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Assessing the childcare divide

The number of female Cabinet ministers who are also mothers is now 57 per cent, up from 40 per cent in 2010. Does this signal that Parliament is inclined to make better provision for working mothers? Childcare is a key area that needs change. There are more women in work than ever before yet, because they still take on the majority ...

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Gender gap in buying a first home

Coming hot on the heels of Fawcett's blog on housing prospects post election, I have uncovered figures that show that female first-time buyers have to work for longer than men in ...

Gender gap in buying a first home
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Where will people live?

Housing has quite rightly moved up the political agenda in recent years as the shortage of homes becomes more acute. Demand currently outweighs supply and affordable housing is becoming hard ...

Where will people live?
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On George Galloway’s sexist campaign against Naz Shah

The Fawcett Society congratulates Naz Shah on her successful and resounding election as Member of Parliament for Bradford West and expresses concern that the continued opposition of the unsuccessful Respect ...

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Female pilots: flying in the face of adversity

I am a professional artist living in Godalming, Surrey, and I have created an art installation called Skylines. This features the names of 301 female aircraft pilots who, I believe, ...

Female pilots: flying in the face of adversity
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Cabinet Breakthrough for Women

At Westminster today, David Cameron has been busy announcing his new front bench and of the 26 members, 11 are women - 42% of the new front bench. Considering that women make ...

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Women in the 2015 General Election

Whilst the election results for the various parties have been decidedly mixed, the results for women in Parliament have been a great success. The number of women in Parliament has ...

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Election 2015: Celebration or Disappointment?

It’s 10pm on Thursday 7 May 2015 and the polls have now closed in the General Election. All there is left to do now is wait for the vote count and ...

Election 2015: Celebration or Disappointment?
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We shed light on the invisible women

We have good news for activists on the eve of the election. Our previous blog in our views not shoes campaign on the invisible women in the election, looked at the coverage ...

We shed light on the invisible women
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The things I learned from organising a hustings on women’s issues

What will the political parties do for women if elected? I had almost no idea, as women’s issues are rarely featured in election campaigns. In March, the Oxford Fawcett Group organised a hustings with ...

The things I learned from organising a hustings on women’s issues
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