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Fawcett comments on latest child poverty figures

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 in working families. These statistics come in the wake of this week's news that girls in the UK are having to miss school because their families are unable to afford sanitary protection. Freedom4Girls, ...

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Fawcett comments on Government’s failure to act on gender pay gap recommendations

This week, the Government responded to gender pay gap recommendations put forward by the Women and Equalities Committee. Despite its inclusion of overwhelming evidence for the need for urgent action, the Government rejected most ...

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Fawcett comments on Government’s failure to act on gender pay gap recommendations

Fawcett Amendment to the Article 50 Bill

Working with Harriet Harman and a cross-party coalition of MPs, Fawcett is backing an amendment to the Article 50 Bill calling for the Government to protect women's rights during and ...

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Fawcett launches Sex Discrimination Law Review

Amid fears that Brexit will "turn the clock back" on women's rights The Fawcett Society has today launched a major review of the UK's sex discrimination laws in response to the ...

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Fawcett Society report – Sounds Familiar – reveals hostility, complacency and a blame culture against women

Revealed - why progress on gender equality is so slow The Fawcett Society is today publishing new analysis which reveals disturbingly high levels of hostility towards women. These findings help to ...

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Fawcett comments on the WESC’s report, ‘Women in the House of Commons after the 2020 election’

Today, the House of Commons Women and Equalities Committee published a report on ‘Women in the House of Commons after the 2020 election’. Drawing on research by the Fawcett Society, the ...

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Join Fawcett at the Women’s March on London

Women’s March on London, Saturday 21st January On January 21 2017, the first day of Donald Trump’s Presidency, women-led marches, welcoming all participants, will take place across the world, with the ...

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Fawcett comments on the generational gender pay gap

The Fawcett Society welcomes the Resolution Foundation Intergenerational Commission’s article, published Wednesday 4 January, on the generational gender pay gap. Commenting on the article, ‘Is the gender pay gap on the ...

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Sexist Pricing: Fawcett comments on Tesco’s decision to cut the price of women’s razors

Supermarket chain Tesco has cut the price of women's disposable razors to match that of a similar product for men. Previously, Tesco was charging twice as much for a packet of ...

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Fawcett comments on new Gender Pay Gap reporting regulations

Commenting on the new Gender Pay Gap reporting regulations which were laid before parliament today, Sam Smethers, Chief Executive of the Fawcett Society, said: "Gender Pay Gap reporting is potentially the ...

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