Exclusive: 'Macho' culture in public affairs discriminates against women, survey finds

The public affairs sector discriminates against women, with unfair pay practices and weak maternity policies, while female staff members say they are poorly protected from sexual harassment in the workplace, according to a groundbreaking survey.

by Ian Griggs
Women say that the 'macho' culture in the public affairs sector is detrimental to their career prospects (pic credit: fizkes/Getty Images)
Women say that the 'macho' culture in the public affairs sector is detrimental to their career prospects (pic credit: fizkes/Getty Images)

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