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Women in the World Today

Women in the World Today

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Published by Piotr Wójcicki

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Published by: Piotr Wójcicki on Aug 24, 2009
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Women in the World Today
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Executive summary
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Women in the workplace5Women in their communities5Vulnerable women5Women and ethnicity6The role of women in international development6
Women in the workplace7
The pay gap7
 Evidence of the pay gap
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Why is the pay gap worth addressing?
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What are the causes of the pay gap?
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 Best practice in Britain
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The international context 
11The historical legal context12Labours record13Conservative proposals14The work-life balance17
 Flexible working 
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 Part-time working 
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 Homeworking 
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The availability of flexible working 
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 Best practice in Britain
20Womens pensions21
Women in their communities
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Family responsibilities23
 A lack of choice for parents
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 A lack of choice in childcare
23Women as carers26
Vulnerable women
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Women and body image28Homeless women30
The problem of temporary accommodation
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Women leaving prison
31Female prisoners33Domestic violence35Rape37
Conviction rates
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Support for rape victims
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Conservative proposals
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Women and ethnicity
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Forced marriage48Polygamy51Enforced segregation52Female genital mutilation54Honour violence and killing55
The role of women in internationaldevelopment
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Poverty amongst the worlds women58Women and post-conflict reconstruction, aid and trade59Women and education in the developing world61Annex: WPG Regional Seminars 2006 & 200762
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