Media Round-Up: June 2022

Date Posted: Tuesday 5th July 2022

The Guardian‘s article highlighting that nowhere is affordable for women got a lot of attention on social media: Why can’t women in the UK afford to buy their own houses? We ask an expert

Towards the end of June, we published the first in a series of briefings on the gendered dimension of the cost-of-living crisis. The Income Crisis: a Gendered Analysis

The subject continues to make headlines. Our research showing that women are hit hardest by the crisis was mentioned in this article in Oxford Mail: Oxford MP Anneliese Dodds slams Tories in women’s wages row

The Women’s Resource and Development Agency blog also referred to our research: Women bearing the brunt of the cost-of-living crisis

Our Director, Mary-Ann Stephenson spoke to BBC Woman’s Hour on the crisis. You can hear the interview here from 25:50. The interview looked at the recent report on the rise in abortion rate and the cost of raising and caring for children during a crisis.

Unsurprisingly, childcare has continued to make headlines as parents struggle. Sarah Ronan spoke to The New Statesman: Seventy per cent of British voters say the cost of childcare keeps mothers at home

Mary-Ann was quoted by American Talk that older women are giving up work to provide grandparental care: Business needs a better childcare system

The Academy of Social Sciences quoted our work on the potential for investment into childcare and elder care services in its blog: Universities collaborating for an inclusive growth levelling up that affects skills, policy and communities

Earlier in the month, WBG co-hosted the launch of Co-POWeR’s policy launch with the APPG on Race and Community. The event was hosted by Naz Shah MP and mentioned in the Telegraph and Argus: Naz Shah MP on how Covid-19 impacted the ‘BAME’ community

Our deputy director, Sara Reis, was invited to join a roundtable hosted by CNN on ensuring a gender equal recovery from the pandemic: Post-pandemic plans: Five ways to make a gender equal recovery a reality

Our report on Health and Trade by Dr Silke Trommer went live on the site this month and was picked up by Fair Trade Wales in their blog: Nine reasons voluntary organisations need a voice in trade

Youth Time shared a post explaining the fundamentals of gender-responsive budgeting: Have You Ever Heard About Gender-Responsive Budgeting?

The Meteor shared the work of SAWN at Dream Weavers festival and included our work showing that It is women, especially low-paid, BAME & migrant women putting their lives on the line to deliver vital care: Dream Weavers festival promotes a future of equity and justice

Finally, in the Telegraph letters to the editor, our research with the Fawcett Society was mentioned: The lockdown is turning back the clock on women’s lives in Britain