Women and economy

Young Women’s Trust and Olay partner to support young women to #FaceAnything

Recent research by Olay reveals that 60% of women experience negative labels at least once a week, while the same number of women also feel judged by their appearance every day. Olay and Young Women’s Trust are proud to be working together on the #FaceAnything campaign, build a movement of women ready to throw off the labels and face anything that life throws at them.

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Campaigners have lost a significant legal battle against the government’s handling of the rise in women’s state pension age

The retirement age for women rose from 60 to 65, in line with men, and will go up to 66 by 2020, and to 67 by 2028. Women born in the 1950s claim the rise is unfair because they were not given enough time to make adjustments to cope with years without a state pension. They argued the changes were discrimination, but judges disagreed.

Structurally Unsound: Exploring Inequalities Project Report

The UK Government’s current approach to tackling inequality should urgently address the multiple levels of disadvantage that some people face, according to a new UCL report.

Structurally Unsound finds that women, working class, ethnic minority and disabled groups often face multiple disadvantages affecting their educational outcomes, employment prospects, home ownership, health and life expectancy.

The report highlights lessons learned and provides recommendations for policymakers and researchers to adopt when approaching structural inequalities.

I'm Sorry I Missed You - free new Ken Loach film showings

Free showings of Ken Loach's new film @I'm Sorry I Missed You' - focus on in-work poverty, a must see....

Unite the Union are promoting it around the country and the dates/venues in the North East are:

Monday 21st October:

Cineworld (Gate) Newcastle - 6 for 6:30

Showcase Teesside - 6:30 for 7

Cineworld Middlesbrough - 6 for 6:30

Tuesday 22nd October:

Odeon Metrocentre 6 for 6:30

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