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About Us

The WBG brings together feminist economists, researchers, policy experts and activists to work towards our vision of a gender equal society in which women’s financial independence gives them greater autonomy at work, home, and in civil society. We work towards this by:

  • developing analysis and leading debate on:
    • the gender implications of economic policy
    • the social dimensions of economic policy
    • incorporating a consideration of the unpaid economy into economic policy
    • how economic policy might free women and men from stereotypes
  • raising awareness and expanding understanding within the UK Ministry of Finance and other policy makers and opinion formers on the gender implications of economic policy
  • promoting, encouraging and enabling the use of gender mainstreaming and in particular gender budget analysis
  • contributing to and learning from international learning and progress on the applicaion of gender budget analysis

Our two main activities are:

  • collating expertise from a range of individuals and organisations in order to influence and inform government policy.
  • working with Her Majesty’s Treasury to develop a gender budget for the UK.