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The UK web archive aims to preserve for posterity websites with UK domain addresses. It has a number of special themed collections. The Gender Equality section is subdivided into specialist sub-sections for body, gender identity, pay equality, suffrage, parenting, domestic abuse and equality in the workplace. 290 sites are currently being archived. It is possible […]
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The Women’s Hall at Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives is the first major exhibition about the East London Federation of the Suffragettes (ELFS). The free exhibition and accompanying events run until 20 October 2018.
British Academy funded project involving staff from Kings College London, LSE and Indian universities. It aims to investigate the potential role of technology in addressing infrastructure blind spots and building safer cities for women in India. See the description. The blog has workshop material which gives examples of innovative uses of technology for safety audits of geographic […]
The United Nations has just released its annual report on volunteering. It has estimations on the extent of volunteering by nation and gender. It also has special reports on how volunteering aids community resilience. For information on the UK: The UK civil society Almanac 2017 has recent headline data on hours, type and value to […]
According to the latest Ofcom communications report people in the UK now check their smartphones, on average, every 12 minutes of the waking day. Their press release also has a fascinating infographic comparing usage and consumption of media from 2008 and 2018 which shows startling changes over the last ten years. The full report covers […]
World Friendship day- why it is bad to be lonely? 30th July was designated International day of friendship by the United Nations. The original resolution seeks to promote understanding and bridges between communities however friendship is also important to the mental health and wellbeing of individuals. Failure to address their needs impacts on the economic […]
Do the police investigate hate crime properly? Serious concerns have been raised this week by an HMIC inspection report. This found incorrectly flagged hate incidents and crimes and insufficient victim support and data collecting. Hate crime is defined as sex, gender, religion, transgender and disability-related incidents. The report has statistics on recorded levels of hate […]
Queer Zine Archive Project – QZAP Originally founded by Milo Miller and Chris Wilde in Milwaukee. Now several thousand of these self-created items covering sex, sexuality and gender are browsable online. Browse by date, subject or search by keyword. A great source for understanding LGBT+ lives in the words and experiences of the community themselves. […]
A new section of the UN main website now provides free access to data which it has collected since 1988. Sources are national level surveys, censuses and reports. They offer insight into the number of disabled persons and the prevalence of disability in different nations worldwide.There are some quite broad definitions of seeing, mobility and […]
According to the latest annual survey from the UK based Family and Childcare Trust the average price of holiday childcare is £133 per week in Britain. This is a 4 per cent rise since 2017 and amounts to an estimated average price tag of £800 for six weeks of holiday childcare per child. Additionally the survey […]