Taking action to raise women’s incomes, increase their engagement with the labour market.
They are at greater risk of falling into poverty than men and in many cases it is their income that decides if a family lives in poverty or not.
Taking action to raise women’s incomes, increase their engagement with the labour market and tackle issues of occupational segregation will have a significant impact on poverty levels overall.
You can read the most recent briefings and consultation responses we’ve written on this topic below.
Our response to the National Assembly for Wales’ ELGC Committee’s Inquiry into Poverty in Wales: Making the economy work for people on low incomes.Download
To mark International Women’s Day 2016 Chwarae Teg partnered with Women Making a Difference, Oxfam Cymru and the office of the Presiding Officer to run the Wales Women’s Summit.
This report sets out the key issues raised during a round-table discussion on women’s experiences of poverty and some recommendations that could help address the barriers that poverty creates.Download
This paper outlines how welfare reform to date has disproportionately impacted women and how it will continue to do so.Read the full briefing
Our response to the National Assembly Communities, Equalities and Local Government Committee inquiry into poverty and inequality.
Poverty and inequality are inextricably linked making it impossible to tackle one without addressing the other.Our Response
Action to break the link between poverty and poor educational attainment is invaluable.
Poor educational attainment and disengagement from education can have a long lasting impact on people’s lives and can lead to higher unemployment, lower earnings, poorer chances of career progression and social exclusion.Our Response