28
July

Helping survivors of domestic abuse to face their future

FaceHerFuture What does the concept of ‘future’ mean to a woman experiencing domestic abuse? The future can be a scary and dark place when...

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20
July
The time has come to #FaceHerFuture

The time has come to #FaceHerFuture

Today we come together with women’s organisations and allies to launch our new Face Her Future campaign, which is about the future we want for the women and girls in...

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18
January
The campaign for equal civil partnerships

The campaign for equal civil partnerships

My partner, Jimmy, and I are campaigning to open up civil partnerships, currently only available for same sex couples, to different sex couples. We are expecting our first child together...

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11
December
The Farmer’s in her den…

The Farmer’s in her den…

My colleague, Anna Daly, and I were recently asked to submit a proposal for an activity at our local Festival of Feminist Arts. Anna is a community dance artist and...

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11
November
Calculating the gender pay gap

Calculating the gender pay gap

A note on our maths On Monday 9th November, we marked Equal Pay Day. The date is calculated using the full-time mean pay gap.Different organisations use different measures of the gap so...

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10
November
The cost of caring

The cost of caring

It is forty years since the women of Iceland took a Day Off and brought the country to a halt, and 20 years since we won a commitment from governments...

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13
August
Taking Fawcett forward

Taking Fawcett forward

It’s the end of my first week as the new Chief Executive and I am already getting to grips with what Fawcett’s future agenda will be and how it could...

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26
June
What sex is a Chair?

What sex is a Chair?

On Saturday I was introduced to the Leader and Chair of Suffolk County Council, Colin Noble. He introduced himself as the Chairman of the Council and I challenged him on...

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24
June
Do parents promote stereotyping?

Do parents promote stereotyping?

How many girls have been asked to look after their siblings while the parents were away? Raise your hands.A common answer to that would be “Of course I did: I...

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12
June
Assessing the childcare divide

Assessing the childcare divide

The number of female Cabinet ministers who are also mothers is now 57 per cent, up from 40 per cent in 2010. Does this signal that Parliament is inclined to...

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