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Archaeology in the 21st century must tackle sexual harassment and lack of diversity- here’s how

Archaeology in the 21st century must tackle sexual harassment and lack of diversity- here’s how

When most people are asked to imagine what an archaeologist looks like, the likelihood is that they will describe a middle-aged white man. He may be wearing a fedora and leather jacket like Indiana Jones in the movies, or a colourful woolly jumper like Mick Aston in the TV show ‘Time Team’, but the person wearing the clothes is essentially ...

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It’s 2017, and we still can’t put mothers on marriage certificates

Here’s a sample marriage certificate. The basic format hasn’t changed since it was first introduced in 1949. Observe the boxes marked father’s name and surname and rank and profession of ...

It’s 2017, and we still can’t put mothers on marriage certificates
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The golden handcuffs of flexible working

Our new blog series, Speakers' Corner, gives a voice to anyone up against gender discrimination in their everyday lives. The first instalment is about the difficulties of flexible working, from Stella ...

The golden handcuffs of flexible working
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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 ...

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