Welsh equality network hopes to help women through tough time
Christmas shopping on Queen Street, Cardiff. The equality network will help assess the impact of government austerity measures on women
Women in Wales could be facing a positive future, following the launch of the government backed Women’s Equality Network (WEN) Wales.
As women across Britain feel the effects of the UK government’s austerity measures, the network will act as a voice for women in Wales and help the Welsh government assess the impact of policy and budgets on women.
“There is no doubt that women face challenging years ahead,” said Equality Minister Jane Hutt, who launched the network.
According to the Chair of the network, Kirsty Davies, WEN Wales aims to harness the expertise of women across Wales working for equality, as well as engage with women to discuss changes for the future.
“Now is the time to work together to create a fair Wales,” she said.