Gwynedd Council's Strategic Equality Scheme



The Equality Scheme's Characteristics 

Gwynedd Council has prepared a draft of the Strategic Equality Plan for the next four years (2016-20). The purpose of Gwynedd Council’s Strategic Equality Plan 2016-20 is to reduce inequality between people with equality characteristics and the rest of society.  Those characteristics include: 

  • Age
  • Gender reassignment
  • Sex
  • Race – including ethnic or national origin, colour or nationality 
  • Disability
  • Pregnancy and maternity
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Religion or belief – including non-belief
  • Marriage and civil partnership  



The Plan consists of four objectives in order to make sure that the Council works to reduce inequality in its everyday work. We intend to do this by putting the people of Gwynedd at the centre of everything we do by listening to their views and experiences.

These four objections are:

  • Objective 1: To improve our arrangements regarding obtaining and using the opinion of people who share equality characteristics 
  • Objective 2: To improve our equality impact assessment arrangements
  • Objective 3: To create circumstances for people from different backgrounds to represent the people of Gwynedd by standing in an election to become an elected member
  • Objective 4: To identify any employment and pay inequalities and to take action to reduce them