In March 2013, the International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK) published a compendium of essays called ‘Has the Sisterhood forgotten older women?’ edited by Sally-Marie Bamford and Jessica Watson.
‘The Impact on Women of the Budget 2011’ was produced by the UK Women’s Budget Group in partnership with the Fawcett Society and published in 2013.
The National Union of Students has published a report exploring how ‘lad culture’ affects every area of student life to a greater or lesser degree.
In February 2013, the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women published the UK Government’s replies to a list of issues and questions with regard to the UK’s seventh periodic report.
In March 2013, the Refugee Council and Maternity Action published a report which looks at the experiences of pregnant women in the asylum system, based on interviews with asylum seeking women and midwives responsible for their care.
In March 2013, the Women’s Health and Equality Consortium (WHEC) published a briefing of the outcomes from its ‘Women’s Health, Women’s Voice’ local events.
In 2013 the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) published the first EU-wide study on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). A public consultation on combating FGM ran until 30 May.
The Equality Commission for Northern Ireland published ‘Childcare: Maximising the Economic Participation of Women’ in March 2013.
‘Getting off Lightly or Feeling the Pinch?’ is a human rights and equality impact assessment of the public spending cuts on older women in Coventry.
The aim of this briefing is to provide activists, officers and students’ unions with knowledge on how government reforms and cuts are impacting on women.