Public Policy

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How outsourcing housework has been proven to create more gender equality at home

A few years ago, I saw Miriam González Durántez, a successful international trade lawyer, speak at a Stylist event in London. During the Q&A someone asked her how she managed the challenges of having a career, children, and supporting her partner at the same time. Her partner was the Deputy Prime Minister and leader of the Liberal Democrats. In her answer about how she managed to “have it all”, she… Read More »How outsourcing housework has been proven to create more gender equality at home

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A Storm Is Coming, And It’s Going To Set Gender Equality Back 40 years

In many households coronavirus lockdown has revealed cracks. Whose job gets prioritised when someone needs to take care of children? If there’s a meltdown while you’re both on conference calls, who steps out to deal with it? Your kid needs help with a school task, who gets interrupted first? Who ignores the overflowing laundry basket and dishes in the sink because they “just want to relax”? One or both of… Read More »A Storm Is Coming, And It’s Going To Set Gender Equality Back 40 years

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Want Some Good News About Domestic Violence? Here’s One Person Making a Difference

Domestic violence is not a heart warming issue to read about. But this post attempts find some “good news” at a time when we could all use something to smile about. There has been a 25% increase in domestic violence related calls due to lockdowns for coronavirus. Refuge, the UK’s largest domestic abuse charity, reported a 700% spike in calls to its helpline in a single day. So now is… Read More »Want Some Good News About Domestic Violence? Here’s One Person Making a Difference