A new report from the women’s organisation Rosa has shown how the 2008 recession and subsequent austerity measures have disproportionately impacted the women’s sector.
The report Stepping Up, for which I did the page make-up, says that reduced funding means vulnerable women around the country have no access to much needed support services.
Resources have been affected by the widespread idea that gender inequality no longer exists and that women stand in a stronger social and economic position than they actually do. This means fundraising to support women has become a difficult “ask”.
Rosa’s ambassador is the great Sandi Toksvig. She says: “Women’s organisations working for equality in the UK were underfunded before the recession and they are being hit even harder now. We need to help girls and young women in this country to reach their potential and we need funds to make that happen.”