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 report argues that:Political parties need to do much more to promote a fairer and greater proportion of women parliamentary candidates, and be transparent about their plans and their performance. The report recommends that parties should set out what they intend to do to increase the proportion of women in the House in 2020, including adopting ambitious targets for women candidates in ‘winnable’ seats.The Government has committed to achieving women’s full and equal participation under the Sustainable Development Goals. It has a role in setting and delivering national targets to achieve ...

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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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Give the gift of feminism!

Are you looking for the perfect gift for someone who wants to take action to make change?Look no further. Give them the gift of feminism.If 2016 has taught us anything, ...

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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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Fawcett release on the Autumn Statement 2016

Sam Smethers, Chief Executive of the Fawcett Society said:"The Autumn Statement 2016 is disappointing and represents a missed opportunity for women and for the economy.“The Chancellor could and should have ...

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Changemakers Grants Programme Announcement

We are excited to launch the Spirit of 2012 Spirit of Women Changemakers small grants programme, delivered by Fawcett in partnership with BE Group.Spirit of 2012 (Spirit) created the Spirit ...

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10th November is Equal Pay Day

Women work for free until the end of the year Charity warns of threat to women’s right to equal pay post-Brexit Thursday 10th November 2016 is Equal Pay Day (EPD). This means ...

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Equal Pay Day 2016 – #EqualValue

#EqualValue In 2016 Equal Pay Day is 10th November. This marks the day after which women are effectively working for free as a result of earning less on average than men.The ...

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Violence Against Women and Girls. When will we see change? #ICChange

Thankfully, Parliament took a significant step today and moved us closer to ratifying the Istanbul Convention with SNP MP Dr ...

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