“Urgent work is needed to assess the gap that will be left in terms of an authority on the best practice in improving equality in Wales” – Sioned Williams MS
Responding to the news that the charity Chwarae Teg is to close, Plaid Cymru spokesperson for social justice and equalities, Sioned Williams MS said:
“A day after we discuss a revolutionary new proposal to build a fairer, more representative Senedd, we learn that prominent gender equality charity Chwarae Teg is shutting down.
“This is deeply concerning news – for the staff especially – but also because of the invaluable and important research, policy and practical work Chwarae Teg has done to promote gender equality in Wales.
“Urgent work is needed by Welsh Government to assess the gap that will be left in terms of an authority on the best practice in improving equality in Wales, and any impact on women currently being supported by this charity, including those undertaking qualifications.
“Welsh Government set out its ambition for Wales to be a world leader in gender equality in 2017, they now need to outline the steps they will be taking to mitigate the impact of this news on how this will be achieved without the vital and innovative work of Chwarae Teg.”