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Confronting Gender Inequality in Uncertain Times

A review of developments affecting gender inequality since the launch of the Gender, Inequality and Power Commission report in 2015

Co-hosted by the Gender Institute and LSE Law

Date: Wednesday 11 January 2017
Time: 6.30-8pm, followed by a Reception
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building*
Speakers:

  • Dr Hannah Hamad
  • Maria Miller, MP
  • Professor Diane Perrons
  • Justine Thornton, QC

Chair: Professor Tony Travers

This event is free and open to all - no tickets required.

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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.

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