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'Barriers' for women at work

A report by an agency set up to help the economic development of Welsh women shows that while considerable progress has been made, gender inequality, stereotyping and segregation are still evident in the Welsh workplace.

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Minister 'looking at ways to improve affordable childcare'

Today's report will help us to take stock of the position of women in the Welsh workforce and highlight work that still needs to be done.

It is vital that we challenge stereotypes in subject choice at school and in the workplace and that this should begin at the earliest opportunity.

The costs and quality of childcare are a major concern for many parents who are in the workplace or who wish to work. The Welsh Government is committed to taking action to improve things for ordinary people and I am looking at ways to improve access to affordable childcare.

– Huw Lewis AM, Communities Minister

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