Date of release: Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Experts from the worlds of politics and academia will discuss how gender politics and equality can lead to a sustainable economy, at the University of Greenwich next month.

The free event takes place on International Women's Day, Wednesday 8 March. The day also marks the launch of a new book, Economics and Austerity in Europe: Gendered impacts and sustainable alternatives.

Professor Ozlem Onaran, Director of the Greenwich Political Economy Research Centre (GPERC), says: "Launching such an important book, edited by our own Dr Giovanni Cozzi together with Professor Susan Himmelweit and Hannah Bargawi, seems a fitting way to mark International Women's Day. It is also the day when Philip Hammond, Chancellor of the Exchequer, will publish his next budget.

"We are very happy to organise this panel together with the Women's Budget Group, whose analysis of the impact of the budget on distribution and women is widely used."

The talk, Gender Equality for a Sustainable Economy, will feature: Professor Diane Elson (University of Essex), Heather Wakefield (Unison, Head of Local Government), Professor Ozlem Onaran (University of Greenwich), Dr Hannah Bargawi (SOAS University of London), Dr Giovanni Cozzi (University of Greenwich), Dr Jerome de Henau (Open University).

The event is co-organised by GPERC, part of Greenwich's Business School, Women's Budget Group and the Foundation for European Progressive Studies. It will take place at the Greenwich Campus, Queen Anne Court room QA065, from 5pm until 7pm.

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