Womens Rights Resources

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All the shareable, printable, downloadable goodies we have.

We already have lots of reports, papers and images gathered from recent years that you can dip into and use. They are divided into categories so click on the relevant option on the right to see what information we have.

We will be adding to them in the coming months to build up a valuable resource on all things equality.

 

Single Mothers Singled Out 2011

The changing labour market 2

The 2014 Changing Labour Market 2 report, which looks at women, low pay and gender equality in the emerging recovery....

Women’s Financial Assets and Debts report

The 2007 report on the  far-reaching effect of the gender pay gap on women's saving, assets and debt....

Sex Equality: State of the Nation 2016

To mark the 150th anniversary of Fawcett, we ran a poll of 8,000 people with Survation, asking the public their views on gender equality and looking at how far we have come in the fight for...

Equality – it’s about time: Timeline of women’s rights 1866-2016

To mark the 150th anniversary of Fawcett, we've come up with a timeline marking significant dates for the women's rights movement from 1866-2016, including women in politics, reproductive rights, violence against women and home and family....

2006 Review of the Women & Criminal Justice Commission

Historical background of gender neutral language

Some historical background to gender neutral language....

Implementing gender neutral language

Best practice guidelines for implementing gender neutral language in statutory, official and legal documents....

Equal Pay Day 2015 Briefing

Sex and Power: Who runs Britain 2015?

Research about women's presence in the 2015 General Election in the 3rd in a series from Counting Women In coalition...

Sexism and the City – Corporate Sexism: The Sex Industry’s Infiltration of the Modern Workplace

Pregnancy discrimination

Findings from surveys of Employers and Mothers from the Equality and Human Rights Commission July 2015...

Briefing on the Children and Families Bill

Fawcett briefing for the 2nd reading of the Children and Families Bill: welcomes the aspiration of the parts of the Bill which introduce a shared parental leave system and extend the right to request flexible working to all employees....

Beyond the silos and the silences: Addressing violence

Paper on addressing violence against women and girls within the post 2015 agenda, examining the UN's Millennium Development Goals2013...

Settling In: migrant women in the UK

Research from Eaves charity on the experiences of women coming to settle in the UK on spousal visas2015...

Women on boards recruitment practices

FTSE 100 and 250 Board Directors Recruitment and Appointment Practices. Fawcett Society response to the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s consultation2015...

Harvard report on maternal employment

Mums the Word! Cross-national Effects of Maternal Employment on Gender Inequalities at Work and at Home - how working Mums affect stereotyping2015...

Equal pay banners

Equal pay banners Grazia campaign December 2014...

Equality cake graphic

Who runs Britain flyer

Counting Women In infographic...

Who runs Britain?

Counting Women In infographic...

Equal pay flyer

Women are still being paid less than men - flyer...

Parliamentary representation

Briefing for back bench Parliamentary debate on parliamentary representation, 12 January 2012...

Impact of electoral systems on women’s representation

Considers the limitations and benefits of different electoral systems on women’s representation October 2012...

Women and welfare

Women and welfare

A briefing produced in response to the Scottish Government’s Welfare Reform Committee’s call for evidence on the effect of recent welfare reforms on women. May 2015...

Redundancy during pregnancy and maternity leave

Information sheet produced by Maternity Action which explain legal rights if you are made redundant while you are pregnant or on maternity leave. February 2009...

Pregnancy discrimination in the workplace

The Alliance Against Pregnancy Discrimination (Citizen's Advice Bureau, Fawcett, Gingerbread, Leigh Day and Co, Maternity Action, Working Families) makes its case and recommendations for action . May 2009...

APPG minutes: Womens’ voices to Parliament

Minutes of the All Party Parliamentary Group on women's access to power. 9 May 2013...

APPG minutes: Women and Employment

Minutes of the All Party Parliamentary Group on sex equality meeting. 24 April 2013...

