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Gender quotas needed as “equality won't happen on its own”

The most recent Fawcett Society Sex and Power Index has shown that men still overwhelmingly dominate powerful job positions in every sector of society.

The data has led the Chief Executive of the society to call for gender quotas to improve equality.

The study found that women make up only six per cent of FTSE 100 chief executives, 16.7% of supreme court justices, 17.6% of national newspaper editors, 26% of cabinet ministers and 32% of MPs.

Sam Smethers, Chief Executive of the Fawcett Society, called for gender quotas to equalise this imbalance.

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April 25, 2018

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