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Layers of Inequality—a Human Rights and Equality Impact Assessment of the Public Spending Cuts on Black Asian and Minority Ethnic Women in Coventry

Layers of Inequality—a Human Rights and Equality Impact Assessment of the Public Spending Cuts on... open space 109 layers of inequality—a human rights and equality impact assessment of the public spending cuts on black asian and minority ethnic women in Coventry Kalwinder Sandhu and Mary-Ann Stephenson introduction From the moment they were announced in the 2010 Emergency Budget, the public spending cuts introduced by the Coalition Government were recognised as a major threat to equality, with a series of commentators (Annesley and Himmelweit, 2010; Conley et al., 2011; Stephenson and Harrison, 2011, 2012; Bennett and Sung, 2013) detailing the disproportionate impact that the cuts have had or are likely to have on women in particular. Less widely reported has been the impact that these cuts are having and are likely to have on Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) women. This article draws on the findings of an Equality and Human Rights Impact Assessment of the effect of the spending cuts on BAME women in Coventry 1 We used the term BAME as this was the (Sandhu et al., 2013). Impact Assessment methodologies have been widely preferred term used by organisations and used to assess the human, social, equality and environmental impact of agencies working projects in many parts of the world (Harrison and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Feminist Review SAGE

Layers of Inequality—a Human Rights and Equality Impact Assessment of the Public Spending Cuts on Black Asian and Minority Ethnic Women in Coventry

Feminist Review , Volume 109 (1): 11 – Feb 1, 2015

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SAGE
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© 2015 Feminist Review
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0141-7789
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1466-4380
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10.1057/fr.2014.41
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open space 109 layers of inequality—a human rights and equality impact assessment of the public spending cuts on black asian and minority ethnic women in Coventry Kalwinder Sandhu and Mary-Ann Stephenson introduction From the moment they were announced in the 2010 Emergency Budget, the public spending cuts introduced by the Coalition Government were recognised as a major threat to equality, with a series of commentators (Annesley and Himmelweit, 2010; Conley et al., 2011; Stephenson and Harrison, 2011, 2012; Bennett and Sung, 2013) detailing the disproportionate impact that the cuts have had or are likely to have on women in particular. Less widely reported has been the impact that these cuts are having and are likely to have on Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) women. This article draws on the findings of an Equality and Human Rights Impact Assessment of the effect of the spending cuts on BAME women in Coventry 1 We used the term BAME as this was the (Sandhu et al., 2013). Impact Assessment methodologies have been widely preferred term used by organisations and used to assess the human, social, equality and environmental impact of agencies working projects in many parts of the world (Harrison and

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Feminist ReviewSAGE

Published: Feb 1, 2015

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