Among Spanish university graduates there is a stark awareness of the lack of prospects. “We are the generación perdida – the lost generation,” says…
What story or campaign are you most proud of? I’m so proud of the way in which so many disabled people came together to…
Scenes from a youth club in Peckham The youth club runs daily programmes for four to 10-year-olds in the afternoon and 11 to 14-year-olds…
School uniform is a great leveller, concealing beneath its colour-coded livery the disparate lives of its wearers. By which I mean only that starched collars, pressed trousers and buffed shoes tell but part of a story that begins well before eight-thirty and continues well after three.
Angela has lost track of time. It is nearly three ‘o’ clock. She picks up the supermarket bag full of loose papers; newspaper clippings, think tank reports, personal reflections, and stuffs it into her rucksack. Before leaving the salon she thanks the gathered women and promises action. Pulling her coat hood over her head, she dashes out into lashing rain and half sprints across the city.
The Women’s Budget Group is a collective of feminist economists, researchers, policy experts and activists working towards a vision of a gender equal society where women’s financial independence gives them greater autonomy at work, home, and in civil society. Below they provide the first in our series of ‘Perspectives on Prosperity’
Denmark is regularly held up as being leaps ahead of its European neighbours with regards to gender equality and fair society. Kvinfo, a cultural and political institute based in Copenhagen, works to ensure that, not just Denmark, but all of Scandinavia lives up to this image.
Neoliberal discourses tell people how to behave and what to believe in, often along a dependence/independence binary. These discourses offer an explanation for an individual’s poverty and dissatisfaction, while simultaneously demanding behaviour and producing structures that create and further the insecurity of many – including the individual. ‘Reliance’ on welfare is inappropriate, passive, and feckless, so the narrative goes.
Many of the government’s spending cuts will have a disproportionate impact on Black, Asian, and other ethnic minority women
He had been disabled since the age of three – diagnosed with a spinal tumour that made him no stranger to hospitals and surgeries….