Strengthening Women’s Voices in Government

'Strengthening Women's Voices in Government', a statement to Parliament by Lynne Featherstone, Minister for Equalities, is available.

This sets out the Government's proposals for a new approach for engaging and listening to women through:

  • Direct engagement between ministers, women and organisations that represent women to ensure government understands the views of a wide range of women in the UK, and providing the opportunity for a genuine two way dialogue on policies that affect women.
  • Bringing in expertise from the women’s sector and beyond to support the new model and support independence from government where this is critical, particularly in the international arena.
  • Looking Ahead to enable us to anticipate emerging and future issues, such as the impact of the changing demography of the UK, which will be important for women.
  • A new IT platform, making the most of modern communication techniques to get the informed voice of women to Government when they need to be heard.

Your views and feedback on these new proposals are welcome. Download the consultation document or respond to the consultation questions online. The consultation runs until Friday 10 June 2011 and is your chance to influence our proposals about Government’s new approach for engaging and listening to women in the UK.

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