The Gender Network is an intersectional policy forum that brings together over 80 voluntary organisations, academics and activists working on gender equality alongside other equalities streams.
WEN Wales is funded by the Welsh Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA) to run this Gender Network, as part of the Third Sector Partnership Council (TSPC). The group meets quarterly, and information is disseminated to the network on a weekly basis.
We share information, update each other on our work and formulate joint policies because together we are stronger.
For instance, we highlighted the impact of rising costs of living on women who experience intersecting discrimination to relevant Minister and Committees. We provided training opportunities on human rights legislation and committee engagement. We successfully called for a dedicated Equality and Social Justice Committee following the 2021 Senedd elections, and we published a joint manifesto ahead of the 2021 Senedd elections.