A Bookshop of One's Own
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15 March 2024 Silver Moon was a legendary feminist bookshop founded in London in the 1980s. By the time it shuttered its Charing Cross Road location, the store had become Europe's biggest women's bookshop and hosted literary stars such as Maya Angelou, Angela Carter and Margaret Atwood. One of the co-founders, Jane Cholmeley, has written the store's history, and here, longstanding Fawcett member and author of Stand We At Last, Zoe Fairbairns reviews A Bookshop of One's Own: How a group of women set out to change the world.  When I got to the bit in A Bookshop of One’s Own where it says ‘t ..read more
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FAQs - Public Harms Call for Evidence
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If your question is not answered below, please don't hesitate to contact us at info@fawcettsociety.org.uk.  I identify as a trans woman. Am I able to submit my experience? We welcome responses from anyone who identifies as a woman.  Am I able to submit my experience as an audio or video file? Absolutely! We encourage you to submit your experience in whatever format you feel most comfortable in, including written, audio and video. There is an option in the form to send us a link with your file. Is there an option to have an interview instead of submitting it online? Unfortunately we d ..read more
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Transforming Early Childhood Education and Care: Sharing International Learnings
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Join us at the launch of our new research Transforming Early Childhood Education and Care: Sharing International Learnings on Monday 15th April at Hogan Lovells. England's current early childhood education and care infrastructure is failing women and reform is critical to gender equality.  Fawcett's newest and most detailed report on childcare uniquely brings together our previous data analysis from five countries who have undergone reform, alongside gathering in-depth, practical knowledge from round-table discussions and expert interviews. We spoke to international experts to find out wh ..read more
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Make this a zero-misogyny election
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28th February 2024 Politics should be about policy based on facts, not misogyny, discrimination or division. Today, the Fawcett Society and the APPG on Women in Parliament (of which Fawcett is secretariat) are asking candidates to pledge to a zero-tolerance approach to misogyny and racist misogyny at the upcoming election.  Women parliamentarians across the world are all too familiar with receiving misogynistic and racist abuse in their inboxes, on social media, in the press, and even outside their homes. With at least 64 countries due to hold national elections and approximating 2 billio ..read more
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The Gender Health Gap: Our Stories
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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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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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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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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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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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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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