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Budget cuts send women back to the kitchen

Women are hit harder by the cuts Photo Åsa Secher

While the UK coalition government is carrying out cuts to public services spending not seen since World War II, they argue it is as fair as it can be. Economists, and women’s rights organizations disagree, saying the cuts will hit women harder than men and risk a rolling back on women’s equality.

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Eve Featherstone Photo Åsa Secher

Fighting for fairness

Eve Featherstone is 55 years old. Since the end of April she is unemployed, after working at a local council for 25 years. Eve is one of many thousands of women who have lost their jobs in the public sector due to the budget cuts.

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