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Last Updated: Sunday, 28 January 2007, 11:45 GMT
Councils consult on gender plan
Two councils in Cornwall are consulting the public on a Gender Equality Scheme which comes into force in April.

It requires them to eliminate discrimination and show they treat women and men equally.

Penwith and Kerrier District Councils are holding a public consultation on Wednesday at Whites Warehouse in Hayle.

The councils hope it will help them find out the needs and experiences of men, women and transgender people in relation to the services they provide.

The consultation results will be used by the councils to develop their Gender Equality Scheme.

New regulations come into force in April under which all public authorities must promote equality of opportunity, and eliminate discrimination and harassment.

It is part of a wider equalities agenda covering race, disability, sexual orientation, age and religion.


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