One in ten nursery staff earn less than the minimum wage- most affected are women
23
March

One in ten nursery staff earn less than the minimum wage- most affected are women

Almost half a million women in England work in childcare. Most earn very little – the average non-management pay in a privately run nursery is about £13,000 a year. But...

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13
March
Pregnant women and mothers hope for greater access to justice with #GiveMeSix campaign

Pregnant women and mothers hope for greater access to justice with #GiveMeSix campaign

The current law states that you have three months (less one day) to raise a tribunal claim from the point that discrimination occurs. Despite the Equality and Human Rights Commission...

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03
March
Refugee women are disproportionately affected by disasters- that’s why I’m marching for them this Sunday

Refugee women are disproportionately affected by disasters- that’s why I’m marching for them this Sunday

On Sunday 5th March, The Fawcett Society is partnering with Care International for #March4Women, a day of marching, music and campaigning for the rights of all women. Thousands are expected...

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01
March
The Muslim Women’s Network: Tackling discrimination and harmful stereotypes

The Muslim Women’s Network: Tackling discrimination and harmful stereotypes

Forced off the bus for speaking another language; shouted at in public for 'being different'; bullied, assaulted and abused for her sartorial choices.Hate crimes against religious and ethnic minorities, including Muslim women,...

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22
February
Who is the Northern Powerhouse representing? Here’s why we need a People’s Powerhouse

Who is the Northern Powerhouse representing? Here’s why we need a People’s Powerhouse

This weekend, following social media criticism which was rapidly becoming mainstream news, the organisers of the Northern Powerhouse conference and exhibition issued an apology around the lack of female panelists,...

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17
February
Why I signed my daughter up to the Fawcett Society on Trump’s inauguration day

Why I signed my daughter up to the Fawcett Society on Trump’s inauguration day

I signed my daughter up to the Fawcett Society on the 20 January 2017: inauguration day in the USA. I was terribly disappointed when Donald Trump won the US presidential...

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13
February
Are we in danger of designing public spaces that favour only non-disabled men?

Are we in danger of designing public spaces that favour only non-disabled men?

There’s a new trend hitting the high streets of Britain; it goes by the name of ‘shared space’ and for those involved in planning our public spaces, it appears to...

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09
December
John’s story: How my experience in GMB influenced my feminism and led me to join Fawcett

John’s story: How my experience in GMB influenced my feminism and led me to join Fawcett

In the weeks following Donald Trump’s shocking victory in the US Presidential Election, Fawcett saw a surge of new members, who joined us in order to take meaningful action against...

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02
December
If President Trump Makes You Feel Powerless, It’s Time To Take Action

If President Trump Makes You Feel Powerless, It’s Time To Take Action

In the weeks following Donald Trump's shocking victory in the US Presidential Election, Fawcett saw a surge of new members, who joined us in order to take meaningful action against gender inequality. While...

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01
November
It’s time for a new deal for care and carers

It’s time for a new deal for care and carers

Today, the Political Studies Association Commission on Care has launched their report, Towards a New Deal For Care and Carers. Fawcett chair Belinda Phipps and our CEO Sam Smethers were the...

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