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Women and Girls' Equality Panel

Greater Manchester Women and Girls’ Equality Panel

Greater Manchester is establishing a Women and Girls’ Equality Panel to accelerate gender equality, enabling women and girls to live their best life in Greater Manchester.

The Panel will work to ensure that all women and girls, across the ten boroughs of Greater Manchester, have equality of opportunity to start well, live well and age well.

It will establish a clear vision for women and girls in Greater Manchester to understand issues and inequalities impacting on their lives and recognising women and girls’ particular experience of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In addition, the Panel will ensure that gender equality is actively considered by GMCA, and the wider Greater Manchester system, in decisions made to help make the city-region a better place to live, work, study and do business, and that a differentiated approach is adopted where appropriate.

The Panel will play a key role in making recommendations to GMCA, partners from across the public, private and voluntary sectors to drive  change.

It will be jointly chaired by Portfolio Lead for Equalities and Ageing, Cllr Brenda Warrington, and Chief Executive Portfolio Lead for Equalities and Ageing, Pam Smith. Greater Manchester’s Deputy Mayor for Policing, Crime, Criminal Justice and Fire, Bev Hughes will also be a core member. 

Further information on the panel can be found in the terms of reference below: 

The recruitment process is now closed

Update – 7th September

We have received a high number of applications to the Women & Girls Panel and are therefore still going through our selection process.

We will respond to all applicants before the end of September.

The first meeting of the Women & Girls Panel will take place over Zoom and will now be at the later date of on Monday 19th October 13.00 – 15.00.