Can Labour make economic equality for women one of its rallying cries.

The facts are clear, unemployment is falling and there is an emerging recovery in the British economy. But new research from Fawcett shows that for many women the route into work has simply meant moving into a different kind of poverty, with growth fuelled by a rise in temporary and insecure work often in feminised, low-wage sectors of the economy.

The increasing public focus on gender equality and all things feminist means that the women’s vote will be a very real battleground in the run up to the 2015 election – Labour should leap on this fantastic opportunity to make economic equality for women one of its key rallying cries argues Eva Neitzer, deputy chief executive of the Fawcett Society.

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