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Unravelling Equality? A Human Rights and Equality Impact Assessment of the Public Spending Cuts on Women in Coventry.

A Joint Report of the Centre for Human Rights in Practice, University of Warwick and Coventry Women's Voices.

The report examines eight broad areas where spending cuts are likely to have an impact on women. These areas are based on the priorities identified by individual women and women's voluntary organisations with whom we consulted during the drafting of the report.

The report concludes that many of the spending cuts will have a disproportionate impact on women. Others will affect both women and men equally but will have a potentially damaging impact on certain groups of women (for example changes to benefits for disabled people which will affect both disabled women and disabled men). Taken together these cuts will lead to greater inequality between women and men in Coventry. For some women the combination of cuts may have a negative impact on their human rights.

Executive Summary

This is a summary of the key findings of the human rights and equality impact assessment (HREIA) carried out by the Centre for Human Rights in Practice at the University of Warwick (CHRIP) and Coventry Women's Voices (CWV). It analyses the public spending cuts that are currently underway and their potential human rights and equality impacts on women in Coventry.

 

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