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News & EventsNEWS - March 23rd 06 - Mothers face greater discrimination in finding a job in Britain than disabled people, Asian women and the elderly, a new report has claimed. But is the raft of legislation designed to help women actually adding to their difficulties?
An interim report from the government-commissioned Equalities Review has found that women returning to work after starting a family face the highest 'personal employment penalty' of any group in society - they are around 40 per cent less likely than the average white, able-bodied man to be offered a post.
Single women find it no harder to find a job than single men. Pakistani and Bangladeshi women, however, face 'a penalty' of 29 per cent; for the disabled it is 16 per cent.
But women with children under 11 and a partner are 37 per cent more likely to be unemployed, while the figure for lone mothers in the same situation is 41 per cent, according to an analysis of labour market trends by Professor Richard Berthoud, a research fellow at the Institute for Economic and Social Research at Essex University.
NEWS - March 22nd 06 -'A Budget for education and the environment'
Gordon Brown has focused on education and the environment in his tenth Budget as he builds his credentials to be Britain's next Prime Minister. Mr Brown, said he could have afforded to make tax cuts but "investing in education is this Budget's choice". More: www.telegraph.co.uk
A fair budget for women: www.newswales.co.uk
NEWS - March 13th 06 - Equal Opportunities Commission asks David Cameron: Can he regain Conservative's position as the 'party of the family'?
Polling released today by the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) shows that the Conservative Party that David Cameron inherited in December has the greatest credibility gap with voters on issues that affect the modern family.
When asked which party was the most or least credible on balancing work and family life and on support for parents and carers, just under 40% of respondents rated them as ‘least credible’ in both cases, considerably higher than the amount who rated Labour as ‘least credible’.
At a debate with David Cameron on Monday 13 March, the EOC's Chair, Jenny Watson, challenged David Cameron as to whether he can regain for the Tories its traditional position as the "party of the family."
EVENTS - March 26th 2006 - Essex’s First Mother and Baby Fair in Thurrock!
An ultimate experience for mums, dads, babies and children. On sale merchandise, guest speakers, free educational workshops, Mothers Day pampering zone, professional healthcare advice, parenting information and childcare services, plus all day family entertainment. Don’t miss this amazing event!
Workshops include Natural Nurturing Sleep and Behaviour Clinic, Positive Parents Kids Coaching, Maria Robinson, author of ‘From Birth to One, the year of opportunity’ and International Association of Infant Massage among others..
Date: Sunday 26th March
Time: 10.00 - 17.00
Venue: Thurrock Civic Hall, Blackshots Lane, Grays, Essex RM16 2JU
Entry: free admission!
EVENTS - International Women's Day 2006: Inspiring Potential (Wed 8 March)
International Women's Day (IWD) inspires women to achieve their full potential. Celebrated globally from Alaska to Zambia, IWD has been recognized since 1908 to highlight women's equality worldwide. Use this site: www.internationalwomensday.com to locate IWD activity in your local area and to read about the progressive organisations supporting International Womens Day in 2006.
NEWS - 8 March 06 - Voices from around the world: Ten women reveal the differing challenges they face in their daily lives.
NEWS - 3 March 06 - Children will no longer be able to buy chocolate bars, crisps and sugary drinks from school vending machines under new plans to tackle the obesity crisis. Government advisers yesterday said schools should limit break-time snacks to nuts, fruit and yogurt drinks.
The School Food Trust, which was set up to give independent advice on childhood nutrition, said the changes would help improve health and classroom behaviour.
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