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Women-only shortlists are 'illegal', says Commission

Women-only shortlists are 'illegal', says Commission

Using women-only shortlists in order to increase gender representation on boards is unlawful under equality law, according to new guidance published by the Equality and Human Rights Commission.…

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Number of women in film has shrunk slightly in last two decade, says report 

Number of women in film has shrunk slightly in last two decade, says report 

The overall percentage of female crew members on top grossing films has barely increased between 1994 and 2013 and has in fact shrunk slightly, particularly in technical and creative roles, according to a report on gender in film.…

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First open education programme in Europe for leading female lawyers launched

First open education programme in Europe for leading female lawyers launched

The University of Cambridge Judge Business School has launched the first open education programme in Europe to address the challenges faced by women as law firm partners.…

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Two thirds of working single parents 'face constant financial struggle'

Two thirds of working single parents 'face constant financial struggle'

Work is failing to provide the majority of working single parent families with the income they need, with two thirds saying finances are a constant struggle at best and one in 10 saying they are not coping financially, a new report from Gingerbread has found.…

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Lib Dems commit to action on gender pay gap

Lib Dems commit to action on gender pay gap

Large companies will be legally required to publish the difference between what they pay men and women under manifesto plans set out by Liberal Democrats this week.…

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