Milton Keynes Fawcett local council study released

In 2015 Milton Keynes members of the Fawcett Society undertook an observational study of MK Council Meetings in order to explore whether there were gender differences and/or inequalities in the way Council business was seen to be carried out in public forums.The report analyses the data collected and concludes that it shows significant gender differences in the participation of male and female councillors in Milton Keynes Council meetings. They therefore recommend that: there should be more engagement by all political groups in Milton Keynes to encourage more women to enter local politics as councillors, all political groups need to offer support for women councillors once they are elected to ensure they are able to engage fully with all aspects of Council work ...

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The Gender Pay Gap Conference 2016

New survey finds 6 in 10 women say “it matters to me” that my employer is taking steps to reduce the gender pay gap, with 77% of women say reducing it ...

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Fawcett response to social media commentary

Responding to some comments on social media today, Fawcett Society CEO Sam Smethers said:“This was a personal comment made by an individual member of the Fawcett Devon group who was not ...

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Sexist pricing in our supermarkets revealed

New research today published by the Fawcett Society reveals that sexist pricing is widespread on our high streets with the UK’s biggest supermarkets - Tesco, ASDA, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons’ charging ...

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Fawcett responds to the burkini ban

During August, French towns have been implementing a 'burkini ban' on beaches. This week, photographs emerged which suggest police enforced the law by asking a woman to take off her burkini. You ...

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Fawcett responds to IFS report on gender pay gap widening for mothers

The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) today released the findings of a report into the gender pay gap. The study shows that women earn 18% less per hour than men ...

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Fawcett awards medals for worst offenders in the #SexistOlympics

The 2016 Rio Olympics has seen the media reach new lows, to make what should be a celebration of what humans can achieve into another glaring demonstration that sexism is ...

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Labour leadership contenders commit to gender balanced leadership

The Labour Leadership contenders, Owen Smith and Jeremy Corbyn, have both made commitments to gender balanced leadership and maintaining women’s representation after boundary changes, the Labour Women's Network have announced.Fawcett CEO ...

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Fawcett responds to NHS board quotas

Last week the NHS announced it would be introducing 50:50 quotas to get more women on NHS Trust boards. The findings of the report 'Action not words – Making NHS boards ...

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Fawcett responds to women’s representation in Parliament inquiry

The Women and Equalities Select Committee are launching an inquiry to insure women are not disadvantaged as the political map of the UK is redrawn, from 650 constituencies to 600. ...

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This National Hate Crime Awareness Week, let’s make gendered abuse a hate crime

“Hooked me around the neck really tightly”, “Following me slowly in his car”, “Rubbed his bits against my back”, “I ...

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