LSE Women Peace and Security blog posting Fawcett society and other women’s organisations call to make women visible at this time
In the introduction to this independent review of Windrush generation treatment by the UK Home office and other officials the author, Wendy Williams, states: “While I am unable to make a definitive finding of institutional racism within the department, I have serious concerns that these failings demonstrate an institutional ignorance and thoughtlessness towards the issue of race […]
Update from IFS on the impact of college graduation on earnings in the UK. They make the point that while on average they are better off over a life time they “estimate that one in five students – or about 70,000 every year – would actually have been better off financially had they not gone […]
Vogue has a history of the origins of London Fashion Week What is the value of fashion ? In 2018 British Fashion Council released some data about London Fashion Week including that there were 20,000 cups of espresso served and 200kg of Lavazza coffee consumed! For data on its impact see the Blooming Flower conversation […]
Reality TV ? Does it harm mental health With the recent death of Love Island reality TV presenter Caroline Flack we have been reminded that a number of contestants on the show have tragically died in similar circumstances. What is the evidence about reality TV and its impact on mental health? The Mental Health Foundation has […]
Shocking news this week from the Marmot review update which examined health equity in England. In its update found inequality increasing over the last decade with life expectancy for poor women and in certain regions declining. This was in part attributed to austerity measures. The ONS has official bulletins which you can consult. The Kings Fund […]
A new Google Arts and culture exhibition curated by staff at the LSE Library. It includes the original handwritten list of demands from 1970 plus great 1970s photos and images of documents. Topics covered include the membership and role of women in the GLF.
LGBT history month (February) is a good time to revisit these free British Library resources: LGBTQ histories on the British Library website explores the development of LGBTQ identities and communities in the UK. It has a timeline for students, academic articles, biographies of key individuals and digitised copies of key works. They include this account of […]
Top 100 employers for LGBT staff See the latest list from Stonewall. At the top is Newcastle city council. Find out what they do well. The list is an annual voluntary exercise. The methodology is available on the website.
According to the latest Fawcett sex and power report. The situation is even worse for BAME women. Findings include: Women make up just over one in 20 CEOs of FTSE 100 companies. This remains unchanged since our last report in 2018. None of these CEOs are women of colour. Get the full facts by downloading […]