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WOW - Women of the World

Global movement of festivals celebrating women and girls, and looking at obstacles they face. London in March, global all year round. Founded by @JudeKelly_

Joined on 4 December, 2012

http://www.thewowfoundation.com

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This week we’ve been putting the finishing touches together for a very exciting announcement.

Sign up to our newsletter and keep an eye on your inbox next week to find out what’s in store: #WOWUK

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“Pregnant women should prepare food, clothes and daily necessities for their husbands and family before going to the hospital to give birth.”

The government of Seoul City has published a manual for women that contained sexist tips and gender stereotypes.

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We’ll be announcing some very exciting news next week.

Stay tuned and sign up to our newsletter to find out more. #WOWUK

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Last week, a report warned that gender equality across the theatre industry is of rising concern and likely to grow in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic if it is not urgently addressed.

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Keep your eyes peeled as we’ll be announcing something very exciting next week…

Sign up to our newsletter to be the first to find out. #WOWUK

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Replying to @WACL1: 10/ And finally: let’s see more organisations commit to becoming #FlexibleFirst, a win:win for employers and employees alike, re…

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Replying to @WACL1: 9/ Join our call for:

@DWP to make furlough for working mums a right during lockdown, not an ignored request

Employers not to…

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Replying to @WACL1: 8/ What’s more, we know “16.4 billion hours are spent on women's unpaid care work every day, the equivalent of 2 billion people…

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Replying to @WACL1: 7/ This isn’t ‘just’ about working mothers and furlough, it’s about mental health and the long term damage to gender equality. I…

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Replying to @WACL1: 6/ @mother_pukka puts it best: “This unpaid labour is mainly strapped to female shoulders because - for all the International Wo…

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Replying to @WACL1: 5/ “Whilst @The_TUC marketed the survey to all parents, just 7% of respondents (2,660) were men – suggesting the issue is heavil…

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Replying to @WACL1: 4/ Awareness is shockingly low: 2/5 of mums simply aren't aware they can ask to be furloughed (source: @The_TUC survey amongst 5…

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Replying to @WACL1: 3/ Lest we forget, flexible furlough is available for caring roles and can be granted on a part-time basis, so parents can choos…

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Replying to @WACL1: 2/ This, despite the fact that those "caring for children who are at home as a result of school and childcare facilities closing…

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Replying to @WACL1: The UK furlough fiasco for working mothers during this lockdown only gets worse. Low awareness is a factor, so here goes. A thre…

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Quoted @perhappened

hello—we'd love to see more LOVERS submissions from LGBTQ+ writers, especially BIPOC QT+ writers! we take poetry and prose of all genres. more guidelines / info can be found here: . we're looking for narratives beyond the prevailing white, cishet framework.

Get involved!

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We’re so pleased that @walkwithamal will go ahead later this year. For more information on this amazing project and the biggest public art event of the year, click here

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Replying to @TheGlobalCount: Today, some will march. All will mobilise.

✨Be counted in @theglobalcount, and together we will set the foundation to…

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10/ And finally: let’s see more organisations commit to becoming #FlexibleFirst, a win:win for employers and employees alike, regardless of gender.

Find out more about how and why here:

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9/ Join our call for:

@DWP to make furlough for working mums a right during lockdown, not an ignored request

Employers not to wait: empower managers to say yes, not no

Companies & boards to make male #flexibleworking role models a cultural norm, lifting burden on working mums

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8/ What’s more, we know “16.4 billion hours are spent on women's unpaid care work every day, the equivalent of 2 billion people working 8 hrs per day w/o pay. The actual value of this work counts to 9% of global GDP, equivalent to USD 11trillion” ~ @UN_Women Whose Time To Care?

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7/ This isn’t ‘just’ about working mothers and furlough, it’s about mental health and the long term damage to gender equality. If you are sitting on the fence as an employer about this, it’s time to get off (graphic source: @guardian)

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6/ @mother_pukka puts it best: “This unpaid labour is mainly strapped to female shoulders because - for all the International Women’s Days Sellotaped together - that’s the current working world we live in. The system needs to step up for parents before we step back to the 1950s”

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5/ “Whilst @The_TUC marketed the survey to all parents, just 7% of respondents (2,660) were men – suggesting the issue is heavily gendered” (@TheGuardian)

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4/ Awareness is shockingly low: 2/5 of mums simply aren't aware they can ask to be furloughed (source: @The_TUC survey amongst 50,000 working parents), so let’s shout the house down now to change that. This issue hits women in low income roles and single parents hardest.

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3/ Lest we forget, flexible furlough is available for caring roles and can be granted on a part-time basis, so parents can choose to share caring responsibilities, if supported by their employers. Employers MUST step up: 78% of working mums not offered furlough during pandemic.

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2/ This, despite the fact that those "caring for children who are at home as a result of school and childcare facilities closing" have been eligible to be furloughed through the UK job retention scheme since Apr 2020.

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The UK furlough fiasco for working mothers during this lockdown only gets worse. Low awareness is a factor, so here goes. A thread:

1/ 71% of working mums requesting furlough have been turned down by their employer during this latest lockdown ~@The_TUC

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Today, some will march. All will mobilise.

✨Be counted in @theglobalcount, and together we will set the foundation to build collective power with women and gender-diverse people globally:

Narration by @MunroeBergdorf, Model, Activist & Writer #WeCount

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Fancy joining the WOW team? Apply now to be Project Manager of our new project with @BBCCiN exploring activism & gender equality with girls aged 8-16 (runs from mid-Feb to Oct). More info on how to apply here #artsjobs #culturejobs Please spread the word!

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