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This discrimination against new mothers at work must end

This discrimination against new mothers at work must end

It’s 40 years since legislation was first passed protecting women from being fired the moment they told their boss that they’re pregnant. You might have thought that by now we would have got to grips with the notion that most women will at some point in their lives have children, and will need some time away from work to deal with the messy business of giving ...

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Wall of Silence

In 1971, Refuge opened the world’s first refuge for women and children fleeing domestic violence in West London.  Women and children flocked to our doors because, for the first time, ...

Wall of Silence
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Feminist Friday – Toy Stories

Each week the Fawcett team will be scouring the media and blogosphere to bring you our top essential feminist posts from the past 7 days – the good, the bad ...

Feminist Friday – Toy Stories
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Feminist Friday – Rising Up and Shouting Back

Each week the Fawcett team will be scouring the media and blogosphere to bring you our top essential feminist posts from the past 7 days – the good, the bad ...

Feminist Friday – Rising Up and Shouting Back
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Women’s Aid SOS signal to Government

Women’s Aid celebrates its 40th anniversary later this month but domestic violence services are facing their toughest challenge yet. Women’s Aid is calling on the Government to commit to protecting ...

Women’s Aid SOS signal to Government
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Feminist Friday – “Heteronormative Patriarchy on Crack”

This week I spoke at an event with the fantastic journalist Reni Edo-Lodge. She described so-called lad-culture as “heteronormative patriarchy on crack” and I haven’t been able to get the ...

Feminist Friday – “Heteronormative Patriarchy on Crack”
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Stories fit for feminists – the early years

In Meg’s monthly blog, she’ll take a look at the wide range of books - from pre-school stories to the classic texts - that have inspired her as a feminist.    Remember ...

Stories fit for feminists – the early years
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Feminist Friday – Money Matters

Each week the Fawcett team will be scouring the media and blogosphere to bring you our top essential feminist posts from the past 7 days – the good, the bad ...

Feminist Friday – Money Matters
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Cutting Women Out in Bristol

Anna Mapson is a member of Fawcett Bristol, and is on the Fawcett Society's Board of Trustees. Here she discusses brand new Fawcett Bristol research on the impact spending cuts ...

Cutting Women Out in Bristol
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November 4th: Today women stop earning relative to men

Today is Equal Pay Day – the day in the year that UK women stop earning relative to men – and usually one of the biggest in the Fawcett campaigning ...

November 4th: Today women stop earning relative to men
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