Nearly three-quarters of people in Britain (74%) agreed that there should be equality for all groups in Britain, but one in ten (10%) people surveyed disagreed.
This statistic is from the October 2018 research report on the first national survey of prejudice in Britain in over a decade.
There is a lack of protection and support for migrant women facing domestic abuse and their children, transnational marriage abandonment, and extra-territorial jurisdiction.
The Women’s Resource Centre have produced the England Shadow report (pdf) for the UN Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) .
Reports of Islamophobia indicate that Muslim women are the main victims. 61% of the incidents reported to Tell MAMA in 2015 were against women.
This figure is from the 2018 report (pdf) from the University of Newcastle on islamophobia.
As Theresa May pledges to bring a decade of austerity to a close, it comes too late for the 6 in 10 women who were turned away from refuges last year, following funding cuts to domestic violence services. Increased waiting lists have left women facing a terrible decision: sleep rough, or return home to violent partners.
So what does Brexit mean for the 1.2 million women throughout England and Wales who will likely experience domestic abuse this year? What changes, both good and bad, can we expect?
Stacey Lamb, the Growth and Operations Officer at Just Fair, contributes this blog on the implications of Brexit on domestic abuse for the Gendering Brexit Blog series.
‘For the majority of people, #MeToo has shifted social norm’ says the October 2018 briefing (pdf) from the Fawcett Society on the impact of the #MeToo movement.
Date: 7 November 2018 Time: 12pm – 3pm Location: Greencoat Place, 24 Greencoat Place, London, SW1P 1RD Cost: Free Understanding Society is inviting delegates to attend a timely debate to discuss the unfolding momentum on gender equality. The event will promote a cross-sectoral conversation on the interplay of factors driving the gender pay gap, and …
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Date: 29 November 2018 Time: 3pm – 6pm Location: Room 6, Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, Kings Cross, London WC1H 9BB Cost: Free The Women’s Budget Group (WBG) is inviting all members to attend a viewing of the 2018 Autumn Budget. Attendees will be meeting to view and analyse the statement as it happens.
‘63% of girls and young women aged 13-21 don’t feel safe walking
home alone’ says the 2018 annual survey (pdf) from Girlguiding, in September 2018.
Professor Dagmar Schiek, of Queen’s University Belfast, contributes this long read on Irish anti-discrimination law and Brexit for the Gendering Brexit Blog series. The extensive blogging activities on the so-called ‘Brexit’ – a misnomer, because the UK government intends to withdraw Britain alongside Northern Ireland from the UK – have not yet exhausted its impact on …
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Date: 29 November 2018 Time: 10am – 4pm Location: United House, North Road, London, N7 9DP United Kingdom Cost: Variable The Women’s Resource Centre invites you to attend a training event on unconscious bias. The training aims to raise awareness of unconscious bias and its impacts in the workplace, and provide techniques to identify and …
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