Articles about 'government'

The comic strip: cake election

Silvia Carrus, our resident cartoonist, warns that cakes baked by women are not necessarily feminist cakes

Guest Blogger // 30 April 2017

Categories: Blog

Anyone but the Tories

Kate Townshend shares her exasperation with the general election, imploring us not to buy what Theresa May is selling

Guest Blogger // 20 April 2017

Categories: Blog

If they don’t listen, shout louder

Megan Stodel is furious that the government is ploughing ahead with unfair immigration and asylum tribunal court fees

Megan Stodel // 16 September 2016

Categories: Blog

Getting control back

New legislation criminalising coercive control is a positive step forward, writes Megan Stodel, as it strengthens and clarifies the definition of domestic abuse

Megan Stodel // 29 December 2015

Categories: Blog

Respond to the consultation on reporting gender pay gaps

You have until 6 September to complete the government's consultation on their commitment to bringing in regulations that will lead to large businesses publishing information on pay and gender; Megan Stodel outlines the background and benefits

Megan Stodel // 16 July 2015

Categories: Blog

New interview: Ste McCabe

Holly Combe has a listen to Brains of Britain and talks to Ste McCabe about DIY touring, fab feminist girls in the 1990s and coping with the divisive tactics of...

Holly Combe // 7 March 2015

Categories: Blog

“I couldn’t care less if miserable people who work in offices laugh at me”

Holly Combe has a listen to Brains of Britain and talks to Ste McCabe about DIY touring, fab feminist girls in the 1990s and coping with the divisive tactics of biscuit-hogging bullies in 2015 Britain

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Categories: Interviews, Music

Putting pressure on pays off

The days of the gender pay gap are numbered...or they would be if we could actually get some numbers. Megan Stodel calls on companies to follow through with their commitments to publicise data on pay

Megan Stodel // 16 August 2014

Categories: Blog

When people perceive the possible, it becomes a lot easier to achieve

A guest post by Ruby Lott-Lavigna about the representation of women in the House of Commons

Guest Blogger // 30 June 2014

Categories: Blog

Women of the Revolution: A vox pop project

Holly shares the details from a press release by the Thomson Reuters Foundation about their launch of a Vox Pop project featuring interviews with 25 women in post-Arab Spring countries

Holly Combe // 30 January 2013

Categories: Blog

Get an imaginary job with your imaginary wheelchair and your imaginary leg #esaSOS

Philippa describes how the latest changes to how disabled people are assessed will remove even more people who are unable to work from financial stability

Philippa Willitts // 17 January 2013

Categories: Blog

Women & asylum: what should the government do next?

Asylum Aid's Russell Hargrave argues that the government must include asylum seeking women in its strategy to end violence against women and girls

Guest Blogger // 28 September 2012

Categories: Blog

London Family Planning Summit report back

Following my last post on this, spent the day at the London Family Planning Summit yesterday as a blogger for The F Word. For those of you on twitter who...

zohra // 12 July 2012

Categories: Blog

Sex, choice and control: what violence has to do with family planning

It’s sort of unbelievable that millions of women and girls around the world are having to have sex and bear children when they don’t want to. The UN and others...

zohra // 27 June 2012

Categories: Blog

3 days

Philippa reports on a protest by disability campaigners and UK Uncut yesterday against the Welfare Reform Bill, and details of a petition calling on the government to pause the progression of the Bill to review it.

Philippa Willitts // 29 January 2012

Categories: Blog

Two-tier? Too right

A guest post from Chrissy D looking at the arguably already two-tiered system of antenatal provision for mothers-to-be that currently exists in the UK

Guest Blogger // 3 January 2012

Categories: Blog

Advancing transgender equality: a plan for action

The UK government’s Home Office yesterday (7 December 2011) published its Transgender action plan [direct link to PDF download, 1mb]. The document describes “the specific actions we will take across...

Helen G // 8 December 2011

Categories: Blog

The Future of Feminism

Sylvia Walby's book provides a comprehensive rebuttal of the notion that feminism is dead. Rachel Benson reviews this definitive account of feminism's present and future forms, and the progression of feminism into the mainstream

Rachel Benson // 7 October 2011

Categories: Books, Reviews

What is a family friendly government?

When David Cameron promised to form a family-friendly government, you may have got the impression he was talking about a particular and narrow type of domestic arrangement. But Milena Popova imagines how policy would change if support for all families was put at the heart of decision-making

Milena Popova // 3 October 2011

Categories: Politics and Current Affairs

How could the government really support women?

The government’s rather feeble memo listing potential ways to win more female votes was leaked yesterday. Suggestions include banning all advertising aimed at children, front-loading child benefit so more is...

Laura // 14 September 2011

Categories: Blog

Govt policy set to undermine women’s political power? New report

The Centre for Women & Democracy has published a new report examining the impact of the government’s reform agenda on women’s political power in the UK. The report examines ten...

zohra // 28 July 2011

Categories: Blog

Poppy Project to support sex trafficking victims loses funding, may not survive

The Poppy Project has lost a £4 million contract to support victims of sex trafficking – to the Salvation Army, and may be forced to close. A story in the...

Jess McCabe // 17 April 2011

Categories: Blog

An open letter to Cameron, Clegg, May and Featherstone

Via email from Sian Norris: I am writing to ask you, as feminists living in the UK, to sign a letter I am writing to Cameron, Clegg, May and Featherstone,...

Helen G // 4 April 2011

Categories: Blog

Women in conflict – our government’s rhetoric or resolution?

Natalie Sharples is campaigns officer for No Women, No Peace., a campaign by Gender Action for Peace and Security (GAPS UK), a network of 14 NGOs working on women and...

Guest Blogger // 31 December 2010

Categories: Blog

The gendered impact of the emergency Budget

The cuts have started, the emergency Budget is out. As Fawcett sets out the cuts are going to hit women hard. As Ceri Goddard says: Reducing women’s economic security in...

Jess McCabe // 24 June 2010

Categories: Blog

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