Factoring in gender equality can prevent costly errors
Summary: There are serious concerns about the impact of the government's cuts on vulnerable groups, including women.
There have been great improvements in gender equality in Britain but it is still a work in progress - there is some way to go before men and women have both equal opportunity and equal outcomes in life.
When the gender equality duty came into force in April 2007, it was heralded as the biggest change in sex equality legislation in 30 years. The groundbreaking legislation was seen to be a "catalyst for real change" as it challenged public bodies to think about gender equality in their work and the way that public policy and public services are designed and delivered.
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