Campaigns

Don’t blame it on the girls

School uniforms are in the news and once again girls are the focus for a worrying blame culture. It is time this stopped. Here is an extract from the Plymouth Herald:A Plymouth school has banned girls from wearing skirts because too many were wearing them too short.Plymstock School has sent a letter to parents saying that from September all girls will have ...

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Views not shoes: monitoring sexism in General Election news

‘Sleek as an otter’, the ‘Downing Street Catwalk’, ‘Cameron’s Cuties’, ‘Brown’s Sugars’ and ‘Blair’s Babes' are just some of the terms that have been used  by the media to describe ...

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Views not shoes: monitoring sexism in General Election news

More women on boards: a step in the right direction

The Fawcett Society welcomes the increase in the number of female directors on boards in Britain’s top companies, announced by Lord Davies of Abersoch today.The annual review of Women on ...

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Equal Pay

*New figures from the Office of National Statistics published in December 2013  show the pay gap widening for the first time in five years. This page will be updated shortly, ...

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Equal Pay

Cutting Women Out

What’s the problem?Women in UK today face entrenched economic inequality. For example:Across the board, women earn an average of 15% less than men – so for every pound a man ...

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Cutting Women Out

The 'Triple Jeopardy'

The current austerity agenda and programme of deep spending cuts has left women facing a ‘triple jeopardy’ of cuts to jobs, benefits and vital services.Click on the links below to ...

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Save the Public Sector Equality Duty

Women are still not equal to men and this inequality manifests itself in many ways:  women in the UK still earn an average 15% less than men,  are  more likely ...

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Women’s Rights are Human Rights

“Our vision is of a society made stronger for all because women and our rights are equally valued and respected and because we have equal power and influence in decisions ...

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Women and Work

What's the situation?Having the opportunity to take up quality, well paid work has long been understood as key for women’s equality. Even before the most recent financial crisis and austerity ...

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Frequently Asked Questions on Women’s Representation

What does the 'supply of women' refer to? The supply of women or the ‘pipeline’, refers to the numbers of women available to take up positions of power/influence. There are different ...

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Frequently Asked Questions on Women’s Representation

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