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Seminar 2: Gendering Austerity

Gendering Austerity

Friday 17th February, 2-4.45pm

Please click on the speakers' names to access video podcasts of their presentations.

Drawing on contributions from academia, politics and local activism, this seminar asked: Are the government's austerity measures having a disproportionate impact on women? how are they affecting gender equality? Is there any effective opposition to the cuts and to what extent is it gendered? How are women resisting the cuts?

Speakers included:

Diane Elson, Professor of Sociology, University of Essex, Chair of the UK Women's Budget Group:

Austerity Measures and Gender Equality: are there alternatives?

Claire Annesley, Senior Lecturer in Politics, University of Manchester, member of the UK Women's Budget Group:

Campaigning Against Austerity: Gender Equality Advocates in Tough Times

Mary-Ann Stephenson, Coventry Women's Voices

Unravelling Equality: Impact of the Cuts on Women in Coventry

Ann Lucas, Labour Councillor, Coventry City Council

Local Government and the Impact on Women of the Cuts


Please click here for the poster for this event.