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UK 2014-15 Budget: Where does the social security spending cap leave disabled women and their carers?

On 19th March 2014, George Osborne, the UK Chancellor of the  Exchequer delivered the annual speech to Parliament outlining spending and taxation plans. A limit was imposed on UK annual social security spending. This limit is set at £119 billion for year 2014-15. The limit was announced in relation to managing ‘out of control’ welfare spending, reigning in alleged ‘incentives’ […]

April 5th, 2014|Politics|0 Comments|

Speaking to the CEDAW Committee about women’s rights in the UK

Today (22/10/2012) , my colleague Charlotte Gage, policy officer at the Women’s Resource Centre (WRC), is in Geneva as part of a small group of women from the UK addressing the United Nations (UN) Committee on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). She will be highlighting the problems impacting on women’s equality in the UK and […]

October 22nd, 2012|Development, Politics|0 Comments|

Parental Leave: Men and Women at Work

Caroline Thorpe is a British journalist based in London. She was deputy editor of multiple award-winning Inside Housing magazine until 2011, when she took a year out to pursue graduate studies in gender at the London School of Economics. She has now returned to full-time journalism, specialising in social policy and politics. In this post she discusses parental leave in […]

October 15th, 2012|Politics, Society|1 Comment|

Nadine Dorries’ abstinence sex education is bad policy: young women need sex-positive sex education

  Sophie Drouet is a politics student at Sciences Po Lille and is currently pursuing an MSc in Gender, Policy and Inequalities at the LSE. In this post, she discusses Nadine Dorries’ proposed amendment to the sex education bill which suggests that young women be taught additional classes on the benefits of abstinence. Conservative MP Nadine Dorries’ proposed amendment to […]

January 19th, 2012|Politics, Society|1 Comment|

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