Public sector equality duty

Policy submission to the review of the Public Sector Equality Duty to deliver fairer and more efficient public services. 19 April 2013...

Justice and equality

Review of the Women and the Criminal Justice Commission examining women’s treatment as victims, as women accused or convicted of offences, and as workers. 2006...

Employee owner status – consultation response

The impact of government proposals to establish Employee Owner Status on women’s workplace rights. November 2012...

Women in the workplace

Fawcett Society Response to the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee Inquiry into Women in the Workplace October 2012...

Red tape, red lines

Fawcett report setting out five reasons why the coalition government should not 'drop its duty' to tackle women’s inequality and five things it could do to ensure the Equality Duty is more effective. July 2013...

Analysis of political party manifestos 2015

Examining the parties' manifestos for the 2015 General Election, Fawcett looks at how each of the political parties intends to close the inequality gap in the areas of employment, housing, childcare and democracy and representation....

Women’s Equality in the UK

Report from 40+ women’s sector organisations considering the status of women’s rights in the UK and assessing the United Kingdom Government’s progress in implementing the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against...

The changing labour market

The report sets out key evidence on the current and projected status of women in the labour market and identifies a range of focussed, realistic and often cost-neutral solutions to ensure that current changes taking place do...

Response to the spring Budget 2015

Fawcett's examination of the final spending plan of the Government prior to the 2015 and its impact on women....

Women’s perceptions of equality

The Fawcett Society commissioned Ipsos MORI report on exploratory qualitative and videoethnographic research to understand how a range of women think and speak about equality, what it looks like and what it means to them.March 2013...

Equal Pay Where Next?

A report of the discussions and conclusions from the 2010 Equal Pay conference, marking the 40th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act. The conference brought together all the relevant players, including the Government, employers, trade unions and...

Women working in the criminal justice system

Report March 2004...

Engendering Justice

Final report of the Commission on Women and the Criminal Justice System. March 2013...

Why certain groups remain under represented in Parliament

A submission to the Liberal Democrats political reform consultation on the barriers to women participating in Parliament...

Women and the Government 2015

A detailed examination of the promises made by the Conservative Party in its 2015 manifesto and how they could impact women over the next term of government....

Wordle from Cutting Out Women campaign

Originally an image used in our Cutting Women Out campaign in February 2013...

APPG notes: Implications of the 2012 budget for women

APPG write up: Women’s education and social mobility

APPG write up: Women MPs in the media July 2014

What about women in London? – extended

A detailed briefing paper by the Fawcett Society in advance of the London Mayoral Elections in May 2012...

Parliamentary Briefing: Back Bench Parliamentary Debate on Parliamentary

Despite a number of women from across the political spectrum advocating women’s interests, women remain largely excluded from positions of power within politics. Men outnumber women 4 to 1 in Westminster, only 5 of the 23...

2013 spending review: watch points for women

Since coming to power in May 2010 the Coalition Government has overseen significant reductions to public spending in order to progress the goal of deficit-reduction. In particular, a vast array of cuts to both welfare and...

Counting Women In – submission

Submission to House of Lords Joint Select Committee on the lack of women in politics from the Counting Women In coalition (The Centre for Women and Democracy, the Electoral Reform Society, the Fawcett Society and The...

Sexism and Local Government

Briefing paper on representation and sexism in local councils May 2014...

Voting and Parliamentary Reform proposals

Fawcett Society sesponse to the Political and Constitutional Reform Committee - Submission on Voting and Parliamentary Reform Proposals. September 2010...

Sex and Power report – response

Response to the findings of the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s Sex and Power report which reflects the slow progress of women to positions of power and influence. August 2011...

Sex and Power 2013 Who runs Britain

It is now almost 40 years since the Sex Discrimination Act was passed, and over 80 since women got the right to vote equally with men, yet women, still, are all too often missing from politically...

What about women in London?

In advance of the London Mayoral election, examination of women’s equality in the capital across a range of indicators....