Date: Wednesday 19 September 2018 Time: 4pm – 5.30pm Location: The Living Room, City Hall, London, SE1 2AA Join the Women’s Budget Group staff team, management committee and wider membership as they look at our progress over the past year and discuss plans for the coming year. Please confirm your attendance by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Since 1918, 490 women have been elected to parliament. In 2018, there are 209 women MPs. For every woman currently in the House of Commons, there are twice as many men. A visual essay by 50:50 Parliament illustrates the history of gender representation in the House of Commons, with detailed demographics and policy implications.
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.
‘As a company, Twitter is failing to respect women’s rights online’.
This is according to the March 2018 research project by Amnesty International on violence and abuse against women online.
6 in 10 employers agree that a woman should have to disclose whether she is pregnant during the recruitment process.
This is according to the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) who have published the results of their survey on maternity discrimination in the workplace, in February 2018.
The aim of the survey was to understand managers’ attitudes around pregnancy and maternity discrimination.
Findings from the survey include:
44% of employers agree that women should work for an organisation for at least a year before deciding to have children
40% of employers claim to have seen at least one pregnant woman in their workplace ‘take advantage’ of their pregnancy
41% employers agreed that pregnancy in the workplace puts ‘an unnecessary cost burden’ on the workplace.
EHRC have also launched a February 2018 campaign to combat these negative perceptions and end discrimination against new parents. Working Forward asks businesses to join the campaign and make the pledge.
Read the research report.
Find out on the Working Forward campaign.
11 women’s charities and networks have created a website with a full rundown of the most important issues facing women in the June 2017 general election.
The Fawcett Society have called for all political parties to advance equality between women and men in their 2017 Manifesto for Women.
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).
The Women’s Budget Group released an online resource, May Monitor, in September 2016. The project aims to track the actions of Theresa May’s Government and highlight whether they will help meet the promises made by her at the start of her premiership.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission has joined forces launched Working Forward in September 2016, a new national initiative to support pregnant women and new mothers in the workplace.