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Fawcett’s 2020 Sex and Power Index: Men continue to dominate every sector of UK public life

The Fawcett Society’s 2020 Sex and Power Index charts the extent of male domination of positions of power – with women still missing in significant numbers from top jobs in politics, the law, civil service, trade unions, charities, professional bodies and sport bodies. The Index also reveals an alarming lack of women of colour across the top jobs in all sectors.

The data in the 2020 Sex and Power Index also reveals the dismally slow pace of change – with stark inequalities continuing to thrive in the UK today.

The key findings are:

Can Free Trade Agreements help secure gender equality and social justice?

It is now clear that the United Kingdom will leave the European Union at the end of January. It’s more important than ever to talk about how to centre gender equality and social justice in international trading arrangements.

Trade is highly political. Its effects are felt by women in multiple roles: as consumers, producers, workers, users of public services and, providers of unpaid care work. The government has made a commitment to gender equal trade policy but what does this mean in practice? How can we ensure trade agreements benefit women here and around the world.

Aspire Supporting Sisters Interim Report

Aspire's Supporting Sisters project is entering its 4th year!

"Supporting Sisters has been funded by the Big Lottery Community Fund Women and Girls Initiative to enable “at risk” women to stay well, feel supported and get more from life. For the National Lottery’s 25th birthday, we are releasing our Interim Report to celebrate our work so far and look ahead to the final two years of the Supporting Sisters project.

Our Interim Report tracks the development of Aspire’s holistic, integrated support services and their impact on the lives of the women who use them.

Why Working with Girls and Young Women Matter

This research and findings were collated by organisations who work with and for young women nationally.  
Funded by the Big Lottery Community Fund - Womens and Girls Fund and we worked with CWASU, DMSS, The Tavistock Insitute 
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Poverty is Sexist

Across almost every economy in the world, women earn less than men. According to a 2017 Oxfam report, globally women earn 24 percent less than men. Women are also less likely to be in paid work in the first place.

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