Women and economy

European Union (EU) Settlement Scheme Applications

Do you support women who are European Union (EU) citizens from outside the United Kingdom (UK) living in the UK?  They will need to apply for Settled Status if they want to stay in the UK after the UK leaves the EU. "If you have come to live in the UK from another European Union country (EU) – ACT NOW to ensure you can stay after Brexit. Please visit gov.uk for more information translated into 26 languages.

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.

Job Vacancy - Chief Executive Women's Aid

We are seeking a Chief Executive to provide strong, strategic leadership and a powerful voice for our members through our next stage of growth. Inspired by our feminist values and ethos, our new Chief Executive will ensure Women's Aid is in the best possible position to support our members and their voice as they work tirelessly to support survivors of domestic abuse. This will include ensuring the organisation has a robust and effective infrastructure that maximises our membership support, enables staff to be as effective as possible and comprehensively manages our finances.

Job Vacancy - Young Women's Project Coordinator

We are looking for a dynamic worker to join the Women’s Workshop team to take a lead on our work with unemployed young women aged 18 – 25.

The project is funded by Virgin Money Foundation, and is about providing practical, holistic and skills development support to young women who are not in employment, education or training. Our aim is to encourage young women to recognise their strengths and aim for careers that will be fulfilling and sustainable, whether in work or enterprise.

Details:

0.5 (18 hours a week)

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.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Women and economy