Policy and Research Team

We provide information that aims to ‘change thinking’ and influence decisions. We work with policy-makers, educators and the media, sharing our knowledge and expertise to support the development of policy that will help build a Wales where women achieve and prosper.


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Natasha Davies @daviesna2.

Christine O’Byrne @cobyrne703.

 

Our key achievements during 2013 and 2014

Our research strengthens our understanding of the issues affecting the progression of women in the workplace.

We work with policy-makers, educators and the media, sharing our knowledge and expertise to support the development of policy that will help build a Wales where women achieve and prosper.

Research: A Woman’s Place

Key findings from a study of women’s roles in the Welsh workforce. As part of our work to support the effective progression of women in the workforce, we commissioned our most extensive piece of research in a decade.

Advising Government: women’s representation in STEM careers & education

Invited to advise the Deputy Minister for Science and Technology on what can be done to increase gender equality within the Skills and Technology portfolio.

Conference: What would Mrs Pankhurst do?

This event highlighted the impact of welfare reform on women in Wales and brought together policy professionals from across Wales to consider how these impacts can be mitigated.

Lobbying: supporting families

Successfully lobbied the Minister for Economy, Science and Transport on multi-use discounts for rail travel.

Informing debate: sharing research

We increased our engagement with the National Assembly for Wales. Provided numerous briefing papers highlighting gender-specific information to inform debates; circulation of research reports. Attended one-to-one meetings with Assembly Members.

Making an impact: leading political discussions

Increased the impact made through Third Sector forums and Ministerial meetings by tabling papers which are timely and make clear recommendations for change.

Networks: supporting valuable partnerships

Strengthened the engagement with the employment network in line with our responsibilities on the Third Sector Partnership Council.

Evidence: sharing our knowledge and expertise

Provided written and oral evidence to a wide range of public consultations such as the Equality Impact Assessment of the M4 Corridor, Youth Services Strategy and Lobbying Bill.

Engaging: relationship and partnerships

Increased our engagement with Friends of Chwarae Teg, AM’s and other partners through — The Other Half —, our fortnightly policy newsletter.