Shaping a Fairer Future: A review of the recommendations of the Women and Work Commission three years on
The 2006 Women and Work Commission (WWC) government action plan was a key focus for policy framework development and evaluation under the previous Labour government. A progress report was published in 2007 and in 2009, the WWC issued a second progress report on the 2006 government action plan. This latest 2009 report noted positively that the government had made progress in relation to tackling gender stereotyping and occupational segregation among young people aged 14-19 years, in supporting women’s continuing access to skills and training measures, in improving childcare and the right to request flexible working, and in promoting gender equality in the public sector with the implementation of the Equality Duty. However, it also argued that further work was needed and so made four overarching recommendations containing 43 specific recommendations in relation to education, continuing learning, balancing work and family life and action in the public sector.
Women and Work Commission (2006) 'Shaping a Fairer Future', London: Government Equalities Office