For IWD 2021 Monday 8 March we’ve been highlighting problems that are linked mainly to women but need everyone’s help to solve. The IWD people recognise how important it is that men are involved. Their message is: Raise your hand high to show that you commit to choose to challenge and call out inequality. More
Refuge, the charity that acts against domestic violence, has linked with GQ magazine. They want the mainly male readers to be more aware of the problem. Lisa King from Refuge says: Men have a vital role to play in ending violence against women. We are hopeful that, together, we can ensure women can live free from fear and abuse. More
Sadly it’s now clear that coronavirus and lockdown have made things worse. At home, women have taken more responsibility for children and caring. Many more women than men have lost jobs or hours. Frontline care has exposed many more women to the virus because so many more work there.
Writing in the Financial Times Sanda Ojiambo, CEO UN Global Compact, says gender equality is “everybody’s business”. To build back better We must try to create a world in which the the worth of men and women counts equally. (Panel)
Citizens Advice exists to help people with problems find a way forward and decision-makers to improve policies that cause problems. Whatever the aspect of gender equality, we suggest less pigeonholing as a ‘women’s issue’ and more reframing as a problem for the whole of society.