6: Each year the budgetary process starts in a mooted fashion with the process of pre-budget scrutiny. Just before the Scottish Parliament went into recess the newly formed Finance and Public Administration Committee launched its consultation seeking your views on Scotland’s public finances in 2022-23, how they have been affected by COVID-19 and how the next Scottish Budget should address the need for a fair and equal recovery.

Producing the Living Gender History Podcast Jul 20: Members of SWBG took part in the Living Gender History Podcast episode The Politics of Care in Scotland – listen to the episode

6 challenges to embrace in building a caring, green recovery Apr 13: Last month we launched a paper ‘Challenges for 2021 and beyond’ ahead of the Scottish elections. We called on Scotland’s political parties to respond to the challenges and to commit to invest in an economy that cares. Here we share the six key challenges the politicians must grasp if our recovery is to tackle existing inequality and the climate crisis, while working towards a gender equal economy.

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  • SWBG profile imageYou can read out response to the Draft Scottish Budget here: swbg.org.uk/content/publ… 21 hours ago in reply to SWBG
  • SWBG profile imageOn Thursday the Scottish Parliament will hold the Stage 1 debate for the Budget (Scotland) Bill. Check out this guide to the Scottish Budget process to see how this fits in and what happens next in the process: digitalpublications.parl… 21 hours ago
  • SWBG profile imageWant to find out more about our work? Interested in adding your views to what matters for women in the economy? Check out our forthcoming events for more ways to get involved: swbg.org.uk/content/even… Twitter embedded image 2 days ago
  • SWBG profile imageAhead of the Local Government elections we're hosting a series of events to consider women's public spending priorities. First up: what does just transition mean for you locally? How can we ensure it works for women? With @GalloglySwan & @ZarinaAhmad13 eventbrite.co.uk/e/local… 3 days ago
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