Does Local Government Work for Women?
14
July

Does Local Government Work for Women?

“I just announced I would be a council candidate, then the abuse started.” “They told me if I got pregnant I would have to stand down.” “I was told by...

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30
June
Eradicating the novelty, exotification and questioning of women in the electronic music industry

Eradicating the novelty, exotification and questioning of women in the electronic music industry

“I didn't expect you to be into this kind of music”, when I was met with this statement on nights out I thought nothing of it. Every weekend I was...

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16
June
How the Jo Cox Women in Leadership Programme inspired and changed me

How the Jo Cox Women in Leadership Programme inspired and changed me

I learned long ago that political engagement is the path to change and that you can’t rely on other people to do it; you have to be part of it. The...

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14
June
Abortion Rights And Wrongs: Women’s Rights Must Not Be Used As A Bargaining Chip With The DUP

Abortion Rights And Wrongs: Women’s Rights Must Not Be Used As A Bargaining Chip With The DUP

Eileen is 17 years old and finds out that she is pregnant. She’s in a relationship with a boy who’s a bit older than her. It’s a bit off and...

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09
June
We Have More Women In Westminster Than Ever – But Progress Is Still Far Too Slow

We Have More Women In Westminster Than Ever – But Progress Is Still Far Too Slow

Making predictions can be a bit of a risky business. A few weeks ago at the Fawcett Society we did an analysis of the likely outcome of the general election...

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06
June
English devolution – where are the women?

English devolution – where are the women?

Every which way you look there is a shortage of women leaders in politics. Lack of diversity is not a new problem in the UK so why does it prove...

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27
May
Why is The Handmaid’s Tale so powerful and terrible? Because it is not unreal

Why is The Handmaid’s Tale so powerful and terrible? Because it is not unreal

I don’t really have one favourite read. Just a series of books which have each contributed something to my personal take on the world.  Added to that, favourites change don’t...

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19
May
The stigma and loneliness of being a young mother

The stigma and loneliness of being a young mother

Young Women’s Trust have known for some time that when it comes to seeking work, being a mother throws extra obstacles in the way of young women. In our 2015...

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03
May
Pregnant women are taking desperate measures in the face of Northern Ireland’s abortion ban

Pregnant women are taking desperate measures in the face of Northern Ireland’s abortion ban

Our new blog series, Speakers’ Corner, gives a voice to anyone who has experienced gender discrimination in their everyday lives. Here, filmmaker Hattie Ladd, speaks about the haunting stories she heard while making...

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13
April
Why do women so rarely make it in the financial sector?

Why do women so rarely make it in the financial sector?

Our new blog series, Speakers’ Corner, gives a voice to anyone up against gender discrimination in their everyday lives. Here, author and journalist Iona Bain, gives some insight into her...

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