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Women in Architecture survey reveals widening gender pay gap

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All this concern and no action. In fact we are going backwords. The legislation is in place. We just need to enact it. There is no glass ceiling- it is solid concrete. It is difficult for women to acknowledge that they are being discriminated against and by the time they realise how badly they have been shafted - it is all too late. It is time that ARB and the RIBA took this matter seriously instead of whitewashing and making excuses. No practice should be chartered without demonstrating compliance with the law. An equal opportunities policy is not worth the paper it is written on without genuine care, concern and action. My direct requests to ARB to take action have fallen on deaf ears. Schools of architecture could also do a lot more to help students face this macho culture. When will the public sector wake up to the fact that our built environment is literally man-made at a time when there are a million more women than men in this country. It should be mandatory for every public sector contract to be awarded only to companies that can demonstrate that they comply with the laws of the land ie the Equalities Act. This skewed view of the world is rather like walking on one leg. Just imagine how much more efficient and fit for purpose our hospitals, homes and schools would be if only women were allowed to participate on an equal footing. Vienna has managed to improve its city through gender mainstreaming- so why not London?

Posted date

8 February, 2017

Posted time

12:59 pm

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