Started by poiuyt, Nov 25, 2008, 12:40 AM
Domestic violence costs the British economy £5.8bn a year and significantly depresses women's ability to contribute to economic growth, the attorney general told French ministers and former victims in Paris yesterday. Speaking ahead of International End Violence Against Women Day, which takes place today, Baroness Scotland said the cost to business alone - through absence, loss of productivity and rapid turnover of employees - is estimated at £2.7bn. The cost to the public sector, in terms of medical and social services, was a further £3.1bn.She was speaking at the invitation of Rachida Dati, France's justice minister. The French minister said efforts to protect vulnerable women and make concrete change was one of France's priorities throughout its presidency of the EU. "Baroness Scotland and I share a determination to campaign for the rights of women and those affected by violence," Dati said.Scotland's appearance at the French Ministry of Justice comes as the government today introduces a law to tackle forced marriage, seen as one of the significant causes of violence against women. The law creates new powers for government and the courts to protect victims, although it "had not criminalised forced marriage", the attorney general said.
But the commission found the pay gap had its roots in schools, with girls more likely to choose badly paid careers such as the caring professions over lucrative sectors such as science and engineering. Prosser said pupils interviewed by the commission were being badly advised.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2006/feb/26/money.politicsThe Women at Work Commission will warn that, more than 30 years after pay discrimination was supposedly outlawed, there are still too few women in the boardroom and too many stuck in lowly jobs who are capable of much more - a syndrome that costs the economy £23 billion a year in wasted talent.
In the last link on the pay gap I found the following quote:QuoteBut the commission found the pay gap had its roots in schools, with girls more likely to choose badly paid careers such as the caring professions over lucrative sectors such as science and engineering. Prosser said pupils interviewed by the commission were being badly advised.So in some ways they got it right. The finally realized that the pay gap resulted from the choices of women. But since women cannot be held accountable for their choices and behaviors they now blame the schools (men!) for having given them bad advice! Is there no end to misandry and womanitarianism? Unbelievable.
Domestic violence costs the British economy £5.8bn a year and significantly depresses women's ability ....