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OUR TRIBUTE TO JO COX AND HER CONTINUING WORK:
THE JO COX FOUNDATION:
Jo Cox Women in Leadership Programme:
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"We aim to support the efforts of civil society and key influencers who share the values of open and inclusive societies, and help catalyse other new initiatives that advance these values"
Jo Cox Commission on lonliness:
Jo Cox Loneliness - Start a conversation
MPs and friends of Jo Cox,Seema Kennedy and Rachel Reeves, explain how the commission came
Survey carried out by the Jo Cox Commission:
Lonliness; the second stigma for disabled people:
Some placards from the UK 'Time's Up' protest in London on 21st Jan 18
"Thousands of people protested outside Downing Street for women's rights, and they're every bit as angry and as funny as America's"
On Vogue’s ‘New Suffragettes’: Frances Ryan asks where are the women with disabilities?https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jan/07/vogue-new-suffragettes-women-disabilities
FEMINISM IS THE WORD
"A leading US dictionary has named "feminism" as its word of 2017 following a surge in online searches"
INEQUALITY IN AUSTERITY: Jeremy Corbyn is leading a cross-party effort to force ministers to publish details of the impact of their policies broken down by gender, race, age, disability, class and region, after analysis showed women continue to bear the brunt of austerity
10th Nov was the day when nationally a woman on an average wage stops being paid relative to their male counterparts. However in Windsor and Maidenhead that day passed on September 20th: locally men earn £5.43 per hour more than women and the
gender pay gap in Windsor and Maidenhead is 27.9%
Guardian's Nesrine Malik:
"Number of senior women in Britain's boardrooms unchanged in 10 years"
BAME/WOMEN POWER INEQUALITY
Analysis by The Guardian and Operation Black Vote find that of the 1,049 most powerful people in Britain, just 36 are from ethnic minorities – and only seven of those are women:
Women's march London
Kaite Welsh on Men and female writers
"When a man writes about love, he’s writing about the human condition. When a woman does it, it’s emotional pornography."
The Truth about Muslim Marriage
November 21st, 10pm, Channel 4
Myriam Francois explores the rights and status of Muslim women in Britian and finds a series of worrying legal flaws
She’s Gotta Have It
Available from 23 November, Netflix
Spike Lee’s first TV joint is a reimagining of his film about a woman juggling a trio of lovers and a successful career as an artist. DeWanda Wise stars as Nola Darling, whose unapologetic sex-positive feminism made her a pioneering character back in 1986 and who feels pretty much in tune with 2017, too.
Best Director award nominations fall short
Female film directors are unrepresented in award nominations - gender gap and unconscious bias in Hollywood needs to be tackled
A movie canon chosen by women:
The Guardian asked women in film to nominate the movies which they think should sit alongside Scorsese and Spielberg
White Right: Meeting the Enemy
Deeyah Khan's new documentary film
Khan finds the white far right "...truly believe they are the victims...they feel like they have everything to lose..." In her film, Khan wanted to see "...is it possible for me to sit with my enemy and for them to sit with theirs?”
ITV on 11 December at 10.40pm
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