On average, women earn less, own less, and are more likely to work and retire in poverty than men.
The government’s approach to cutting the deficit will widen the gap between women and men:
-Female unemployment is rising as jobs are cut in public service
-The benefits and services women rely on more are being slashed
-Women on low incomes are becoming poorer
-The pay gap looks set to widen
-Women’s access to vital support services is being undermined
-Increasing numbers of women are being forced to give up work as cuts to childcare support means their jobs no longer cover the family’s care costs
The government’s approach to cutting the deficit is turning back time on women’s equality. This can’t go on.
Or, if you are in London, and not in the mood for organising a tea party, come to the 1950s-themed ‘Don’t Turn Back Time’ on women’s equality protest, on Saturday 19 November. Full details on Fawcett’s website