Gender Inequality

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.

'Disparate in Voice, Sympathetic in Direction’: Gendered Political Blackness and the Politics of Solidarity

While political blackness seems to be making quite a comeback, this resurgence has also met with frustration and ambivalence. This paper aims to make sense of why this mobilising concept is accepted in some contemporary black feminist circles and outright rejected in others. It unpicks the diasporic dimensions of political blackness, reflecting on the issues that converged to foreground ‘black’ as the basis for mobilising women of African and Asian decent to engage in collective activism.

Report launch: Benefits or barriers? Making social security work for survivors of violence and abuse across the UK’s four nations

Aspects of the social security system undermine the UK Government’s Domestic Abuse Bill.

Economic abuse is included in a statutory definition of abuse in the draft Domestic Abuse Bill; but the Bill’s potential is undermined by aspects of the benefits system that give additional scope for abusers to misuse benefits (e.g. the Universal Credit single payment) and by failing to meet survivors’ needs.

Read the full report here.

Brexit risks ‘turning the clock back on gender equality’ – Women’s Budget Group

The first independent report looking at the economic impact of Brexit on women has today been published by the Women’s Budget Group and the Fawcett Society. The report shows the economic impact of Brexit will hit women hard, leading to lost jobs, cuts to services and a squeeze on family budgets.

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