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Coalition cuts ‘setting back equality gains’

Spending cuts by the coalition government are said to be setting back equality gains made by women in the last five years, according to a report from the CEDAW Working Group, a coalition of 42 women’s and human rights organisations from across the UK. CEDAW is the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of all…

Workplace cultures still need to be addressed to enable women to flourish

A year on from the publication of the Lord Davies report on women on boards, firms have made a conscious effort to increase the number of senior women. So far, however, there is still a way to go to achieve the aim of 25% women board members by 2015. Board Watch recently reported that the…

Top judge calls for more judiciary positions to go to women and minorities

A top judge has called for the Equality Act to be used to give more senior positions in the UK’s judiciary to women and minority groups. Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury, the country’s second most senior judge, said in an interview with the Times that more needs to be done to improve gender and race equality…

More women on boards would curb excessive pay

Increasing gender equality on the boards of the UK’s biggest firms would help address the issue of pay packets seen as excessive by many in times of economic turmoil, the prime minister has said. Responding to calls from Labour leader Ed Miliband to take specific action against boardroom excesses at last weeks Prime Minister’s Questions,…

Female unemployment expected to grow

Even as it became clear that Lord Davies’ boardroom gender targets were being ignored by most UK companies, the TUC warned that female unemployment rates were set to jump further from current 23-year highs. An analysis of official statistics undertaken by the union umbrella organisation revealed that, because the number of women employed in the…