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Fawcett report reveals sexism ‘commonplace’ in Local Government

Fawcett report reveals sexism ‘commonplace’ in Local Government

38% report sexist comments from council colleagues, one-third in council chamber 10% of female councillors have experienced sexual harassmentSexism is commonplace in local government with almost four in ten female councillors having experienced sexist comments from within their own party, according to a report released today.The survey of over 2,300 councillors* also found that a third of women councillors ...

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Fawcett comments on government plans to issue guidelines on sexist dress codes

Today, the government announced that it will issue guidelines on sexist dress codes, but will not make it illegal for employers to insist that people wear heels to work. Fawcett Chief ...

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Fawcett comments on government plans to issue guidelines on sexist dress codes

Gillian Wearing announced as artist of Millicent Fawcett statue in Parliament Square

• Gillian Wearing will be the first woman to create a statue for Parliament Square• The statue, of Suffragist leader Millicent Fawcett, will be the first female statue in the ...

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Gillian Wearing announced as artist of Millicent Fawcett statue in Parliament Square

Fawcett announces Spirit of Women Grantees

The Fawcett Society, the UK’s leading membership charity campaigning for gender equality and women’s rights, has announced the successful grantees for the Spirit of Women Changemakers small grants programme. The ...

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Fawcett announces Spirit of Women Grantees

Fawcett comments on new gender pay gap reporting regulations

From today, organisations with at least 250 employees will be required to publish their gender pay gap data, with an estimated 9,000 employers affected.The Fawcett Society has long campaigned for regulation to ...

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Fawcett comments on new gender pay gap reporting regulations

Millicent Fawcett to be commemorated with statue in Parliament Square

Today, we fully welcome the government's announcement that a statue of Dame Millicent Fawcett will be put up in Parliament Square next year, commemorating 100 years since women gained the vote in ...

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Millicent Fawcett to be commemorated with statue in Parliament Square

Fawcett comments on the TUC’s call for ‘decently paid’ maternity leave in UK

Statutory maternity pay for UK mothers is among the worst in Europe, according to new analysis by the TUC and the Leave Network, with only Ireland and Slovakia having worse entitlements ...

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Fawcett comments on the TUC’s call for ‘decently paid’ maternity leave in UK

Fawcett comments on latest child poverty figures

The Government has today published its annual poverty statistics, which reveal high levels of child poverty. 4 million children in the UK are living in poverty, with 67% of these children ...

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Fawcett comments on latest child poverty figures

Fawcett comments on Spring Budget 17

Responding to the Budget today Sam Smethers, Chief Executive of the Fawcett Society said:  "On International Women’s Day this was a budget where women featured but still didn’t significantly gain. Many ...

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Fawcett comments on Spring Budget 17

Many minority ethnic women ‘left behind’ by pay gap progress

Pakistani & Bangladeshi women see biggest overall gender pay gap at 26%Black African women experience largest full-time gender pay gap at 19.6%Today we are publishing new analysis of the gender pay ...

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