Women and economy

Households where the woman is the sole earner are significantly poorer – new research

The term ‘female breadwinner’ conjures images of power-dressing corporate businesswomen who are bucking traditional gender norms to ‘have it all’. However, high-earning women make up only a small proportion of female breadwinners, the majority of which tend to work less hours than their male counterparts do, and are less likely to be in managerial positions.

Stress and Anxiety at Work: Personal or Cultural?

It's Mental Health Awareness Week and Acas has today published the results of a new poll on workplace stress and anxiety. 

Read the survey results

Here are some key findings:

·        60% of employees who have felt stressed or anxious in the last year attribute this to their workload

·        42% said it was due to how they are managed

·        35% said that balancing work and home life was responsible

31 May 2019 ~ Transformative policies and practices – Women’s Budget Group Commission on Gender Equality – submission deadline

2nd call for evidence:

Building on our initial call for evidence, we are now seeking examples of policies or practices which have had transformative impacts on gender equality.  By ‘transformative’, we mean policies or practices which have, in a significant way, reduced inequality between women and men. These can be policies at an organisational, local, or national level, including examples from other countries.

Data Analyst – Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland – Newcastle

  • Contract: Part-time, 4 days per week until May 2020.
  • Salary: £18,212 (4 days) (FTE pt £22,462)
  • Salary under review and overtime sometimes available.

We are looking for a woman who has a genuine enthusiasm for all forms of data who enjoys discovering information that will help identify future trends. You must be confident in constructing Access queries and extrapolating results for statistical analysis.

Together Women Mentoring and Advocacy project looking for partners

Together Women Project moves women out of crime into positive futures, working with them in safe, women-only spaces, building resilience and developing strengths that enable them to move away from damaging lifestyles. We operate various services throughout the North of England, tailored to the needs of women. Each woman accessing Together Women is given an individualised package of support to meet their unique needs.

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust announces plans to significantly increase grant spending

THE Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust has announced plans to significantly increase its grant spending by over £3 million a year.  The move will take the Trust’s annual grant spending from around £7 million per year, to over £10 million per year, for the next ten years.  Trustees decided to increase grant spending as part of a ten yearly review of the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust (JRCT), which funds those working towards a peaceful and just world.   It was decided that JRCT will work to increase the number of grants given to organisations outside London to achieve a greater geographical

Pay back the Tampon Tax to women's sector

Money collected from VAT on period products known as the Tampon Tax was pledged for women's health and support charities in November 2015. Most of the money has instead been awarded to other charities that are not focused on women's health and support and local women's charities are missing out on money which was pledged for them.

Honour the promise and make sure the Tampon Tax money is dedicated to women's charities.

Vivienne Hayes of Women's Resource Centre says:

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