More than 70% of working mothers who asked to be furloughed for childcare reasons since schools shut have been refused, according to a survey that experts said highlighted a rapid reversal in gender equality that will take decades to repair.
Current evidence indicates that women face a catastrophic future with a tsunami of job losses and business closures unless the chancellor and wider Government develops enterprise policy that serves women.
A new report from The Women's Organisation is offering a fresh approach to build back not only better, but different, to create a more sustainable and inclusive economy.
The analysis from Women’s Budget Group, Fawcett Society, Women’s Budget Group Northern Ireland, Women’s Equality Network Wales, Close the Gap and Engender shows that for parents on lower incomes are reporting significant financial implications of school closures .
This report from the Women's Budget Group lays out a roadmap to building a new economy. Working together, we can design and demand an economy which has the wellbeing of individuals, communities and the planet at its centre
The goal of the Rose Review is to tap the huge unrealised economic potential of female entrepreneurs by making the UK one of the best countries in the world for women to start and grow a new business.
Although men are more likely to be self-employed or own businesses than women, we argue that self-employed women comprise the most at-risk group during this crisis. Women’s self-employment tends to mirror the patterns of their employment: service-based lifestyle businesses, mostly in crowded, lower-margin feminised sectors such as personal services, caring, health, community, education and edutainment, and social activities.
This report describes the journey taken by the Northern Power Women (NPW) community through Covid-19 and their response to it. One hundred and fifty cross sector female leaders and influencers, from six regions across the North met monthly to define the new future.