Media Round-up: December 2018
Date Posted: Monday 7th January 2019
Who's been talking about the WBG this month?
The Guardian view on women’s rights: do not take progress for granted
7th December 2018
Austerity, as the UN’s poverty expert noted, is especially harmful to women. The economic shock from Brexit is likely to widen the inequality gap. Work by the Institute for Fiscal Studies, Women’s Budget Group and Runnymede Trust has shown that women, and particularly BAME women, are disproportionately affected by cuts to public services and other spending.
Why all feminists should back a second Brexit referendum
Konnie Huq, 14th December 2018
A serious economic downturn will undermine women’s rights on multiple levels. And it is the women who are already the most disadvantaged, that will be hit hardest of all. Because whether we end up with Theresa May’s deal or no deal at all, we’re likely to see lost jobs, reduced legal protections, cuts to vital public services and a squeeze on family budgets. This bleak picture was spelt out back in March, in an independent report published by the Women’s Budget Group and the Fawcett Society, summarising the impact of a significant fall in GDP on women’s lives.