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Guidance for employers on reducing the Gender Pay Gap

From Government Equalities Office


WBG Event September 19th

We’d like to invite you to join the Women’s Budget Group at a reception to celebrate our work and launch:

Women Count: A casebook on gender responsive budgeting

Wednesday 19 September 2018

6.00 pm – 9.00 pm

 The Living Room, City Hall, London, SE1 2AA

Booking essential. For more information and to RSVP please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Volunteer Opportunities at SARSAS

For more information and to apply, go to: https://www.sarsas.org.uk/volunteer/

We have some exciting opportunities to get involved with our organisation and help make a difference to the lives of survivors of sexual violence:

Helpline Volunteer Support Workers to answer calls on the SARSAS helplines providing emotional support and signposting information.  In May 2015 we launched an additional service for men and boys which is optional for volunteers to be a part of.

Assistant Administrator Volunteers to support the SARSAS team with a range of essential administrative duties.


Women's Rights Progress report by EHRC


Makes recommendations to UK Government and a submission to UN on CEDAW progress.

GRASAC Director

Gloucestershire Rape and Sexual Advice Centre is currently advertising the post of Director.

Gpoucestershire Rape and Sexual Advice Centre is currently advertising the post of Director

Job description & Person Specification available from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Closing date for applications: 3rd August 2018 at 12pm

Minimum Income Standard

JRF STAT of the week.

Minimum Income Standard 2018

WAND invites you to its AGM

18 July 2018 from 6pm-7.30pm

Dorset's Rebellious Women

Borough Gardens House, Dorchester

After a short report from the chair about our activities over the last year, report from the treasurer and the election of our core group / key officers there will time for networking and a delicious cream tea!  The whole event is free to attend.

We are excited to have Harriet Still, join us to talk about the Radical Dorset project and Dorset's rebellious women.

 For further information, see www.wandwomen.org.uk, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 07956 896114.


New date for launch of WBG report on Women's Poverty

Wednesday 18 July, 6.30 – 8pm at the House of Lords

WESC recommend paternity rights improvements

The parliamentary Women and Equalities Select Committee's fathers and the workplace report was issued on March 15th 2018, see https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201719/cmselect/cmwomeq/358/35802.htm  The report finds that the right to request flexible working has not created the necessary cultural change and that current policies supporting fathers in the workplace do not deliver what they promise, despite good intentions. This is particularly true for low-income fathers. The report recommends:

  •          Statutory paternity pay should be paid at 90% of the father’s pay (capped for higher earners) to help ensure that all fathers, regardless of income, can be at home around the time of their child’s birth
  •          The Government should consider the costs and benefits of introducing a new policy of 12 weeks’ standalone fathers’ leave in the child’s first year as an alternative to shared parental leave when it reviews the policy this year
  •          The Government should legislate immediately to make a reality the Prime Minister’s call for all jobs to be advertised as flexible from day one, unless there are solid business reasons not to

The Government should harmonise workplace rights for fathers who are agency workers or self-employed with those for employed fathers where practical – for example by introducing paternity allowance similar to maternity allowance.