International Women's Day 2015 - Backbench Debate

5 March 2015

This briefing highlights some important work the Commission is undertaking to improve gender equality.  It also draws attention to some key areas where we believe more needs to be done by government to meet its obligations to tackle the discrimination and disadvantage still faced by women and girls in Britain.

While there are now more women in employment than ever before, and more women-led businesses than ever, recent anecdotal evidence suggests that women are continuing to suffer discrimination as a result of pregnancy and maternity. There is evidence too that women still lag behind men in the workplace, in promotion and pay at all levels, as well as on the boards of companies. Failing to make use of women’s talents is a risk to Britain’s economic success.

Read the full briefing here (PDF | Word)

Last updated: 05 May 2016