Posts Tagged ‘ Gender ’

Announcement: Plans for a Domestic Violence and Abuse Act

February 20, 2017
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Prime Minister Theresa May announced plans for a major programme of work to bring forward a Domestic Violence and Abuse Act in February 2017. Work will be overseen by the Prime Minister's Office and coordinated by the Home Office and the Ministry of Justice.
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APPG for Sex Equality: Invisible Women – 21 February 2017

February 15, 2017
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The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Sex Equality is meeting on 21 February 2017 at 10am. This session will explore findings from the recent Young Women’s Trust report ‘Young, Female and Forgotten.’
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Women’s Budget Group vacancy: Administration and Research Assistant

February 10, 2017
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The UK Women's Budget Group is recruiting for a part-time Administration and Research Assistant in their London office. Applications close on 21 February 2017.
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Freedom Charity campaign to end FGM

February 6, 2017
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A national campaign to end female genital mutilation was launched in February 2017, to coincide with the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).
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Acas and GEO guidance on gender pay gap reporting

January 31, 2017
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Acas and the Government Equalities Office published guidance on managing gender pay gap reporting in the private and voluntary sectors in January 2017. This report followed the amendment to the law in August 2016, requiring all employers with more than 250 employees to publish information about the differences in pay between men and women.
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Fawcett Society review – Sex Discrimination Law

January 30, 2017
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The Fawcett Society launched a review into sex discrimination law in post-Brexit Britain in January 2017. The review also considered current laws and how to best balance the rights of the individual with the responsibilities of the organisation.
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Women and Equalities Committee report on workplace pregnancy discrimination and Government response

January 26, 2017

The Women and Equalities Committee report on Pregnancy and maternity discrimination calls for UK women to have protections similar to those in Germany after a 'shocking' increase in workplace pregnancy discrimination over the past decade. In January 2017 the Government responded to the report.
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Women & Equalities and Petitions Committees report on high heels and workplace dress codes

January 25, 2017

The Women and Equalities Committee and the Petitions Committee of the House of Commons published a joint report on high heels and workplace dress codes in January 2017.
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Fawcett Society – Sounds Familiar? report

January 20, 2017
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Fawcett Society produced a report, 'Sounds Familiar?' on the particular challenges faced by young women in society in January 2017. The report noted that younger women felt more empowered to stand up for their rights and were more likely to be university educated than in previous generations.
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Women and Equalities Committee inquiry: Are fathers being failed in the workplace?

January 16, 2017

The Women and Equalities Committee launched an inquiry in January 2017 as new research reveals that many fathers do not feel supported in the workplace to care for their children. The Committee is receiving written submissions from both organisations and individuals. Submissions should be received by 1 March 2017.
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Oxfam report – An economy for the 99%

January 16, 2017
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Oxfam published a report on income inequality, 'An economy for the 99%,' in January 2017. The report noted that just eight men own the same wealth as the poorest half of the world.
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Modern Families Index 2017

January 16, 2017
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Working Families and Bright Horizons published their 2017 Modern Families Index in January 2017. The report captures a broad picture of fathers wanting to take an active part in childcare and of workplaces failing to adapt and support their aspirations.
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LSE report – Confronting Gender Inequality in Uncertain Times

January 16, 2017
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A January 2017 report reviewing developments affecting gender inequality since the launch of the Gender, Inequality and Power Commission report in 2015.
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WEC Report – Women in the House of Commons after the 2020 election

January 10, 2017

The Women and Equalities Committee produced a report on women in the House of Commons after the 2020 election in January 2017. This report argued that "the under-representation of women MPs does not only represent a serious democratic deficit."
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Social Mobility Commission Report – Ethnicity, Gender and Social Mobility

January 9, 2017
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The Social Mobility Commission published a report on ethnicity, gender and social mobility in December 2016. The report provided an analysis of the effect gender, ethnicity and socio-economic status have on life chances in the education system and labour market.
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Votes for Women, First Mass Petition for Women’s Suffrage – Interactive Teaching Resource

