Chwarae Teg’s vision is a fairer Wales where women achieve and prosper. This vision is not achievable unless all women are able to thrive, and poverty represents a significant barrier to making this a reality.
Poverty rates in Wales have remained largely static for the past decade, hovering around 24%. It has become such a permanent feature of our society that perhaps we’ve become numb to how unacceptable this situation is.
We commissioned this research in recognition that the risk, experience and impact of poverty is different for women than men. As a result, policy interventions will only be effective if they are designed with these differences in mind.