A report produced by the UK’s government was this passed to the UN (CEDAW) – Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women, to try and achieve gender equality and to hopefully eliminate discrimination against women.
The UK’s government Home Secretary and Minister for Women and Equality Theresa May said…”The government is committed to equality for women and despite progress over recent decades, there is still a long way to go”.
She goes on to say that “The government is taking action to tackle the inequalities that women face in all aspects of their lives. Amongst this list are plans to tackle the gender gap, more rights to flexible working and a new system of flexible parental leave. The report goes on to say that this government is determined in providing more opportunities for the next generation of women. Let’s hope they keep this agenda point firmly at the top of their list!
Their key strategy is to “Build a fairer Britain”..……I really hope so, but I think they have a very long way to go…