Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights report: Impact of economic reforms and austerity measures on women’s human rights

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‘Of the various forms of inequality in the labour market, women’s unpaid care work is often neglected in the design of policies and economic reforms.’ This is according to an October 2018 report from the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (pdf). The report, by the Independent Expert on foreign debt and human …

Women’s Budget Group: How Does Austerity Impact on Women’s Human Rights? – 4 December 2018 (London)

Date:  4 December 2018
Time: 10.00am – 12.30pm
Location: NYU London, 6 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3RA
Cost: Free

Austerity measures around the world are often hitting women the hardest, concludes the October 2018 report submitted to the UN General Assembly by Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky, UN Independent Expert on foreign debt and human rights.

Join the Women’s Budget Group to hear Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky present the findings of his report and discuss the conclusions and ways forward with a panel of experts.

Joseph Rowntree Foundation report: Britain’s Brexit hopes, fears and expectations

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‘For the most part the debate about Brexit was one that divided low-income voters in much the same way as the rest of the country.’ This is according to an October 2018 analysis from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation of questions on attitudes to Brexit from the 2017 British Social Attitudes survey. It focuses on the …

Women’s Resource Centre report: Women’s Equality in England – Shadow Report submitted to the UN CEDAW Committee

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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) .