Articles about 'austerity'

Cuts to health and social care will affect women the most

The disproportionate effects of austerity on women have a very real impact on their health, writes Monica Karpinski

Monica Karpinski // 15 December 2017

Categories: Blog

Stop sneering at Black Friday shoppers

Joanna Whitehead is critical of sensationalist media coverage that portrays the victims of austerity as 'vulgar' or 'lesser' for participating in Black Friday spending

Joanna Whitehead // 23 November 2017

Categories: Class, Culture and Media, Features, Politics and Current Affairs, Work and Play

Grenfell Tower is about race and class

Grenfell Tower has become a symbol of systemic, institutional and structural inequality argues Joanna Whitehead

Joanna Whitehead // 22 June 2017

Categories: Blog

Challenging austerity

While George Osborne warns of cuts ahead, Megan Stodel draws attention to the UN's recent conclusion that the UK's austerity agenda is breaching human rights obligations

Megan Stodel // 29 June 2016

Categories: Blog

The next steps

The UK is going to leave the EU; Megan Stodel thinks we need to start acting now to ensure rights and individuals are protected

Megan Stodel // 25 June 2016

Categories: Blog

Austerity cuts and the impact on mothers

Jane Chelliah argues that austerity measures, based on the belief that people can work themselves out of poverty, are harming both mothers and the future generations they are raising

Jane Chelliah // 31 March 2016

Categories: Blog

Sisters Uncut: direct action changes conversations very quickly

Emma Snaith interviews Sisters Uncut, a campaign group who take direct action to oppose cuts to domestic violence services. They discuss the successes of activism in 2015 and look towards the next stage in their fight to save the lives of women in and escaping abusive relationships

Emma Snaith // 6 January 2016

Categories: Activism, Features

Do we value women’s work?

Global Women's Strike argue it's time to stand up for women's unpaid care work.

Guest Blogger // 11 November 2015

Categories: Blog

The time is NOW: we are the suffragettes

On Wednesday night, Sisters Uncut made headlines as 14 activists stormed the red carpet at the premiere of the film Suffragette

Guest Blogger // 9 October 2015

Categories: Blog

Marching against austerity with the Feminist Bloc

Jade Moulds blogs about her experiences protesting with other women against the cuts to services and support, and why feminists need to get involved in opposing planned cuts that will leave many women more vulnerable.

Guest Blogger // 2 August 2015

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread

This week's round-up of interesting and thought-provoking news and views

Laura // 16 September 2013

Categories: Blog

Implications of austerity on LGBT people in public services

Philippa shares a call from UNISON for LGBT individuals to contribute to research about the impact of austerity on LGBT people in public services

Philippa Willitts // 11 August 2013

Categories: Blog

Shattering the Silence: Privatisation’s adverse effects on women

A guest post by Nanki Chawla about the effect of the privatisation of public services on women.

Guest Blogger // 9 August 2013

Categories: Blog

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