Women and austerity

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Reposted from PCS people

This article from PCS, considers how austerity perpetuates gender inequalities, with women amongst the hardest hit.

David Cameron posted on his facebook page, that on International Womens’ day “we celebrate the achievements of women and must redouble our efforts to end discrimination and persecution around the world”

The comment attracted furious responses, most of them pointing out that the governments cuts have hit women hard and have deepened the discrimination and persecution Cameron claimed to want to eradicate.

A report by the European Women’s Lobby (EWL), which represents women’s associations across Europe, revealed that austerity policies undermine women’s rights and hamper sustainable and equal economic progress. Cuts in public spending in European Union member states have had the most impact on those who have little voice in economic decision making – women, children and the elderly.

A new study funded by the Equality and Human Rights…

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