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Diversity and the British female Suffrage movement

Diversity and the British female Suffrage movement

‘At this time the Women’s Suffragette movement who were fighting for their votes, was at its height. In those days there were few Indian women in London. Hearing of me they sent me an invitation to join their demonstration at Piccadilly Circus, and to march with them led by Mrs Pankhurst to the Parliament House … It was a great ...

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Howzat! Maasai Warriors challenge FGM through cricket

Cricket seems like an odd place to start a women’s rights movement. Yet recently cricket has been helping to raise awareness about the need for greater gender equality.  This week, ...

Howzat! Maasai Warriors challenge FGM through cricket
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The gender pension gap

In May 2013, George Osborne, speaking at the Global Investment Conference in London, admitted he was delighted with the money he had saved by increasing the State Pension age, which ...

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Calculating the gender pay gap

A note on our maths On Monday 9th November, we marked Equal Pay Day. The date is calculated using the full-time mean pay gap.Different organisations use different measures of the gap so ...

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The cost of caring

It is forty years since the women of Iceland took a Day Off and brought the country to a halt, and 20 years since we won a commitment from governments ...

The cost of caring
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The growing crisis in dementia care

There is no doubt that there is growing urgency to address the impact of dementia: the media regularly report on the increasing number of people facing it. This year in the ...

The growing crisis in dementia care
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The pregnant pause in job security

Earlier this year the Equality and Human Rights Commission published their robust and detailed report on pregnancy and maternity discrimination in the UK. It stated that approximately 54,000 women a ...

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Our vision for gender equality

I am fortunate to hold not one, but two jobs in Government, as in addition to being the Secretary of State for Education, I am also Minister for Women and ...

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Labour’s Gender Equality Agenda

This weekend, in Brighton, Labour’s women’s conference brings together more than 1000 women from across the Labour movement. Women from all walks of life, all ages, all parts of the ...

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Beyond Quotas

It’s been a dispiriting few weeks for women’s representation.  Outstanding women candidates for the Labour leadership, deputy leadership and London mayoral candidacy were beaten by men, compounded by no women ...

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