Strengthening women's voices in government: speak out now!

Posted May 31st 2011, 10:42

The Government consultation on 'Strengthening Women's Voices in Government' closes on the 10th June. "The UKRC urges all our partners and the members of our networks to take part in this initiative," says UKRC Director Annette Williams.

"The UK Government wants to to enable a different approach to bringing the informed opinion of women into Government policy-making. At the UKRC we know that it is key that women are involved who represent or can comment on science, engineering and technology. Women are under-represented in many of the SET sectors, which makes their voice all the more necessary."

The survey can be filled in online, by 10 June 2011.

"The new approach which the Government Equalities Office wants to see is one which is broad based, so women from all walks of life can contribute and have their say. Whether you want to feed in because you feel passionately about a particular issue; or because you are interested in how policy affects women in the UK; this consultation is a real opportunity for you to let us know your preferences for how you want to be heard and listened to and to help us shape the new approach," government representatives state.

You can take part by completing an online survey or submit written evidence on what you think are the priorities for women in the UK and how you want to communicate with government going forward. the views and feedback from the consultation will be used to inform and shape the new approach. Results from the consultation will be published in autumn this year.

You can respond to the consultation questions online here. Or submit written evidence to womensengagement@geo.gsi.gov.uk

The consultation runs until 10 June 2011.