New Gender Equality Duty network

16 March 2007

Voluntary sector organisations will be able to sign up to a new network to help with implementation of the Gender Equality Duty, to be launched later this month.

The network, which will provide members with regular updates and information about progress in implementing the Duty, and bring organisations together to share best practice examples of how it is working, is being organised by the Men’s Health Forum.

It will be launched at the MHF’s conference, ‘The Gender Equality Duty – Are You Ready?’, being held at the King’s Fund in central London on March 26.

The conference, aimed at chief executives and chairs of voluntary organisations, as well as diversity and other policy officers, will provide expert advice on how the Duty will work, its likely impact on voluntary organisations, and how the Duty can be used to benefit the work they do for the men and women they represent. The conference is also an opportunity to discuss the Duty alongside voluntary organisations working in the healthcare sector.

Although the conference will have a strong health focus, representatives from other voluntary organisations with an interest in the Duty are also welcome.

If you would like to attend, contact Gordon Mead or Henry Burkitt from AS Biss & Co, who are organising the conference, on 020 7340 6200. Information about the Gender Equality Duty is available via


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