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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

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.

Time to up the ambition for a green care led recovery Mar 9: Today the Scottish Budget will go through stage 3 and, barring the unexpected, will pass into law.

My top three highlights of SWBG’s training webinar ‘Introduction to Gender Budgeting’ Feb 9: Guest blog by Carmen Martínez: Last month I attended Scottish Women’s Budget Group’s webinar ‘Introduction to Gender Budgeting’, the first of a new training series on gender responsive budgeting organised by the group.

Reaction to the Scottish Budget 2021/22 Jan 29: Responding to Finance Minister’s Budget Statement on Thursday 28 January

@SWBG

  • SWBG profile imageWe were pleased to work with @improvserv to produce the Gender Responsive Budgeting briefing note for Elected Members in Local Government - take a look and if you'd like to find out more get in touch with us! swbg.org.uk/content/publ… Twitter embedded image 2 days ago
  • SWBG profile imageInteresting findings about the impact of covid on working class women in terms of finances, working hours and responsibility for care
    SWBG profile imageResearch shows real class inequity in who could work from their homes and home-working conditions. Half of workers in managerial/ professional jobs reported working from home in April 2020. Only 10% of working-class women were always working from home nottingham.ac.uk/busines…. Twitter embedded image 2 days ago
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  • OPFS profile image📣 We worked with @IffatShahnaz and @talatyaqoob on new research for @jrf_uk which shows that, instead of providing security and stability, jobs are creating stress and anxiety for Scotland’s single parents on low-incomes. 🔎 Read the recommendations: opfs.org.uk/policy-and-c… Twitter embedded image 2 days ago by OPFS
  • prymface profile imageWe spoke to young mums who said that being on benefits was like being in a constant state of trying to catch up, unable to prepare for anything unexpected or deal with a crisis. This is at the same time as being judged by others who have written them off #EndtheYoungParentPenalty
    SWBG profile imageSingle parents under 25, most of whom are women, are struggling to make ends meet for their families because the DWP stopped classing them adults. We're proud to be among 100+ civil society signatories to a letter urging DWP minister @theresecoffey to #EndtheYoungParentPenalty Twitter embedded image 6 days ago
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