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What we do

Our mission is to promote equality through gender budgeting to build a fairer and more equal Scotland. We are a campaigning, research and training group that believes in greater equality for women and men in Scotland.

Women and men use public services differently, and there is a great variety of experiences between women – we have different life experiences and face different economic realities and challenges. Women are often disadvantaged by policies that do not recognise these different experiences.

The change we want to see

  • An economy that works for women
  • Public spending decisions that recognise the different challenges faced by women and men
  • Investment in social infrastructure, like care services
  • A caring social security system

We hope that by working with women, communities, statutory and voluntary agencies, trades unions and other partners – including government – we can make public spending more effective and responsive to the lives of women in Scotland.

How we do this

  • Robust policy analysis to influence the people making policy
  • Comprehensive training to show how public spending can be made more effective and responsive to the lives of women in Scotland
  • Supporting women’s groups with local campaign efforts on public spending issues
  • Conduct, support and share research to help build a gender equal economy

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  • 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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