Gender Equality Month 

March is Gender Equality Month in the college, incorporating International Women's Day on March 8th. 

Although great progress has been made, there are still many countries around the world where genders are segregated, or people of certain genders are treated as second-class citizens. Even in Scotland, some parts of society still treat different genders differently and even discriminate against people based on gender. Gender Equality Month is an opportunity to raise awareness about these issues and to think about how we can ensure a world where people are treated fairly and have access to the same opportunities, no matter what their gender.

Gender Action Plan 2017-2021 

Each College has been tasked by the Scottish Funding Council, SFC, with developing its own Gender Action Plan, GAP, to tackle those subjects with the greatest gender imbalance.

This report presents City of Glasgow College’s Gender Action Plan 2017 - 2021. Key to planning, delivering and evaluating an effective and robust framework are leadership; governance; and planning and performance.

The College’s gender action planning framework has been incorporated into the College’s Equality Outcomes 2017-2021, published in April 2017, as Equality Outcome 1.1. Progress will be presented within the Progress in Achieving Equality Outcomes Report, to be published in 2019 and 2021.  

Answers to our table-topper quiz questions

1. How much money could closing the gender pay gap add to Scotland’s economy? 

Closing the gender gap in employment could add £17bn to Scotland’s economy (Close the Gap). 

2. On average, how much less do women earn than men per week in Scotland?

On average women in Scotland earn £182.90 per week less than men. Find out more about this on Close the Gap website

3. In 2013, 6,233 suicides were recorded in the UK for people ages 15 and older.  What percentage were male vs female?

In 2013, 6,233 suicides were recorded in the UK for people aged 15 and older. Of these, 78% were male and 22% were female (Mental Health Foundation). 

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Further information

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