Impact of UK Austerity Measures on Gender Equality and Citizenship

The Gender and Feminist Theory Research Group at the University of Birmingham are holding a half day Symposium on the Impact of UK Austerity Measures on Gender Equality and Citizenship on the 27th April 2012.

The aim of the Symposium is to bring together public officials, academics and representatives from local and national non-governmental organisations to discuss the gender impacts of the cuts, particularly in regard to welfare reform, poverty and social exclusion and the broader implications that the cuts have for the promotion of gender equality and issues of citizenship. We have a fantastic line up of speakers including Baroness Ruth Lister, Anna Bird (Fawcett Society), Scarlett Harris (Women’s Equality Officer, TUC), Susan Himmelweit (Open University/Women’s Budget Group), Sylvia Walby (UNESCO Chair, Gender Research Group), Holly Taylor (Birmingham and Solihull Women’s Aid) and Maureen Connolly (Birmingham Violence Against Women Board).

A flyer regarding the event is attached to this email. To register for the symposium, please contact Dr Laura Jenkinsor Dr Jill Steans.

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