Seminar 2: 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?
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.