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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.

Committee's work on sexual harassment

Committee news

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The Women and Equalities Committee is looking for Specialist Advisers for its inquiry into equality and the UK asylum process.
The deadline for applications is midnight on Monday 25 October
27 September 2021
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MPs to examine fairness of the UK asylum process
MPs on the House of Commons Women and Equalities Committee are to scrutinise the current UK asylum process
27 September 2021
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Government’s focus on Levelling Up must not turn back the clock on hard-won equal rights
Committee publishes its report on Levelling Up and equality: a new framework for change
24 September 2021
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Has the menopause affected you at work- and how did your workplace support you? Share your experience with MPs
Committee invites those with lived experiences to contribute to its inquiry on menopause and the workplace by completing a short survey.
17 September 2021
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Rights of cohabiting partners examined by Women and Equalities Committee
Leading legal academics will give evidence to the Women and Equalities Committee
17 September 2021
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What progress has Parliament made towards being gender-sensitive? MPs question authorities
The Women and Equalities Committee will question the progress Parliament has made towards creating a gender sensitive institution
10 September 2021
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An invisible cohort: Why are workplaces failing women going through menopause?
Committee launches a new inquiry into menopause in the workplace
23 July 2021
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Committee Chair responds to Government's Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy
The Chair of the House of Commons Women and Equalities Committee has responded to the Government's flagship Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy, which was published today.
21 July 2021
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Leader of House questioned on culture and behaviour in the House of Commons
The Women and Equalities Committee also hears from the Official Opposition and the key domestic Committees
13 July 2021
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Ministers questioned on Covid progress
Women and Equalities Committee hold one-off follow up session on its range of Covid reports
6 July 2021
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Chair criticises GEO Ministers’ ‘worrying lack of respect for Parliament’
Women and Equalities Committee publishes a series of letters sent by the Chair of the Committee highlighting concerns with GEO Ministers
1 July 2021
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Chair criticises GEO ministers ahead of final session on the Reform of the Gender Recognition Act
Women and Equalities Committee examine and scrutinises the Government’s response to the Gender Recognition Act consultation.
14 June 2021
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Committee holds first session on Gender Sensitive Parliament (House of Commons)
Women and Equalities Committee explores institutional focus, representation, policies, procedures and working arrangements for parent MPs
8 June 2021
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Dr Tony Sewell questioned on recent Race and Ethnic Disparities report
Women and Equalities Committee examines the report of the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities
26 May 2021
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Committee examine Government’s work on LGBT issues with recently disbanded LGBT Advisory Panel
Women and Equalities Committee holds a one-off evidence session on The LGBT Advisory Panel
18 May 2021
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Committee welcomes response from Government on vaccine take up in BAME communities and women
Committee welcomes response from Government on vaccine take up in BAME communities and women
14 May 2021
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Committee publishes Government response to report on Coronavirus and the gendered economic impact
Committee publishes Government response to report on Coronavirus and the gendered economic impact
14 May 2021
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Committee holds session on gender identity clinics and transgender healthcare
Women and Equalities Committee holds session on gender identity clinics and transgender healthcare
12 May 2021
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Inquiry launched into the rights of cohabiting partners, the fastest growing family type in England and Wales
Committee launches an inquiry into the rights of cohabiting partners
28 April 2021
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Women and Equalities Committee is looking for a specialist adviser for its inquiry into cohabitation
Committee is looking for a specialist adviser for its inquiry into cohabitation
28 April 2021
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