Confronting Gender Inequality in Uncertain Times
Co-hosted by the Gender Institute and LSE Law
Speakers: Dr Hannah Hamad, Maria Miller (MP), Professor Diane Perrons and Justine Thornton (QC)
Chair: Professor Tony Travers
Wed 11 Jan, Old Theatre, 6.30-8pm, followed by a Reception
Since the publication of the LSE Gender Institute’s Commission on Gender, Inequality and Power in the Autumn of 2015, we have seen a range of policy initiatives in the economic, political, legal and media realms. But the climate in which policy is being formulated and implemented has also been transformed – in already obvious but also less calculable ways – by the outcome of last summer’s referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU and the formation of a new government.
In this event, a distinguished panel of speakers drawn from each of the spheres tackled by the Commission will assess the likely impact of developments since our report. What is the outlook for the Commission’s proposals and for gender equality in a post-Brexit world in which the prospects of increased public spending are uncertain; resort to the European Court of Justice is in question; and social cleavages have been thrown into sharp relief?
More information about the work of the Commission can be found here.