A feminist foreign policy

Shaista Aziz

Sweden is the first county in the world to champion a feminist foreign policy. The country has a population of 10 million people and is one of Europe’s biggest donors of foreign aid. It is also among the top five exporters of arms around the world. However, under the leadership of its foreign minister Margot…


Positive action in Labour

Nan Sloane

In 1992, the number of Labour women MPs hit a new high of 37. Some people were very happy. But some were also disgusted. The huge effort put in after 1987 had only resulted in a negligible increase from 21. There seemed no prospect of rapid improvement, and no guarantee that recent progress could be…


A new deal for gender

Jemima Olchawski

This essay was first published on January 21 2016.   There’s often scepticism about whether promises of localism made in opposition will be delivered once in power. This time, it turns out the Conservatives really meant it. Following the announcement of the Greater Manchester devolution deal we have seen local and regional government across the…


Flexibility in the workplace: friend or foe?

Dylan Thomas Centre, Somerset Place, Swansea SA1 1RR

Fabians Cymru fringe at Welsh Labour women's conference Fabians Cymru will be hosting a free lunchtime fringe event at this year's Welsh Labour Women's conference, discussing flexibility in the workplace (speakers TBC). This is a lunchtime session and will begin...