Fawcett Society

This Graph Reveals One Crucial Reason Why Gender Pay Equality Is Still So Far Away

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 23.08.2016 | UK

Women suffer a “motherhood wage penalty” that sees their pay fall, relative to men, for more than a decade after having children, new research rev...

Misogyny And Wolf Whistling Will Now Be Classed As A Hate Crime By This Police Force

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK

A police force will record misogyny against women, including wolf whistling and other unwanted approaches in the street, as a hate crime in a national...

There Is Something Rotten In... The State of Our Politics

Sam Smethers | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK Politics
Sam Smethers

In all the feeding frenzy that characterises our political media and reporting I think we also have to take a moment to reflect on what the recent campaigns tell us about the state of our politics and in particular the way we still treat our female politicians.

50:50 Parliament Following in the Footsteps of Fawcett

Frances Scott | Posted 05.06.2016 | UK Politics
Frances Scott

Women have been knocking on the door at Westminster forever. 50:50 knows of women of all political persuasions who have repeatedly applied to be candidates and been turned down, one more than 15 times in spite of her years of political campaigning experience. She is not alone in her persistent quest for political participation. Why are experienced women not selected as candidates and why are women candidates not given winnable seats? The Declaration of Human Rights in 1948 affirmed "the equal rights of men and women"; however, UK politics is still far from being fully representative.

Motherhood Penalty Now Writ Large

Sam Smethers | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK
Sam Smethers

The bigger return for employers and for the UK economy is clear with £600 billion being added to the value of the economy if we close the gender pay gap. We have the best educated, best qualified female labour force we have ever had. And yet we are wasting that talent and investment as a result of poor, shortsighted (and sometimes illegal) practice. Definitely time for a game-changer. Let's hope the Government rises to the challenge.

The Sexist Surcharge: Why Boots Should Lead the Way on Reviewing Pricing

Stevie Wise | Posted 29.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Stevie Wise

Boots - please review your sexist pricing and make this right. Make it right with your customers, and be the company who is the first to accept that there is no place for sexism on our high streets. This research has shone a very bright light on the extent of this problem - this isn't just about one industry. It's endemic, and we can change it.

Have Women Really Graduated From the University of Gender Inequality?

Sam Smethers | Posted 24.09.2016 | UK Politics
Sam Smethers

Good news is always welcome, so let's start there. New IFS research shows that the graduate 'premium' is more significant for women. They are likely to earn three times as much as employed women who do not have a degree. For male graduates the ratio is twice that of those working without the benefit of higher education...

This Is Not What Feminism Looks Like

Tilly Grove | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tilly Grove

So, what does a feminist look like? I'm afraid it doesn't look like Cumberbatch, and it doesn't look like anyone who believes that forcing sex workers out of employment because they need 'saving' is the best way forward. Feminism must address the needs of all women and include the voices of all women..

Why Won't Cameron Wear This T-Shirt (When Miliband And Clegg Will)

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK

David Cameron has disappointed. Five times. The Prime Minister refused to wear a t-shirt with the slogan "This is what a feminist looks like", whe...

Maternity Discrimination on the Rise as Women Pay the Price of Austerity

Myriam Francois-Cerrah | Posted 13.05.2013 | UK Politics
Myriam Francois-Cerrah

A report released today by the group Working ‎Families has revealed high levels of maternity discrimination for the third year running, ‎reinforcing recent research suggesting this is a growing trend. ‎

Think We're On The Way To Pay Parity? Think Again

Charlie Thomas | Posted 06.01.2013 | UK

The average female executive suffers a lifetime earnings gap of £423,390, and the gap between male and female average pay at management level stands ...

Alice E. Vincent

Worse Than The Boardroom: Meet The Women Challenging Sexism In The Arts

HuffingtonPost.com | Alice E. Vincent | Posted 24.10.2012 | Home

The art world is one where gender equality isn't an issue anymore, right? Tracey Emin and Gillian Wearing are prominent art figures in the public ...

'If Women Aren't At The Table, They Aren't On The Menu'

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 04.09.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron sacked 60% of the women in his Cabinet on Tuesday morning. At the top of government, Welsh Secretary Cheryl Gillan, Environment Secre...

Top UK Firms At Risk Of Being 'Pale, Male And Stale'

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 28.08.2012 | UK

None of the executives appointed to FTSE 100 boards this year were women, according to data exposing the gender divide at the top of British business....

Equality Is Going Backwards: Women Blast Osborne Over Budget

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 21.03.2012 | UK Politics

As the dust settles on George Osborne's budget, with controversy over the so called "granny tax", he might be in trouble with more than just the elder...

PHOTOS - Women March Against Government Cuts

Melanie Hick | Posted 20.11.2011 | UK

With the number of women out of work across the UK hitting a 23-year high of 1.09 million, protesters marched against cuts to women's employment yeste...

A Million Women Out Of Work - And Experts Say It's Going To Get Worse

Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 16.11.2011 | UK Politics

The million young people out of work isn't the only worrying statistic in Wednesday morning's joblessness figures. Female unemployment has risen by 43...

David Cameron Accused Of 'Unprecedented Attack' On Women Over Cuts

www.telegraph.co.uk | Posted 02.01.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron is today accused of launching “an unprecedented attack” on women and is urged to ease the pain of government cuts that have dispropo...