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.
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Inequality is plainly both a cause and result of failures in human rights protection.
This is according to the June 2018 report by Just Fair on socio-economic inequality and local authorities.
Continue reading “Just Fair report: Tackling Socio-Economic Inequalities Locally”
‘Common Cause’, is the new project from the Runnymede Trust which aims to support Black and Minority-Ethnic (BME) people, across the UK, step into a leadership role, founding their own projects and organisations.
Continue reading “Runnymede Trust: Common Cause – Promoting Ambition, Creativity and Leadership in BME Communities”
Too many LGBT+ people still don’t feel safe and comfortable at work. Unions have an essential role to play in fighting this discrimination.
This is according to the 2018 Trade Union Congress (TUC) Pride campaign which calls for all LGBT+ people to join a union.
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At least 12 million older people and disabled people do not receive the care they require, a number which has almost doubled since 2010.
This is according to a May 2018 report by the Care and Support Alliance which reveals the impact of the failing social care system.
Continue reading “Care and Support Alliance report: Voices from the Social Care Crisis”
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‘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.
Continue reading “Amnesty International research project: Toxic Twitter – A Toxic Place for Women”
Over 1.2 million people aged 65 and over don’t receive all the care and support they need.
This is from the March 2018 campaign report (pdf), published by Age UK.
Continue reading “Age UK campaign report: “Why Call it Care, When Nobody Cares?””
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.
Continue reading “Equality and Human Rights Commission survey report and campaign: Moving Forward”