UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights (2018)
The UN Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights reports on UN member states’ ‘initiatives taken to promote and protect the rights of those living in extreme poverty’. The ECP’s submission to the Rapporteur points to the way austerity cuts have targeted women, with special note of single mothers, women who are carers, and EU migrant women. It criticises the increased criminalisation of sex work and the ways in which the police abuse their powers. The Rapporteur’s scathing report and statement condemned the UK Government’s “‘punitive, mean-spirited, and often callous“ austerity policies which could have been designed by a “group of misogynists” in the way austerity affected women.