Date: 18 July 2018 Time: 5pm – 9pm Location: Church House, Great Smith St, Westminster, London, SW1P 3NZ Cost: Free This is event by Fawcett Society and 50:50 Parliament is for women interested in a career in politics. Find out more.
“Combining payments may send money straight to wallet and not to purse, undermining women’s economic independence and their ability to leave abusive relationships.” This is according to Mary-Ann Stephenson, Director of the Women’s Budget Group in relation to the June 2018 report on Universal Credit and financial abuse. The report is by the Women’s Budget Group, Surviving Economic …
A one-size fits all approach in research and policy means that millions of women are not being seen or heard by policymakers. This problem is discussed in the June 2018 report ‘Invisible Women’ (pdf) by the Fawcett Society and Young Women’s Trust, based on meetings by the APPG on Sex Equality.
Birthrights are recruiting a part-time Legal Officer to work remotely on an initial 12 month contract, with possibility for renewal. The application deadline is 27 June 2018.
The Government rejects most of the recommendations which were designed to modernise workplace policies for 21st century families. This is according to the Women and Equalities Committee, who have published the Government’s response to their March 2018 report on Fathers and the Workplace.
Legislation alone cannot change attitudes, but it can contribute. It can also raise awareness, and give victims of hate crime confidence that it will be taken seriously by authorities.
This is according to a May 2018 independent review (pdf) of hate crime legislation in Scotland, chaired by Lord Bracadale – a senior member of the judiciary.
Date: 29 June 2018
Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm
Location: Cardinal Heenan Centre, High Road, Ilford, IG1 1QP
Cost: Free to some women’s organisations (find out more below), £25 for members of the Women’s Resource Centre or £50 for non-members
The Women’s Resource Centre is delivering a training session on how the Equality Act 2010 can be used to challenge discrimination, with a particular focus on women’s rights.
Date: 26 June 2018
Time: 7pm – 10pm
Location: International Anthony Burgess Foundation, 3 Cambridge St, Manchester M1 5BY
Join the Runnymede Trust and gal-dem as they explore intersectional suffrage and the untold story of the Suffragette movement in Britain.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) have published their response to the consultation on transforming the response to domestic abuse (pdf), in May 2018.
The rate of change in the positions of the Minister for Women and Equalities and the Government Equalities Office (GEO) is unsatisfactory and unsustainable. It is a source of disruption and confusion, both within the Civil Service and among stakeholders.
This is from the June 2018 report (pdf) from the Women and Equalities Committee on the role of Minister for Women and Equalities and the place of GEO in government.