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The pandemic, women, and Building Back Better
The Women’s Policy Group NI has relaunched its Covid-19 Feminist Recovery Plan. Scope looks at why this is important.
The pandemic made us £900 billion better off - but it's not all good news
Most of us have ended up wealthier as the result of the pandemic, according to research published this week.
Covid-19 and women: a shrinking job market and a growing risk of violence at home
For women, economic prospects and domestic abuse are interlinked. The pandemic is putting pressure on both.
Bringing wellbeing to Northern Ireland
New research from the Carnegie Trust has laid out a path for Northern Ireland to become a place that puts the genuine needs and wants of its people first.
Covid-19 has highlighted NI’s lack of support for childcare
The pandemic has shown once more how important childcare is to many families in Northern Ireland – and why proper help from Stormont is essential.
Reductive politics is on collision course with reality
It wasn’t just election week, it was Brexit election week. Or was it? And what about the Stormont talks? Voters are more subtle than politicians and we stand at a policy crossroads. Without fixes there could be enormous public anger.
Employment highs are obscuring a great malaise
The latest job market updates look great. Take a peek behind the figures, however, and the story is different.
How is NI performing? (part three)
Our third and final article looking at how our public sector is doing, by its own measure.
How is NI performing? (Part two)
The second in our trio of articles taking an accessible look at how our public sector is doing, by its own measure.
How is Northern Ireland performing? (part one)
The Executive Office recently published its year-end report looking at progress against outcomes in the draft Programme for Government. Scope takes a look at the bottom line.
‘Traditional’ men’s work is not just for boys
North Belfast charity Women’stec is tearing down barriers that have kept women from careers like joinery, plumbing and surveying. Scope speaks with CEO Lynn Carvill.
East Belfast community work is ready to blossom
A multi-partner project aiming to build capacity and leadership among community groups appears to be that rare thing – an unqualified success.
Employers for Childcare publishes annual childcare report
The need to restructure childcare in Northern Ireland has long been ignored. But the campaign for change is building momentum.
What can’t we afford? How economic inequality is about more than paying bills
If wealth, rather than ability, drives educational achievement, we have to think hard about how we structure society to compensate for this.