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Women and Equalities Committee

Commons Select Committee

The Women and Equalities Committee examines the work of the Government Equalities Office (GEO). It holds Government to account on equality law and policy, including the Equality Act 2010 and cross Government activity on equalities. It also scrutinises the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

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Committee publishes the Government’s response to its Report, Unequal Impact? Coronavirus, disability and access to services: to be debated on Thursday 15 April
Women and Equalities Committee publishes Government Response to Unequal Impact? Coronavirus, disability and access to services
14 April 2021
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Government approach to negative body image ‘dangerous’
A new report into body image has branded the Government's approach to eating disorders and tackling poor body image potentially harmful.
9 April 2021
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Government failing BAME communities and young women on vaccine take-up
A letter from the Women and Equalities Committee has criticised the Government for failing BAME communities and young women on vaccine take-up.
27 March 2021
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Black history and cultural diversity campaigners nominated for Petition Campaign of the Year
The nominees for the inaugural Petition Campaign of the Year Award have been announced.
24 March 2021
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Committee looks at cultures underpinning male violence
The Women and Equalities Committee will look at government action to change cultures underpinning male violence.
19 March 2021
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Gender Recognition Act: Organisations in support of reform give evidence
Women and Equalities Committee continues it's inquiry into the reform of the Gender Recognition Act
15 March 2021
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Committee to question Minister for COVID-19 Vaccine Deployment and Minister for Equalities
Committee to question Minister for COVID-19 Vaccine Deployment and Minister for Equalities as part of its inquiry into the Take up of the covid-19 vaccines in BAME communities and women
8 March 2021
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Committee publishes Government Response to report on Unequal impact? Coronavirus and BAME people
Government responds to Women and Equalities Committee report on Coronavirus and BAME people
5 March 2021
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Women and Equalities Committee to look at action on gender equality in the House of Commons
Women and Equalities Committee launches Gender sensitive Parliament (House of Commons) inquiry
3 March 2021
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Covid vaccination: what can the Government do to improve disparity in uptake rates?
Committee hears evidence from representatives of minority communities, doctors, and academics
1 March 2021
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Reform of the Gender Recognition Act examined with legal experts
Women and Equalities Committee explores issues including understanding how the Gender Recognition Act works in practice
9 February 2021
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Government must assess equality impact of every policy
The Women and Equalities Committee has published its report on coronavirus and the gendered economic impact.
9 February 2021
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Body image: Committee to hear evidence from Caroline Dinenage and Nadine Dorries
Committee to hear evidence from Caroline Dinenage and Nadine Dorries on their inquiry into body image
26 January 2021
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Committee publishes Government Response to interim report on temporary provisions in the Coronavirus Act
Women and Equalities Committee publishes Government response to its interim report on temporary provisions in the Coronavirus Act for disabled people
25 January 2021
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How can we put equalities at the heart of Government?
The Women and Equalities Committee is opening a new inquiry which will examine how the Government Equalities Office (GEO) is delivering on its responsibilities.
13 January 2021
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Coronavirus: pandemic has had “profoundly adverse effects” on disabled people’s access to services
Disabled people have suffered a range of profoundly adverse effects from the pandemic, including starkly disproportionate deaths, says a report published today by the Women and Equalities Committee.
22 December 2020
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TikTok, Snap and Facebook questioned on body image
The Women and Equalities Committee examines changing the perfect picture: an inquiry into body image
15 December 2020
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Gender Recognition Act reform: Women and Equalities Committee hears evidence from academics
Women and Equalities Committee will hear from a wide range of academics and experts
9 December 2020
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Body image inquiry to hear from Sport England, L’Oreal, Dove, Boohoo, ASA and TfL
The Women and Equalities Committee will take evidence from Dove, L’Oreal, Boohoo, Sport England, the Advertising Standards Authority and Transport for London.
1 December 2020
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Pre Appointment Hearing for Chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission
Women and Equalities Committee and Joint Committee on Human Rights hold joint evidence session
10 November 2020
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