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No one should be denied rights or opportunities because of their gender. We are working to reduce and remove the social and economic barriers faced by women and men in Scotland.

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Background

Key statistics about women and men in Scotland including income, education, health and transport:

We make equality considerations part of our everyday work. Find out more about: mainstreaming equality.

Bills and legislation

The Equality Act 2010 brought together existing equality legislation.

It focuses on people with the following protected characteristics: age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, sex, sexual orientation and religion and belief.

Contact

Email: ceu@gov.scot – Central Enquiry Unit

Phone: 0300 244 4000 – Central Enquiry Unit

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road
Edinburgh
EH1 3DG