Historic statue of Suffragist leader Millicent Fawcett unveiled

A statue of suffragist leader Millicent Fawcett has been unveiled in Parliament Square in a ceremony attended by the Prime Minister and the Mayor of London today. Following Caroline Criado Perez’s campaign, the Mayor of London commissioned Turner Prize-winning artist Gillian Wearing OBE to create the statue. It is funded through the Government’s £5 million Centenary Fund and is the first-ever monument of a woman, and the first created by a woman, to stand within the square.   Marking 100 years since some women won the right to vote, the…

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PR and Communications Census 2018: gender pay gap figures are “inexcusable”

The PRCA has launched the PR and Communications Census 2018, which revealed that the industry gender pay gap has risen by over 3% since the last report in 2016. The gender pay gap of the PR and communications industry is 21%, an increase of 3.2% since 2016. It is also 2.6% higher than the UK gender pay gap for all types of workplace. This is despite the fact that the industry is overwhelmingly female at 66%, a 2% increase since 2016. The pay disparity between male and female employees is £11,364,…

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