We're sorry to announce that due to ill-health November's issue is suspended. At the moment it is next to impossible to use the computer. There may also be no issue in December, or a very limited one, but we hope to return at full strength in the new year. Apologies too for the lack of main features in September and October - delayed for the same reasons. Please stick with us, we will be back.
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This month's issue
While you are waiting, October's issue is full of fascinating articles. We are asking is child labour wrong? Girls in Bolivia's new child union don't think so (see Women/Work) and are demanding respect from society for their labour (and give us your view in our poll at the foot of the page). In Politics, Denmark has a new woman prime minister and you can read a statement on increasing women's political participation from UN women leaders, and research on peace and gender. In Family and society, there's a list of the best and worst countries for women and an article on the pros and cons of pirate husbands in Somalia. In Arts there's a comment on the furore over pop-star Rihanna's in-your-face raunch. And in Science and technology we celebrate Thai and Kenyan women's scientific achievements. In Health, there's a warning about injectable contraceptives and HIV infection, and a rise in breast cancer in UK Asian women. In Law, a US lawyer is protesting at the treatment of jailed women in childbirth. In the Mind, body and spirit post you can engage in debate over the Pill - or the lack of it - and its transformative effects on society. And, for a giggle, look at the men in pin-up poses in the And another thing section of this blog.
Our special feature this month will be a collection of links on Women in the Arab Spring. Look out for it coming soon!
We hope you will find this blog a useful resource and a provocative and productive place for debate. We look forward to your comments and feedback.
Anna Purna

Thursday, 15 September 2011


Domestic worker abuses
New Cambodian legislation on domestic workers recruited by agencies to work abroad fails to tackle all the worst abuses, leaving migrant workers open to forced labour and huge 'recruitment' debts:

£10,000 pay deficit
The Chartered Management Institute has found that UK female managers are now paid an average of over £10,500 less than men doing the same job, with the gap having widened by £500 over the last year.  Junior female managers, however (at graduate recruitment level) are on average paid £500 more than their male counterparts, while women's salaries are rising faster than men's. The CMI said that despite this it would take 98 years for women to reach pay parity with men.

Women leaving labour market
UK women are being priced out of work because of cuts to public sector jobs and child tax credits, and the soaring cost of childcare, according to left-wing think tank IPPR. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/women-forced-out-of-jobs-by-rising-cost-of-childcare-2333282.html .

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