Public spending cuts are set to widen the gender pay gap and risking increasing other inequalities, according to a study by the University of Warwick, published both by University of Warwick's Centre for Human Rights in Practice and Coventry Women's voices.
The cuts to adult social care, legal aid, benefits and public sector pay freezes will have more effect on women than men.
The report concluded that cuts will hit women hardest and will have a negative impact on their human rights and life will be harder for women. Mary-Ann Stephenson, an author for the report says
"Taken together, the effect will be devastating, particularly on the most vulnerable...Women who have been raped or abused may find it harder to get justice or the support they need and some women and their children, particularly lone parents, may be pushed into poverty".