Saturday 8 November 2014, 9.15am-4.15pm
King’s College London
2014 marks the 40th anniversary of the Working Women’s Charter – a landmark list of ten demands aiming to create a more equal world for women. The Charter linked trade unionism to feminism and other kinds of activism. It connected women’s social, economic, and sexual rights in new and powerful ways.
Forty years on, many of these rights have been won but deep inequalities persist around pay, opportunities, pensions, caring responsibilities and much more. What should a Working Women’s Charter for the 21st century include? What should women demand of political parties in the 2015 election?
This one day event will celebrate the 1974 Working Women’s Charter, explore the many challenges that women in Britain still face, and spark ideas about how these might be overcome.
Fran Abrams, a presenter of BBC Radio 4’s File on 4 and author of Below the Breadline: Living on the Minimum Wage
Sally Alexander, Professor of Modern History, Goldsmiths, University of London
Sundari Anitha, Senior Lecturer in Criminology, University of Lincoln
Farmida Bi, Partner at multinational law firm, Norton Rose Fulbright
Zamila Bunglawala, policy strategist and author of the first UK report on British Muslim women and the labour market
Pamela Cox, Professor, History and Sociology, University of Essex; presenter of two BBC series, Shopgirls and Servants
Lucy Delap, Reader in Twentieth Century British History, King’s College London and H&P Director
John Edmonds, former General Secretary of the GMB and chair of H&P’s Trade Union Forum
Josie McLellan, Reader in Modern European History, University of Bristol
Daisy Sands, Head of Policy & Campaigns, Fawcett Society
Sarah Veale, Head of Equality and Employment Rights, TUC
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