Gender - back on the agenda

19th March, 2007

Telford people are to be asked their views on the biggest change in sex equality legislation in 30 years which is due to come into force in April.

The changes aim to help men, women, boys and girls to be free from discrimination and to receive services that meet their needs better.

"In the past, it has been up to individuals to challenge organisations when they felt they were being treated unfairly because of their sex. In future it will be up to public bodies to make sure they are not discriminating and that they are taking steps to promote equality," said Linda Gunn, Equalities Officer at Telford and Wrekin Council.

"Public organisations will need to say how they are going to deal with issues that are important to local people," she said.

Members of the Telford and Wrekin Strategic Partnership will be talking to people in Telford Town Centre on Monday, February 26 and asking them what they think is important and which issues should be tackled.