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Report suggests third of men 'do not recognise inequality is an issue'

A leading charity says a third of men 'do not recognise inequality is still an issue' for women in the workplace.

New research by Chwarae Teg suggests men are the 'missing ingredient' to achieving gender equality. They say in Wales 'more needs to be done' and that the role of men is 'crucial'.

31%
of men surveyed said they believe gender equality has been achieved.
13%
of women surveyed said they believe gender equality has been achieved.

Chwarae Teg aims to improve the position of women in the economy, the new report looks at men's perception of gender equality in the workplace. It focussed on male-dominated industries including construction, energy and environment, ICT, and manufacturing.

The report also found gender stereotypes were still prevalent in the workplace. Credit: PA

Natasha Davies is Policy and Research Lead at Chwarae Teg, she says men 'have a significant impact' on equality in the workplace.

Men act as ‘gatekeepers’ for other colleagues, so it is absolutely crucial that they are on board. If men don’t understand the problem, then how can we expect them to champion the solutions?

– Natasha Davies, Chwarae Teg