This report sets out the UK government’s overarching approach to advancing gender equality and our determination to eliminate discrimination.
It explains the changes introduced by the Equality Act 2010 (the Equality Act) in Great Britain and outlines the main elements of the government’s Equality Strategy, Building a Fairer Britain, published in December 2010: the UK’s first ever cross-Government equality strategy.
Delivery of the strategy is supported by a new Inter-Ministerial Group on Equalities, comprising 12 Ministers representing major departments and chaired by the Right Honourable Theresa May MP, Home Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities. She is supported by Lynne Featherstone MP, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Equalities and Ministerial Champion for Combating Violence Against Women Overseas.
Date: Wed Jun 22 14:25:19 BST 2011