Fawcett statement on the EU Referendum result

Following the result of the EU Referendum, in which the public voted to leave the EU, Sam Smethers, CEO of Fawcett, said:"Last week we issued a Gender Equality Challenge to both sides of the EU Referendum campaign. Now that we know the outcome we re-state that challenge. We ask the Government and those who will lead the negotiations to commit to maintaining existing progress on gender equality, particularly employment protections for women in work and co-operation across the EU to end violence against women and girls and set out their positive vision for what the future for women and gender equality will look like."“The Fawcett Society will work with them and with all political parties and others to defend women's ...

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Latest ICM Polling Statistics on the EU Referendum

Last week our EU Referendum debate, 'Who will win women's votes?', was cancelled in light of the tragic murder of Jo Cox MP, as all campaigning was suspended and we ...

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Fawcett Society statement in response to the murder of Jo Cox MP

The murder of Jo Cox MP marks a very dark day indeed for our democracy and for women in public life. The Fawcett Society extends our deepest sympathies to Jo ...

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The EU Referendum Gender Equality Challenge

Raise your game - put women centre stage or prepare to lose! - New poll finds 37% of women feel campaigns have been male dominated -The UK’s leading gender equality charity, ...

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Fawcett on the LSE Podcast

Delivered as part of the LSE Public Lecture series, this talk at the LSE by Sam Smethers, Chief Executive of the Fawcett Society sets out Fawcett’s current and future agenda; ...

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On Fawcett’s 150th anniversary the Suffragette statue campaign goes to Parliament

Today, June 7th, marks 150th anniversary of the first petition for women’s votes being delivered to Parliament, and the start the Fawcett Society, following our founder Millicent Fawcett's contribution to gaining voting rights ...

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Women under-represented in leadership roles in Northern Powerhouse

New research from the Fawcett Society today reveals that while the Government’s plans for a Northern Powerhouse to boost economic growth in the North of England surge ahead, gender equality ...

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#FawcettFlatsFriday

It was reported in the news Wednesday that temporary receptionist at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Nicola Thorp, was sent home for not wearing ‘2in to 4in heels’. Outsourcing firm Portico said Ms Thorp had ‘signed ...

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Fawcett responds to PwC high heels controversy

It has been reported in the news today that temporary receptionist at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Nicola Thorp, was sent home for not wearing '2in to 4in heels'. Outsourcing firm Portico said Ms Thorp had ...

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Fawcett responds to the junior doctors’ contract

We have reviewed the Department of Health’s Equality Analysis on the new contract for doctors and dentists in training in the NHS and concluded:The Equality Analysis clearly identifies a number ...

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Why aren’t women represented at music festivals?

 Photo source: Wunmi Onibudo/NME Katherine Stewart at Just a Grrrl, a forum dedicated to bringing women in the music industry together, blogs about ...

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