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January Dinner meeting with Mary-Ann Stephenson

Mary-Ann Stephenson spoke about her work with the Women’s budget Group, aiming towards a gender equal future.  She spoke eloquently on how research has shown the adverse impact of various changes to the benefits system has had on lower income families, and single mums with disabled children in particular.   It was good to learn that the Women’s Budget Group are doing their best to lobby Government Departments about these issues.

Mary-Ann has worked for women’s equality and human rights for over twenty years as a campaigner, researcher and trainer. She was previously Director of the Fawcett Society and a Commissioner on the Women’s National Commission. She is a founder member of Coventry Women’s Voices and a board member at Coventry Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre. She has a PhD in Law from the University of Warwick.