WEN Wales is the new home of Wales Women’s Budget Group

Wednesday November 1st, 2023

Following the sad closure of Chwarae Teg, Women’s Equality Network Wales is pleased that the vital work of Wales Women’s Budget Group will continue in its new home at WEN.

We are delighted to welcome Hannah Griffiths to the WEN team as WWBG Co-ordinator and Policy Assistant. Hannah will work closely with our Policy and Public Affairs Manager and other members of the WEN team, to ensure that the WWBG continues to influence and inform public policy to promote a gender equal economy through gender budgeting.

WEN Director Victoria Vasey said:

“We’re proud to welcome WWBG to its new home at Women’s Equality Network Wales, where the project’s work to promote a gender equal economy is a natural fit as we work for a Wales free from gender discrimination. As the cost of living crisis continues to squeeze women in Wales, the scrutiny of the WWBG is crucial in holding budgetary decision makers to account.”

The WWBG Board of Trustees said:

“Thanks to the Trustees and staff of both WEN Wales and Chwarae Teg we are pleased to confirm that the work of WWBG will continue from its new home at WEN Wales. It’s crucial during this cost of living crisis that women’s voices continue to be heard, and that public spending is scrutinised to ensure it advances equality and does not further ingrain systemic inequality. WWBG is committed to providing that voice.”

WWBG Co-ordinator and Policy Assistant Hannah Griffiths said:

“It comes as a huge relief that the work of WWBG can continue following the sad closure of Chwarae Teg. In the current context of mounting cost of living and budgetary pressures, promoting gender equality in the Welsh and UK budgetary processes is more imperative than ever. I am delighted that the WWBG project has found a new home within WEN Wales and very much look forward to continuing its important work there.”

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