New publication by University of Manchester addresses gender inequality

  • Publication about gender equality across Manchester 
  • Input from different academics on various topics across gender

The University of Manchester has released a new publication with input from academics in the hope of tackling gender inequality in the city.

The publication called On Gender aims to what we need to know about tackling inequality through policy changes.

It summarises the ‘gender agenda’ that needs attention and includes different topics such as age, disability, race and sexual violence.

Professor of public policy, Francesca Gains, said: “I would like to see all the male candidates as the mayoral elections come up to commit to having a gender balanced cabin.

“If the policy makers want to achieve their goal of Greater Manchester being a better place to grow up, get on and grow old it is important to have a diversity of politicians around the table.

“They need to reach out to communities of interest when looking for information about new policy development.”

On Gender is based on an academic paper Professor Francesca Gains brought together for the Greater Manchester Women’s Voices Task and Finish Group in June.

The article discusses national and regional policy and contains information that can be used to inspire policy in Manchester and other city regions.

Contributors include professor of education, Ruth Lupton, director of the Work and Equalities Institute, Professor Jill Rubery, the university’s vice-president for research, Colette Fagan, and Professor Debora Price.