Investigating the impact of the loss of EU funding on women's organisations

Equally Ours is looking at the impact of the loss of EU funding on women's organisations, particularly the Rights Equality and Citizenship fund which has targeted VAWG.

Equally Ours want to make the case for replacement funds to ensure that vital support for the sector is sustained post-Brexit, but to do this they need your help. If you have had REC or other European funding, or thoughts on what a UK replacement fund should look like, they want to hear from you.

Domestic violence murders have surged to a five-year high

Case in point when it comes to the critical need for new domestic abuse legislation: 173 people were killed in domestic violence-related homicides last year, according to data obtained by the BBC – an increase of 32 deaths from 2017. Liverpool University criminologist Professor Sandra Walklate notes the weapon used commonly in street murders is equally prevalent in the home, describing women as ‘invisible victims of knife crime’.

There’s no room at the top for women scientists

Women make up half of students in the life sciences, but only one in four professors, according to data from 500 scientific institutions worldwide. 

Speaking to the BBC, Dr Jessica Wade of Imperial College London, who champions women in physics but wasn’t connected with this particular study, said: “There is no point in encouraging more girls into science if the system is set up to exclude them,”

The misplaced feminism of Hasbro’s Ms Monopoly

It’s all fun and games until Hasbro replaces the Monopoly man with ‘Ms Monopoly’, touts it as a ‘celebration of women entrepreneurs and inventors’, and forgets to mention that Monopoly was actually created by a woman. In 1904, feminist and progressive Elizabeth Magie received a patent for The Landlord’s Game, in which players roll a dice to advance along a path composed of 40 spaces around a board – just like modern Monopoly.

The Future of Gender Equality in the UK

Last year Rosa, the UK Fund for women and girls, spent time pondering the question: what could the UK look like in 10 years' time, if greater attention is paid to tackling gender inequality? It's a huge topic, so they zoomed in on the theme of work, looking at the part-time economy, pregnancy discrimination, the gender pay gap, and sexual harassment. The result has now been produced in a report, The Future of Gender Equality in the UK.

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