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“We are going backwards” warns leading charity as pay gap widens for younger women

10 NOVEMBER 2017: The gender pay gap won’t close until 2117 – 100 years to go!Read more

Fawcett comments on Westminster sexual harassment allegations

30 OCTOBER 2017: Sexual harassment has been normalised and tolerated in our workplaces and on our streets for far too long.Read more

Fawcett comments on new ONS data for gender pay gap in Britain

26 OCTOBER: The mean average for full-time work is at 14.1%, and the median aggregate figure of 18.4% is up from 18.2% last year.Read more

Fawcett comments on new figures showing half of women are sexually harassed at work

25 OCTOBER 2017: A new BBC survey shows half of British women and a fifth of men have been sexually harassed at work or a place of study.Read more

Fawcett comments on new Twitter rules to tackle online hate and abuse

18 OCTOBER 2017: Twitter has announced new rules to fight online abuse, which include allowing observers of unwanted sexual advances to report them.Read more

Fawcett comments on lack of workplace training offered to women by employers

6 OCTOBER 2017: New research by The Knowledge Academy shows companies are 18% more likely to send men on work-related training than women.Read more

Fawcett urges financial institutions to make products ‘work harder for women’ in new report with Pinsent Masons

2 OCTOBER 2017: Our new report with law firm Pinsent Masons explores how gender impacts on women’s engagement with pensions, investment and insurance products.Read more

Fawcett Comments on Girlguiding’s Girls’ Attitudes Survey

21 SEPTEMBER 2017: Each year the Girls’ Attitudes Survey gives girls’ and young women’s voices a platform to be heard.Read more

Fawcett comments on sweeping BBC pay reviews

6 SEPTEMBER 2017: This must be a thorough, independent review with a genuine commitment to act quickly on any pay inequality they find.Read more

Job-sharing for MPs supported by women candidates for most parties

5 SEPTEMBER 2017: Our new pamphlet makes the case for a change to the law to allow two people to share the job of an MP.Read more

Fawcett comments on historic equal pay case victory in Scotland

21 AUGUST 2017: Thousands of women have secured a ruling at the country’s highest civil court that Glasgow’s entire salary system may be unfair.Read more

Fawcett comments on scrapping of Employment Tribunal fees after court defeat

26 JULY 2017: This is a victory for women everywhere who experience discrimination but who could not afford to bring a claim.Read more

Fawcett comments on the BBC gender pay gap

19 JULY 2017: The BBC high pay data revealed today shows that women are under-represented and undervalued at the top of the corporation.Read more

Fawcett comments on introduction of Great Repeal Bill

13 JULY 2017: The Great Repeal Bill presents a real threat to our equality laws. We want a guarantee written into the bill that there will be no weakening of protections.Read more

Local government ‘not fit for the future’ without women: Fawcett releases new hard-hitting report

13 JULY 2017: Our final Local Government Commission report includes the shocking finding that just 4% of local councils in England have a formal maternity, paternity or parental leave policy in place for councillors.Read more

Disability Wales launches #IAmEmbolden to celebrate deaf and disabled women creating change

12 JULY 2017: The Fawcett Society is proud to support Disability Wales, who are launching an initiative to celebrate deaf & disabled women creating change.Read more

Fawcett comments on Taylor Review

11 JULY 2017: Given that the majority of low paid workers are women, often in insecure employment the test of the Taylor Review is will it deliver for them?Read more

Fawcett comments on call for NHS-funded abortions for women travelling from N. Ireland

28 JUNE 2017: Over 40 cross-party policymakers have signed a letter to remove the ban on NHS-funded abortions for women travelling from Northern Ireland.Read more

Fawcett comments on Queen’s Speech 2017

21 JUNE 2017: The Queen's Speech today contained 27 Bills, eight of which related to Brexit as well as details of a Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill.Read more

Fawcett issues joint letter to Theresa May on the DUP and abortion rights

13 JUNE 2017: The Fawcett Society issued this open letter following news that Theresa May is seeking to strike a deal with the DUP, a party that opposes abortion rights.Read more

Women’s representation in Parliament stalls at 32% after General Election 2017

09 JUNE 2017: At current rates of progress, Britain will not see equal representation in Parliament until 2062.Read more

Fawcett comments on law in Iceland requiring companies to prove equal pay

02 JUNE 2017: Iceland's new law is a step that we fully support.Read more

Women’s representation in Parliament ‘stagnant’ in June election

15 MAY 2017: Our analysis has found that women’s representation in Parliament will flatline in the general election next month.Read more