As the 2017 International Women’s Day global theme calls on us to ‘be bold for change’, here Professor Colette Fagan, Dr Nina Teasdale and Dr Helen Norman take stock of the UK’s gender-related policy measures. Progress towards gender equality has been uneven and often too slow Since 1957, equality between women and men has been […]
Divas, Devolution and Dialogue
Ahead of International Women’s Day, Dr Joanne Tippett shares her experiences from research into planning for environmental change, sustainability and community engagement. She reflects on their implications for including women’s voices in making devolved decisions in Greater Manchester. In my work with villagers in rural Africa, I found that women didn’t tend to speak in […]
Why Everyday Austerity is Gendered
On the eve of both the Spring Budget and International Women’s Day, Dr Sarah Marie Hall examines the gendered nature of austerity and argues for a new economic system that addresses social inequalities and values caring work. Gaps created by a retreating welfare state are typically attended to by women in communities and families, underpinned […]
What can devo do for women?
Political devolution is well on it’s way in Greater Manchester, with the health and social care budget having been devolved last April and with the imminent election of the Metro Mayor in May. However, there have been criticisms over how representative those making the devolution deals are of the communities they make decisions for. In the […]