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UK Goverment equalities office


The Government Equalities Office leads work on policy relating to women, sexual orientation and transgender equality. We are responsible for a range of equalities legislation.

It is responsible for:
Improving equality and reducing discrimination and disadvantage for all in the UK; improving people’s life chances at work, and in public and political life
Supporting and implementing international equality measures in the UK, including international commitments to:
The UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)
The Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action

Priorities include:
Helping women to fulfil their potential in the workplace and helping businesses get the full economic benefit of women’s skills
Eliminating the Gender Pay Gap (GPG) by introducing regulations requiring larger employers to publish their gender pay data, and working with other government departments to address the causes of the GPG
Improving female career progression, increasing the number of women on government boards, and in the FTSE 350
Addressing the discrimination and inequalities that LGBT people face
Eliminating homophobic, biphobic and transphobic (HBT) bullying in schools
Promoting the rights of British citizens abroad and using our influence to promote international equality
Supporting cross-government strategies, such as; increasing female participation in the labour market, and preventing violence against women and girls (VAWG)