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About Equally Safe at Work

Equally Safe at Work is an innovative employer accreditation programme developed by Close the Gap which is being piloted in seven local councils across Scotland. The programme aims to support employers to improve their employment practice to advance gender equality at work, and prevent violence against women.

Equally Safe at Work supports the implementation of Equally Safe, Scotland's national strategy to eradicate violence against women and girls. The strategy, which is jointly owned by Scottish Government and COSLA, recognises that violence against women is a cause and consequence of wider gender inequality. Addressing gender inequality in the workplace is therefore a fundamental step in preventing violence against women.

Close the Gap has established an expert advisory group to oversee the Equally Safe at Work pilot. Members include Engender, Zero Tolerance, Rape Crisis Scotland, Scottish Government, COSLA, Improvement Service, and the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

About Close the Gap

Close the Gap is Scotland’s expert policy and advocacy organisation working on women’s labour market participation. We work with policymakers, employers and employees to influence and enable action to address the causes of women’s inequality at work. More information on Close the Gap's work is available on our website.