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Wanted: an MP job-share

We’ve got votes for women and have made the voting age fair: the next step for democracy is job-sharing for MPs.Last year, at a career crossroad in my life, I used the telephone service of the National Careers Service. During this conversation the series of questions led me to identify that the best use of my skills, knowledge and experiences ...

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Missing from the parties: women and Budget responses

As we noted in our previous blog, the Government’s spring Budget for 2015 has been a disappointment for women: it failed to mention a single policy which was specifically targeted ...

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Will women profit from the Budget?

In the pre-election Budget, the Chancellor has presented the British economy as on the cusp of plenty. The Government has passed down some of its savings on spending through various ...

Will women profit from the Budget?
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Honour Mothers, Honour All Carers with a living wage

This year International Women’s Week ends with Mother’s Day, so for once we can celebrate them together. They belong together. The overwhelming majority of women in the world are mothers ...

Honour Mothers, Honour All Carers with a living wage
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Take time out for International Women’s Day

At the Fawcett Society we are working for a society in which individuals can fulfil their potential regardless of their sex. International Women’s Day (IWD) is a chance to reflect ...

Take time out for International Women’s Day
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How to speak up when it matters

Ever known in every sinew in your body that you should speak in a meeting where tough decisions were being made, but held back? Even against your better instincts?If you ...

How to speak up when it matters
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Men in skirts, girls at war and women with balls – it’s Feminist Friday.

Back once again, it’s Feminist Friday. Here Fawcett brings you the news stories y’all should be caring about.No one will have escaped the news that three young women left their ...

Men in skirts, girls at war and women with balls – it’s Feminist Friday.
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Why are there so few women on the boards of start-ups?

We all know that at this point in time we are fighting gender gaps in many areas, from pay to those employed in management positions to women entering STEM industries. ...

Why are there so few women on the boards of start-ups?
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The power in fashion

Final preparations are in place for Sexism in the City, an innovative event aimed at helping graduates move into the world of work.We are a group of seven, young, ambitious ...

The power in fashion
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Project guardian – how the police are putting an end to sexial harassment on public transport

‘It isn’t serious enough’. ‘The police haven’t got time to deal with it’. ‘I don’t know how to report it’. ‘How could they catch them’? ‘I’m so embarrassed’.The reasons people ...

Project guardian – how the police are putting an end to sexial harassment on public transport
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