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Coming up: A series on Gender Budgeting

Join us as we explore Gender Budgeting as a tool, which can highlight how policies, investments and projects can impact women and men differently, therefore improving transparency and accountability.

Overview

Gender budgeting is a tool that can highlight how policies, investments and projects can impact women and men differently, therefore improving transparency and accountability. We will explore this tool through a series of events outlined below.

An Introduction to Gender Budgeting – 12 Feb

Gender budgeting is a way of analysing how budgets and spending decisions affect gender equality. It can take into account other characteristics that intersect with gender, like ethnicity, income level and disability, for example. The aim is to promote gender equality in budgeting and spending processes. Policies, investments, and projects that seem neutral can inadvertently increase gender and other inequalities. Gender budgeting is a tool that can highlight how policies, investments and projects can impact women and men differently, therefore improving transparency and accountability. The Scottish Women’s Budget Group delivered a webinar to introduce gender budgeting (what it is, why and how to do it), using examples from their work.

Gender Budgeting Workshop – 22 Feb

The Scottish Women’s Budget Group will deliver a workshop to support partners to better integrate gender budgeting ideas into decision-making. It will build upon (but not replicate) the information shared at the gender budgeting webinar, taking place on 12 February. We recommend you attend the webinar or catch up on the recording before the workshop.

At the workshop, the Scottish Women’s Budget Group will discuss how to apply the ideas – using practical examples – and you should have clear take-aways to integrate into your work going forward.

Gender Planning Series – March onwards

More information to come.