Attention deficit

UK seems to downgrade women’s official

In the UK, the role of the adviser on women's issues has been expanded—that is, to cover other duties. Laura Trott, who has acted as the adviser on women's issues to Prime Minister David Cameron since last February, will now be expected to also cover education and childcare. Critics are furious, claiming the move denotes negligence of women in the PM's administration. "What this says to me is that women's issues and women's equality are obviously not deemed important enough to merit the full attention of one official at Downing Street," said Vivienne Hays, chief executive of the Women's Resource Center, a nonprofit for women's issues.

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July 9, 2013 12:19 PM