Mayor Sadiq Khan says city needs to be repurposed for people as it emerges from coronavirus restrictions
WomensEqualityUKThis isn’t repurposing the city for people @SadiqKhan. It is repurposing the city for people who are able to cycle and walk, and completely overlooks the needs of older people, Disabled people and parents and carers. You need to do better than this
Charities can bid for a share of £10 million funding to support victims of domestic abuse.
WomensEqualityUKThis £10m grant for ending violence against women launched today but the deadline for applications is in SEVEN DAYS. That makes it IMPOSSIBLE for small, specialist organisations who most need it to access the funding. RT now to ask @mhclg to extend
It’s still expected that women will make their jobs fit around childcare and home schooling, while a man’s job comes first
WomensEqualityUK“Whatever situation you have, on average it’s the woman doing more, and it’s not because she’s working less”
#Covid_19 is laying bare the effects of a gender pay gap & unequal society. Our recovery plan must tackle this or it is not a recovery plan at all
Senior figures say inadequate support and equipment caused sector to plunge into crisis
WomensEqualityUKGovernment’s message from the outset was that it was inevitable older people would die from #COVID_19. That shaped decisions about priority for testing, PPE, financial support and reporting. It didn’t have to be this way and they must act now to change it
Guidance to avoid examining systemic failures is ‘very worrying’, says Labour
WomensEqualityUKThis is deeply concerning. PPE shortages & ill-fitting PPE may have contributed to key worker deaths & this possibility should absolutely be investigated during inquests. A public inquiry should also follow. Systemic failures must be addressed not avoided
The unisex design doesn't fit all women properly, according to many who are working in healthcare.
WomensEqualityUKThe majority of staff in the health & social care sectors are women. With the PPE shortage already a concern, women on the frontline must be able to rely on the PPE they do have to protect them. The govt must protect our key workers & this includes women.
There are caveats, but experts said female politicians from Taiwan to Iceland are leading the way
WomensEqualityUK"Women are used to being scrutinised & having to justify themselves. They've had to work twice as hard to get half as far & that will incubate perhaps a greater reverence for the job & responsibility."
@ManduReid on the women leaders tackling #coronavirus
Domestic abuse survivor tells The Independent she is fearful coronavirus outbreak could prompt ex-husband to abduct their two children
WomensEqualityUK"I am calling for emergency measures so that perpetrators can swiftly be removed from the family home by police for the duration of this lockdown. Staying at home has to mean staying safe – for everyone." - @ManduReid
WomensEqualityUKThe #keyworkers list should give pause for thought. Last week many professions listed here, including
#careworkers (who are 82% women) were considered low-skilled. Now they are considered vital. This change in status should be honoured in the longer term.
'It can be like a pressure cooker in the house. There are a lot more chances for episodes,' expert tells The Independent
WomensEqualityUKWE are calling to @RishiSunak to urgently increase funding for women's refuges to support #domesticabuse survivors during self-isolation. Both @womensaid and @ChaynHQ are operating services online, & need funding. This is now more important than ever.
We need the brightest and the best minds in science. Excluding half the population is not just morally wrong, it wastes talent and may be detrimental to all of us
WomensEqualityUKWith clinical trials largely being carried out on men - what is the likelihood of the #coronavirus vaccination being equally fit to treat women? WE are fighting for a women's health institute to plug the research gap & avoid questions like this in future
‘Old-fashioned prejudices about rape victims have crept back in,’ says End Violence Against Women Coalition director
WomensEqualityUKRape myths & aggressive policies like digital strip searches have created a situation where #rape is effectively decriminalised in the UK.
WE are calling for an end to end review of the criminal justice system to ensure rapists like #Weinstein see justice
Scotland Yard has installed controversial facial recognition technology at Oxford Circus. The cameras were spotted mounted on vans in the area, one of the busiest in London, this morning. One dark blue van was captured in a picture posted by UK...
WomensEqualityUKData driven technology can reinforce inequalities of the offline world, so facial recognition tech confuses faces other than white men’s. WE will immediately halt the use of this surveillance in London & focus on tech for good #london2020 #equalitycanwin
The Women's Equality Party's leader will take Professor Sue Black's place in the contest.
WomensEqualityUKOur leader @ManduReid is taking the baton from @Dr_Black as candidate for London Mayor, and together they will keep campaigning for a ban on #vaginalmesh and for women’s health inequalities to be tackled as a priority
Pods have been installed or are being trialled by a dozen hospitals in England
WomensEqualityUK"Help" is not just providing a sleep pod for exhausted staff to nap. Help is improved funding & staffing levels, to alleviate the pressure & ensure doctors, #nurses & other #NHS staff (predominantly women) aren't overworked to the point of exhaustion.
'Gendered notions of nursing and nurses will always stand in the way of any efforts to improve the standing and attractiveness of nursing as a career,' says expert
WomensEqualityUKWomen are the backbone of our #NHS and have been undervalued and underpaid for too long. WE are calling for real investment in nurses - end the pay restraint, reinstate bursaries and introduce quotas to increase female representation at senior levels.
The former Today presenter says that there will be less money for programmes
WomensEqualityUK“Unless you think that white men are way more talented than anyone else, and I suspect that John Humphrys does think he is more talented, then the failure to pay women equally is a failure to recognise their talents” - @catherine_mayer on #JohnHumphrys
The BBC is facing a slew of costly equal pay claims after the presenter Samira Ahmed won an emphatic employment tribunal victory against the corporation. The panel ruled that Ahmed’s work on...
WomensEqualityUKThe work women do is seen as having less value and so paid less, this is multiplied for BAME women. @SamiraAhmedUK has paved the way not just for other #bbcwomen but for women (& employers) everywhere #EqualPay #equalvalue