Articles about 'Liberal Democrats'

Weekly round-up and open thread

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

Laura // 20 January 2014

Categories: Blog

Paid work and gender equality

There is a lot in the American press right now about women, men, paid work and gender equality in the workplace, most of which has come to my attention through...

Kendra Strauss // 1 March 2013

Categories: Blog

Rennard, sexual harassment and male dominance

Laura reflects on what the Lord Rennard scandal tells us about the way sexual harassment is used by men to keep women in our place

Laura // 26 February 2013

Categories: Blog

Fawcett refused judicial review of Budget

UPDATED to add Fawcett’s response. The Fawcett Society has been refused a judicial review of the emergency budget. Fawcett was arguing that the Treasury did not carry out a gender...

Jess McCabe // 6 December 2010

Categories: Blog

Anonymity for rape defendants splits Commons on gender lines, as LibCons shirk formal consultation

UPDATE: Apparently Ken Clarke has put a correction on record that he meant to extend his concern to “acquitted” not “convicted” rapists – via @gorilerof3b No formal consultation will be...

Jess McCabe // 9 July 2010

Categories: Blog

More bad news on the Budget

Women will bear the brunt of three-quarters of extra taxes and benefit cuts, according to a gender audit of the Budget carried out by the House of Commons library. And...

Jess McCabe // 5 July 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

Sign petition to drop plans to make rape defendants anonymous

If you oppose the Tory-Liberal Democrat plan to grant anonymity to defendants in rape cases, then you may want to sign this petition calling on Justice Secretary Ken Clarke to...

Jess McCabe // 1 June 2010

Categories: Blog

Anonymity for rape defendants?!

The government plans to grant defendants in rape trial anonymity, according to their coalition programme for government. Details are slight, by which I mean one line saying: We will extend...

Jess McCabe // 21 May 2010

Categories: Blog

Election quick hit: check up on candidates in your constituency with Fawcett

The Fawcett Society asked prospective parliamentary candidates from up and down the country these three questions. Would they: 1. Support local and national action to tackle the gender pay gap?...

Jess McCabe // 6 May 2010

Categories: Blog

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