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Cabinet Member for Women and Equalities


·         Ensuring all equalities strands (sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, pregnancy/maternity, religion/belief, age, marriage and civil partnerships) are embedded throughout council performance and the impact on these groups of austerity is minimised

·         Overall responsibility for council policy on gender equality

·         Oversight of the Council’s Equality Strategy – development and implementation

·         Assessing the needs of the borough’s EU citizens as the UK exits the EU

·         Assessing and improving equality of access to council services and customer services

·         Overseeing Equality Assessments (EAs)

·         Overseeing community engagement, including Community Plan, increased participation in local decision making and increasing social capital

·         Joint responsibility for Merton’s Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) strategy

·         Support and development of the LGBT+ forum

·         Support and development of the Faith and Belief Forum


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