January 9, 2017

Parliament's Education Service produced an interactive teaching resource on the first mass petition for women's suffrage in January 2017. The resource explores the first mass petition for women's right to vote, now widely accepted amongst historians as the start of the organised campaign.
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WESC Report and Government Response – Employment opportunities for Muslims in the UK

January 6, 2017

The House of Commons Select Committee on Women and Equalities (WESC) published a report on employment opportunities for Muslims in the UK in July 2016, making 17 recommendations to tackle disadvantage in this area. The Government responded in December 2016.
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Fabian Society diversity series – three reports on representation within the Labour Party

January 3, 2017
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The Fabian Society has produced a diversity series of three reports concerning representation within the Labour Party, covering LGBT people, BAME people, and women.
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Gender Pay Gap – An Interactive Tool

January 3, 2017
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An interactive tool that allows the public to find out the gender pay gap for their occupation was launched by the Minister for Women and Equalities, Justine Greening, in December 2016.
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House of Commons Library briefing on estimating the gender impact of tax and benefits changes

December 15, 2016

The House of Commons Library published a briefing paper on estimating the gender impact of tax and benefits changes in December 2016. The briefing paper looks the basis for Labour’s claim that changes in taxes and benefits have had a disproportionate impact on women.
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Westminster Briefings event on supporting women in the workplace – 31 January 2017

December 15, 2016
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Westminster Briefings is holding a briefing on supporting women in the workplace on 31 January 2017 from 11.00 am to 3.30 pm in central London. Ali Harris, Chief Executive of the Equality and Diversity Forum will be chairing the event which will also hear from Caroline Dinenage MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Women and Equalities.
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Young Women’s Trust report: Young, Female and Forgotten?

December 9, 2016
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The Young Women's Trust published a report, 'Young, Female and Forgotten?', in late 2016.
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Young Women’s Trust report: ‘Work It Out’

December 9, 2016
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The Young Women's Trust published a report, 'Work It Out', in late 2016, on effective employment support for young women. The Trust's Work It Out service incorporates one-to-one coaching and personalised feedback on job applications to support young women in their search for work.
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Universities UK report examining violence against women, harassment and hate crime affecting university students

November 23, 2016
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In October 2016 a Universities UK taskforce published its report, 'Changing the culture', examining violence against women, harassment and hate crime affecting university students.
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World Economic Forum Global Gender Gap Report 2016

November 23, 2016

The World Economic Forum published its Global Gender Gap Report 2016 in November 2016. The report places the UK as 20th out of 144 countries.
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Women and Equalities Committee inquiry into UN Sustainable Development Goal 5

November 11, 2016

The Women and Equalities Select Committee launched an inquiry into the Government's plans for achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goal 5 (#SDG5) in October 2016. Submissions closed on Monday 5 December 2016.
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TUC analysis of the gender pay gap

November 11, 2016
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The Trades Union Congress published an analysis of official statistics from the ONS regarding the gender pay gap in October 2016. The analysis shows that women earn less than men annually at every stage in their careers. However, the gender pay gap is at its widest when a woman hits 50.
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Deighton Pierce Glynn briefing on how legislation protects women-only spaces and services

October 28, 2016

A briefing by Louise Whitfield, Deighton Pierce Glynn, was published in June 2016, entitled 'How legislation protects women-only spaces and services: an overview'.
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Women and Equalities Select Committee session on boundary reviews and representation of women MPs

October 15, 2016

In October 2016 the Women and Equalities Select Committee examined 'The Good Parliament' report and how the boundary reviews could influence the representation of women MPs in the next Parliament in a session.
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Young Women’s Trust report: No Country For Young Women

October 15, 2016
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The Young Women's Trust published their 2016 annual survey report 'No Country For Young Women' in September 2016. The report draws on findings from a major poll of 4,000 18-30 year olds, carried out by Populus Data Solutions,
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