The Gender Health Gap: Our Stories
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6d ago
20th February 2024 Sexism and misogyny in the health system is creating poor health outcomes for women.  In partnership with Benenden Health, the Fawcett Society is today publishing The Gender Health Gap: Our Stories, six real-life stories of women's experiences in the health system and the impact on work and life.  Read The Gender Health Gap: Our Stories These stories are powerful accounts of what happens when our public services do not take women's concerns seriously: late and incorrect diagnoses, exacerbated symptoms and often outright dismissal. All of this is often mad ..read more
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Fawcett North London
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1w ago
Local feminists in North London discovered an amazing amount of feminist talent in their own ranks and decided to come together as Fawcett North London to build sisterhood in our own area. We are holding events on key feminist topics such as pornography and financial exploitation, which in many cases are becoming even more harmful as technology develops. We usually end up in the pub afterwards to carry on the discussion! Why not join our mailing list and get to know the feminists on your doorstep? Contact us Email: fawcettn.london@gmail.com ..read more
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Fawcett welcomes Labour's proposals for a Race Equality Act
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1w ago
14th February 2024 Racism is embedded deeply into the fabric of British society. Combined with misogyny, it means that women of colour in the UK face a double penalty of discrimination. Women of Bangladeshi heritage earn on average 28.4% less than white men, and women of Pakistani heritage earn on average 25.9% less than white men. There’s no question that we need change.   Fawcett strongly believes that we need to address racism if we are to achieve our vision of ensuring that women of every background, at any stage of life are celebrated, respected and safe, and are free to make th ..read more
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Support services - Public Harms: Call for Evidence
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1w ago
We understand that experiences of harm whilst in contact with public services, and sharing these experiences can be distressing. Unfortunately, Fawcett and BEO are unable to provide direct support. However if you would like support or advice regarding your experiences, please contact the service below which best suits your needs. Black Minds Matter Free, one-to-one, culturally relevant therapy for Black people in the UK. Resources: Services 4 — Black Minds Matter UK  The Motherhood Group Sharing and supporting the Black maternal experience. Black People Talk  Mental health and wellbe ..read more
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Public Harms
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3w ago
2 February 2024 Fawcett is partnering with Black Equity Organisation (BEO) to research the institutional harms caused to women and girls, in particular Black women and girls, across our public services. This project will draw together women’s experiences across three themes: mental health, policing and education, and amplify the experiences of Black women who face the greatest harm within these institutions while also connecting with the broader experiences of women from other backgrounds, to reimagine a feminist, anti-racist and anti-discriminatory model for public services. Phase 1 of the pr ..read more
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Double Trouble: The Ethnicity Gender Pay Gap
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1M ago
8th January 2024 Black and minoritised ethnicity women are often at the sharpest end of gendered inequality. To mark Ethnicity Pay Gap Day 2024, created by #EthnicityPayGap Campaign founder Dianne Greyson, Fawcett is publishing Double Trouble: The Ethnicity Gender Pay Gap, highlighting how ethnicity pay gaps compound the gender pay gap, producing even greater financial disparity with men.  Read Double Trouble: The Ethnicity Gender Pay Gap Alesha De-Freitas, Head of Policy, Research and Advocacy at Fawcett Society, said: The gender pay gap is closing at a glacial pace, but it doesn't tell ..read more
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Podcast Episode 33: Hayley Carmichael and John Wright
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3M ago
From their first encounters as a ‘dude’ of a teacher with a trademark leather jacket, a ‘sophisticated’ student joining Middlesex Poly en route from a summer working in France and a ‘short bloke from Birmingham’, our three co-founders John Wright, Hayley Carmichael and Paul Hunter recount the last 30 years of Told by an Idiot. In this Christmas special of Regrets I’ve Had A Few, expect discussions on the Idiot approach to theatre making, the importance of never being boring and Hayley recalling various hilarious stories involving issues with doors.    Listen, download and subscribe v ..read more
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Transforming Early Childhood Education and Care: Sharing International Learning
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3M ago
1st December 2023  High quality early childhood education and care (ECEC) is part of England's critical social infrastructure, and critical to progress on gender equality. Since Fawcett's last study on early education and childcare in 2022, there has been increasing consensus that our system needs substantial reform. That means we need to look to ways we can transform our system.  This background report is part 1 of our 2-part project - supported by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation - looking at five other countries and territories, all of which have also undergone significant reforms t ..read more
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Get Happy 2023
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3M ago
Performance Dates 1 - 2 December 2023    Fenton Town Hall, Stoke-on-Trent Performance times: 4pm on 1st Dec, 1pm and 3:30pm on 2nd Dec 7 - 19 December 2023    Pit Theatre, Barbican Centre, London Performance times: 10am, 12pm, 3:30pm   About the show Physical comedy, live music, acrobatics, silly dancing and audience interaction all feature in this 'madcap little gem' (Time Out) which will have you laughing out loud.  Enter a world of artfully controlled chaos as this show for curious babies, kids and adults of all ages returns. There’s a mysterious bag that drops ..read more
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Michael Ureta
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3M ago
Mikey Ureta is a dance artist based in London. He has been working professionally around the world for the past 11 years and has been active in the industry as a performer, choreographer, teacher and mentor. His theatre credits include: Groove on Down the Road, The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, and Into the Hoods: Remixed (all ZooNation); Get Happy (Told by an Idiot Beijing Comedy Arts Festival and Barbican); Blaze The Show (Expo 2016, Turkey); Chase The Dream: The Reboot (Flawless); and Pied Piper (Boy Blue).  Other credits include: Finalist on Got To Dance with Boyband (Sky One); Finalis ..read more
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