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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:
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"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.
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This analysis wouldn’t have been possible without the years of incredible work invested by Democracy Club and thousands of volunteers, who believe that democracy is better served by open, accessible data. We certainly think so, and we thank them for their incredible contribution.
About This Data
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 Please feel free to share this briefing through your own networks
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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