Gender: Equality

Women and Equalities written question – answered on 15th June 2020.

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Photo of Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick Non-affiliated

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support women working in communities to tackle the root causes of gender inequality.

Photo of Baroness Berridge Baroness Berridge Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for International Trade) (Minister for Women), The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

My officials regularly meet with the women's sector and continue to do so. In the present circumstances the government is providing extra funding to frontline charities including those which support women, and my officials have been alerting and encouraging grassroots women's charities to apply for grant funding which has been made available through the National Lottery Community Fund.

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