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A MINIMUM INCOME STANDARD FOR THE UK IN 2016

In a report issued in July 2016, Joseph Rowntree Foundation found that "Childcare costs remain a major barrier to reaching MIS through working."

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Debate on Government Gender Impact Assessment 14th December 2016

For those of you who missed the House of Commons debate and want to catch up, the link to view it is here: http://parliamentlive.tv/event/index/ad9e3901-a717-4026-8237-53e57ae51a05?in=14:14:42

Opposition day motion "Effect on equality of Autumn Financial Statement 2016".

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Labour pledges not to bring policies to parliament unless their impact on women has been assessed and mitigated

http://labourlist.org/2016/12/women-will-be-at-the-heart-of-my-government-jeremy-corbyns-message-for-human-rights-day/

"Labour will measure every piece of legislation, and every policy, by the yardstick of its impact on women before it is brought before parliament and put into practice."

“Women’s concerns cannot be pushed to the margins, segregated from strategic issues of war, peace and the economy. Women are the strategy, they are the solution.”

This is the full statement published by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in the run up to International Human Rights Day on Saturday 10th December 2016.

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Put pressure on Government to sign the Istanbul convention

The Private Member’s Bill taking place in the House of Commons on Friday 16 December 2016 is a unique opportunity for parliamentarians to take action and #ChangeHerstory to advance this groundbreaking legal tool to prevent, protect against, and prosecute gender-based violence.

Extracts from http://www.bristolzerotolerance.com/ic-change-campaign-changeherstory/

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Young Women’s Trust report: Young, Female and Forgotten?

The Young Women’s Trust published a report, ‘Young, Female and Forgotten?‘, in late 2016.

The report says: “For over a decade young women have been more likely than young men to be not in education, employment or training (NEET) and to be NEET and economically inactive (EI). At the time of writing, the most recent figures showed that 843,000 young people in the UK were NEET. Of these the majority – 434,000 – were women.”

Excerpts:

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Respond to the Bristol City Council consultation on prioritising housing for survivors of domestic abuse

http://www.bristolzerotolerance.com/get-involved/get-your-voice-heard/

Details of the draft policy are here.

Complete the consultation questions hereThe consultation closes on 3 Jan 2017

Bristol Zero Tolerance and Bristol Women’s Voice are working with interested members on this issue to help formulate our response. Do you have any comments or key issues you want us to address? E-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Friday 23rd December. Please see our working document here

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What women want 20 interim report

Last week, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the original What Women Want survey, we launched an interim report based on responses to WWW2.0 so far.
 
You can read the report and find out what women want today here

The survey remains open and we will continue to collect answers. So far we have received 3478 responses and counting! Please do ask your friends and networks to take part in the survey.

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