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Who is the Northern Powerhouse representing? Here’s why we need a People’s Powerhouse

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, vowing to do better in the future: ‘We understand the Northern Powerhouse can never fulfil its potential if we ignore half the population.’In terms of reputation, management owning the problem, ...

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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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If President Trump Makes You Feel Powerless, It’s Time To Take Action

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 gender inequality. While ...

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It’s time for a new deal for care and carers

Today, the Political Studies Association Commission on Care has launched their report, Towards a New Deal For Care and Carers. Fawcett chair Belinda Phipps and our CEO Sam Smethers were the ...

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This National Hate Crime Awareness Week, let’s make gendered abuse a hate crime

“Hooked me around the neck really tightly”, “Following me slowly in his car”, “Rubbed his bits against my back”, “I felt trapped”, “Are you legal yet?”, “He told me I ...

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We must stand together to call for a commitment to women’s rights in the Brexit negotiations

As the fallout from the EU Referendum intensifies, we at Womankind are sure of one thing: we will stand in solidarity with women’s movements in the UK, in Europe and ...

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‘There is no peace without women!’: Gender and the Colombian peace process

One of our goals of our #FaceHerFuture campaign, a coalition of women's and equalities organisations who are working to make sure women's issues are at the heart of the Brexit negotiations, is to make ...

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