Ministerial role

Minister for Women


MOJ responsibilities include:

  • family justice and mediation (including Cafcass)
  • female offenders
  • mental health
  • mental capacity (including Office of the Public Guardian)
  • criminal offences gateway
  • coroners, burials, cremation and inquiries policy
  • equalities

Women and Equalities responsibilities include:

  • women and the economy, including women on boards and reducing the gender pay gap
  • challenging cultural stereotypes
  • stopping violence against women and girls
  • domestic, international and EU commitments on equality including the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC)
  • supporting the Secretary of State on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) policy

Previous holders of this role

  1. Caroline Dinenage MP

    • 2015 to 2016


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  1. Gender Recognition Act review announced in plan for transgender equality

    • Press release
  2. Infant cremations

    • Statement to Parliament
  3. Rallying call for female boost in business and the boardroom

    • Press release
  4. "This is, beyond doubt, a critical time for gender equality."

    • Speech
  5. 2016 New Year Honours for services to Women and LGB&T equality

    • News story
  6. Caroline Dinenage responds to the launch of ‘Breaking up is Hard to Do’ report

    • Speech
  7. Cremations

    • Statement to Parliament
  8. Review into the care and management of transgender offenders

    • Statement to Parliament
  9. Record numbers of women in work as government delivers on its pledge to support people into jobs

    • Press release
  10. Hundreds of victims of revenge porn seek support from helpline

    • Press release