Gender equality strategy

Gender Equality StrategyThe eagerly awaited Gender Equality Strategy: A strategic framework for action to promote gender equality for women and men 2006-2016 was launched in December 2006.

Some of our policy work involves responding to Equality Impact Assessments, a consultation tool used by public bodies to ensure they adhere to equality legislation as laid out in Section 75 of the Northern Ireland Act. Under this statutory duty public authorities are required to have ‘due regard to the need to promote equality of opportunity’ amongst different categories of people, including women and men.

WSN are also a member of the Gender Advisory Panel (OFMDFM).