Unravelling Equality

In April 2011, in partnership with the Centre for Human Rights in Practice at the University of Warwick, we launched Unravelling Equality: A Human Rights and Equality Impact assessment of the Public Spending Cuts on Women in Coventry.

The report examines eight broad areas where public spending cuts are likely to have an impact on women. These areas are based on the priorities identified by individual women and women’s voluntary organisations with whom we consulted during the drafting of the report.

The report concludes that many of the spending cuts will have a disproportionate impact on women. Others will affect both women and men equally but will have a potentially damaging impact on certain groups of women (for example changes to benefits for disabled people which will affect both disabled women and disabled men). Taken together these cuts will lead to greater inequality between women and men in Coventry. For some women the combination of cuts may have a negative impact on their human rights.

The report covers:

Employment

Housing

Incomes and Poverty

Education and training

Violence Against Women

Health, Social Care and Other Support Services

Legal Advice Services

The full report and executive summary can be downloaded here

The press release for the report is available here

Details of the report launch are available here

Information about next steps can be found here

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