Improving Workplace Gender Equality and Equity in the UK Energy Sector

29 Pages Posted: 22 Oct 2018

Date Written: September 27, 2018


It is the worldwide concept that, women must have more influence in gender equality over the working place that affects their lives. Gender activists have been proficient ahead in ensuring this gender gap on employment has been filled. One among the sector in the United Kingdom that has this problem of gender equality is the sector of energy.

In September 2015, world leaders adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which included 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).This was done in the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit. One among the impartial goal was on women’s equality, as well as the mainstreaming of gender.

The Summit came with a vision that, “a world in which every woman and girl enjoys full gender equality and all legal, social and economic barriers to their empowerment have been removed,” which was declared and signed by the leaders.

The aim of this paper is to establish and determine the gender role of women in energy sector in the United Kingdom, particularly by look at the gender equality and equity in working places in United Kingdom Energy Sector. The paper look further on the role of the government and private sectors in ensuring the gender equality in working places prevails and eliminate or reduce a number of obstacles facing the imbalance of gender equality in energy sector in United Kingdom (The legislation part).

Keywords: gender, gender balance, gender equity, gender equality

Suggested Citation

Magalla, Asherry, Improving Workplace Gender Equality and Equity in the UK Energy Sector (September 27, 2018). Available at SSRN: or

Asherry Magalla (Contact Author)


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