Dr Rachel Bennett, from the Department of History at the University of Warwick, comments on the news that Justice Secretary David Gauke will cut funding to five women's community prisons in England and Wales and will instead channel cash into five residential centres, which are to be trialled.
Professor Kate Purcell, of the Institute for Employment Research, discusses the gender pay gap and her latest report Present Tense, Future Imperfect? Young people’s pathways into work.
Vera Troeger, Professor of Economics at the University of Warwick, comments on the Fawcett Society’s report on the gender pay gap on Equal Pay Day.
The decisions to allow Saudi women to attend sports events for the first time comes soon after the repeal of the ban on women’s driving and are examples of how the Saudi authorities are trying to liberalize Saudi society. However, their aim is to improve Saudi Arabia’s economy and reduce dependency on the oil sector, says Dr Nicola Pratt, Reader in International Politics of the Middle East from the Univesrity of Warwick.