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    Research Briefing

    Women and the economy

    This paper provides statistics and analysis on women’s participation in the labour market and in business across the UK. It tracks trends by employment type, industry, occupation, region and country, ethnic group and disability status, as well as the gender pay gap and women leading businesses.

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    Research Briefing

    Women in Politics and Public Life

    This briefing includes latest figures on the proportion of women in Parliament and elected bodies across the UK and throughout the world, as well as information on women in UK public life.

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    Research Briefing

    FIFA men’s football world cup Qatar 2022: FAQs

    Qatar is hosting the 2022 men's football world cup. The paper answers FAQs on the tournament, including rights for workers and LGBT+ people and advice for fans.

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    Debate Pack

    International Women’s Day 2022

    A Backbench Business Committee debate on International Women's Day is scheduled for Thursday 10 March 2022 in the House of Commons chamber. The debate will be led by Mrs Maria Miller MP.

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    Debate Pack

    Support for women leaving prison

    A Westminster Hall debate on ‘support for women leaving prison’ has been scheduled for 9 March 2021, from 2.30pm. The debate will be led by Carolyn Harris MP.

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    Research Briefing

    The gender pay gap

    This briefing paper provides statistics on the size of the gender pay gap in the UK and how it varies by factors such as age, occupation and location.

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