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One in ten nursery staff earn less than the minimum wage- most affected are women

One in ten nursery staff earn less than the minimum wage- most affected are women

Almost half a million women in England work in childcare. Most earn very little – the average non-management pay in a privately run nursery is about £13,000 a year. But shockingly, some don’t even earn the minimum wage.Data released by the Department for Education last month shows that one in ten of these nursery staff earn less than the minimum ...

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One in ten girls experience rape – Governments must act now to stem this global epidemic

According to the UN, one in three women will experience some form of physical or sexual violence during their lifetime, irrespective of country, age or background. And it’s estimated that ...

One in ten girls experience rape – Governments must act now to stem this global epidemic
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Pregnant women and mothers hope for greater access to justice with #GiveMeSix campaign

The current law states that you have three months (less one day) to raise a tribunal claim from the point that discrimination occurs. Despite the Equality and Human Rights Commission ...

Pregnant women and mothers hope for greater access to justice with #GiveMeSix campaign
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Refugee women are disproportionately affected by disasters- that’s why I’m marching for them this Sunday

On Sunday 5th March, The Fawcett Society is partnering with Care International for #March4Women, a day of marching, music and campaigning for the rights of all women. Thousands are expected ...

Refugee women are disproportionately affected by disasters- that’s why I’m marching for them this Sunday
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The Muslim Women’s Network: Tackling discrimination and harmful stereotypes

Forced off the bus for speaking another language; shouted at in public for 'being different'; bullied, assaulted and abused for her sartorial choices.Hate crimes against religious and ethnic minorities, including Muslim women, ...

The Muslim Women’s Network: Tackling discrimination and harmful stereotypes
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Who is the Northern Powerhouse representing? Here’s why we need a People’s Powerhouse

This weekend, following social media criticism which was rapidly becoming mainstream news, the organisers of the Northern Powerhouse conference and exhibition issued an apology around the lack of female panelists, ...

Who is the Northern Powerhouse representing? Here’s why we need a People’s Powerhouse
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Why I signed my daughter up to the Fawcett Society on Trump’s inauguration day

I signed my daughter up to the Fawcett Society on the 20 January 2017: inauguration day in the USA. I was terribly disappointed when Donald Trump won the US presidential ...

Why I signed my daughter up to the Fawcett Society on Trump’s inauguration day
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Are we in danger of designing public spaces that favour only non-disabled men?

There’s a new trend hitting the high streets of Britain; it goes by the name of ‘shared space’ and for those involved in planning our public spaces, it appears to ...

Are we in danger of designing public spaces that favour only non-disabled men?
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Violence Against Women and Girls. When will we see change? #ICChange

Thankfully, Parliament took a significant step today and moved us closer to ratifying the Istanbul Convention with SNP MP Dr Eilidh’s Whiteford’s Private Member’s Bill passing its 2nd reading. The ...

Violence Against Women and Girls. When will we see change? #ICChange
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John’s story: How my experience in GMB influenced my feminism and led me to join Fawcett

In the weeks following Donald Trump’s shocking victory in the US Presidential Election, Fawcett saw a surge of new members, who joined us in order to take meaningful action against ...

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