Featured Consultation Responses:
Response to the Welsh Government’s consultation on: A new national youth work strategy for Wales 2013 – 2018.
A new national youth work strategy for Wales 2013 – 2018 ( September 2013 )
— There is a need for more gender disaggregated data to be collected by both the statutory and voluntary youth services so we have an accurate picture of any gender differences between service users.
This will be a first step in developing appropriate gender specific interventions which may have more impact.
Response to the Enterprise and Business Committee’s follow up inquiry. Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics ( STEM ) skills. ( April 2014 )
— Women are under-represented in STEM and targeted interventions at an early age would help to reduce the gap between males and females.
It is important that female role models from STEM industries play an active role in STEM engagement and education, to help encourage girls to achieve their full potential and pursue careers in STEM unhindered.
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The Well-being of Future Generations Act ( January 2016 )
— Can you measure the progress of a nation without looking at gender equality? The proposed set of 40 indicators had a crucial omission — gender.
The Act aims to do precisely what is says on the tin – ensure the well-being of future generations – by ensuring that Wales becomes more prosperous, resilient, healthier, more equal and globally responsible with a vibrant culture and thriving Welsh language.
Poverty and educational attainment ( January 2014 )
— Call for intelligence and best practice examples. Women are more likely to be in poverty than men, are more likely to suffer recurrent and longer spells of poverty and are at greater risk of falling into poverty if they lose their job.
Action to tackle women’s poverty in the long term should be an important aspect of work to break poverty cycles and eradicate the link between poverty and poor educational attainment.
The — Well-Being of Future Generations ( Wales ) Bill —, General Principles ( August 2014 )
— Women remain notably under-represented in decision making in Wales. It is important that Public Services Boards are gender balanced ( 50% women ) so that they better represent the communities they serve.
Poverty and Inequality ( September 2014 )
— Response to National Assembly for Wales — Communities, Equalities and Local Government Committee — inquiry.
Poverty is a gendered issue. The risks, causes and experiences of poverty are different for men and women, with women’s position in the home and the workplace being key factors in determining these differences.
Enterprise and Business Committee inquiry into apprenticeships in Wales ( March 2012 )
— Despite action to challenge stereotypes and increase the number of girls entering male-dominated sectors, gender segregation persists in our economy.
Of the growth sectors identified in the Welsh Government’s Economic Renewal Strategy, the majority are male dominated (e.g. Manufacturing) and the others are sectors in which low incomes prevail (e.g. Tourism).