With women leading countries around the world, you may think that the work on women’s rights is done. Yet equality isn’t a reality for everyone: here in the UK, for every £1 a man earns a woman receives only 85p. Despite the Equal Pay Act 45 years ago, women still earn less than men in Britain today. The difference in pay between men and women remains the clearest and most dramatic example of inequality for women. Overall, women can expect to earn significantly less than men over their entire careers as a result of differences in caring responsibilities; clustering in low skilled and low paid work, the qualifications and skills women acquire; and outright discrimination.

Join chair, Lisa Dando (Director, BWC), to discuss the impact of poverty on Women’s lives with experts in the field: Fiona Mactaggart (Chair, The Fawcett Society), Diane Elson (Chair of a Gender Equal Economy), Rebecca McDonald (Joseph Rowntree Foundation), Vicky Pryce (economist) and Dani Ahrens (BUFCP).

Where: Brighton Museum Lab

When: 11am-12pm