…according to the 2018 report of the Hampton-Alexander review into increasing the number of women in senior positions in FTSE 350 companies. Progress has been made but still a lot remains to be done to achieve the target. Also released this week Inclusive Tech report which revealed women make up just 12.6% of board members and 16.6% of senior […]
Which countries do the most to help reduce poverty? The second annual index from Oxfam. The index is based on a new database of indicators, covering 157 countries, which measures government action on social spending, tax and labour rights – three areas found to be critical to reducing the gap. The full methodology and an […]
Advance HE and the CUC (Committee of University Chairs), in collaboration with AHUA (Association of Heads of University Administration) and the 30% Club, have launched a new ‘board vacancies’ portal which aims to make board appointments in higher education more visible and accessible, encouraging a greater diversity of applicants. It forms part of a wider […]
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12th August was designated International Youth Day by the UN General Assembly in 1999. To commemorate it here are several resources. End of childhood The Save the Children report, Stolen Childhoods. The report has found that in 2017 1.2 billion childhoods were threatened by conflict, poverty and gender discrimination. Political participation/Engagement UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs […]
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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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Top 100 influential people for 2018 New from Apolitical: their list of the 100 most influential people in gender policy around the world. Drawing on nominations from dozens of gender equality experts and leading organisations in the field it aims to celebrate influential men and women working to achieve equality. Why are women not appointed […]
To celebrate is founding 150 years ago the TUC is creating its 150 voices to capture inspiring stories about trade unionists. They include early women socialists as well as more recent oral histories from strikes and industrial disputes. The TUC already has a great digital library of key documents and images from its history on the […]
Last month (20th February) was World Day of social Justice. The 2018 theme was workers on the Move. ILO Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalization was adopted on 10th June 2008. The official website has related United Nations documents and declarations as well as details of the 2018 events. How many migrant workers are […]
University of Leicester has moved up to 44th position. Find out the others from the annual Stonewall 100 list. There are categories for type of public and private sector employers, some case studies and details on the methodology used.
Westland100.org.uk is a good resource for social and economic historians. In addition to the history of the factory, it features an extensive oral history archive of aircraft manufacturing in Yeovil from 1915 to 2015. Articles and online sound files are provided. Topics covered include: trade unions and women workers.