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“Strengthening Women’s Voices in Government” Consultation Response

The Government Equalities Office (GEO) is currently consulting around women’s engagement and the systems and structures to replace the Women’s National Commission (WNC). The consultation seeks views on the best ways and methods for the GEO to engage with and listen to women.

The WILPF response aims to demonstrate that a comprehensive and integrated approach is essential to engage with women and women’s organisations across the UK. We stress that the functions of the WNC cannot be replaced with an online platform and that the GEO must support the women’s sector with funding and training opportunities. We ask the GEO to ensure that it is at the forefront of effective gender mainstreaming across government and that it reflects international commitments and priorities.

Individuals can respond to the consultation through an online survey; our response is strengthened by your voice and you can add any additional information or comments. You can use the WILPF response as a template to complete questions 1-14 of the online questionnaire.

Find the questionnaire here.


Download a PDF version of the WILPF response

Download a word version of the WILPF response

You can find more information about the consultation here


We are grateful for the support and resources of the Women’s Resource Centre in formulating our response.