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Young Mothers Face Intolerable Discrimination in the Workplace

Joeli Brearley | Posted 17.05.2016 | UK Parents
Joeli Brearley

Improving attitudes towards pregnant women and mothers will require a cultural and societal shift. We need to start valuing care as much as we value professional achievements. Both are equally crucial to a well functioning society.

Are Football Clubs the Last Bastion of Discrimination?

Amanda Jones | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK Sport
Amanda Jones

It is not often that my two main interests in life collide. Now they have, but for all the wrong reasons. I'm an employment and discrimination lawyer, but I am also a lover of the beautiful game.

#WhenIWas Hashtag Gives Women Who Suffered Sexual Harassment A Voice

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

"In middle school, this random guy pushed me against a wall and tried to make out with me. I didn't know who he was." This is one of many disturbing a...

Zara Worker Accuses Store Of Discrimination After 'Unprofessional' Hair Complaint

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 12.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education

A worker at high street store Zara says she is considering resigning after managers took exception to her hairstyle. Cree Ballah, 20, was pulled aside...

David Cameron Is No Women's Champion - Even the United Nations Agrees

Rachel Clarke | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK Politics
Rachel Clarke

David Cameron may be happy for our children to grow up into a world where women still get paid less than a man, for doing exactly the same job as a man, but I am not. Nor, I have no doubt, are the vast majority of men and women in modern Britain. 60% of doctors in the NHS are women. With its regressive, discriminatory contract, the government seems hell-bent on driving us away.

Tackling the Exploitation of Deaf Women in Uganda

Rehema Namarome | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK
Rehema Namarome

Deaf women in Uganda were missing out on so much in life that I was inspired to set up the United Deaf Women's Organisation (UDEWO), in 2002. As executive director, I've been working to support and empower women ever since - I want to see a society where we are treated as equals. There were more than 126,000 deaf people in Uganda in 2002, and many of those are women.

Gender Segregation: LSE and Its Students' Union Are Breaking Equality Law - And Trying to Get Away With It

Chris Moos | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Chris Moos

Universities around the country are breaking the law, sacrificing gender equality in order to appease the demands of increasingly extreme and sexist religious student groups. Will it take homosexuals or the non-religious to disappear behind seven foot separation walls for universities to understand that as much as racial equality, gender equality is a basic human right?

Let's End Discrimination in All Its Forms

Baroness Floella Benjamin | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK Politics
Baroness Floella Benjamin

I have been dealing with the issue of diversity all my life and professionally for over forty years. That started when I asked a television producer why we couldn't have a more diverse portrayal of professional black characters, such as lawyers and accountants and he dismissively told me 'that is not realistic'!... The fact is that, all we need to make change, is to have empathy with others. Sadly this is something many find difficult.

Supreme Court to Decide on 'Residence Test' for Legal Aid

Oliver Carter | Posted 17.03.2016 | UK Politics
Oliver Carter

Next month, the Supreme Court will hear an appeal concerning the government's proposed residence test for civil legal aid, which would (subject to some exceptions) limit public funding in non-criminal cases to people who can prove they are lawfully resident in the UK and have been lawfully resident for a period of at least 12 months.

Mothers Are Our Primordial Leaders

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 15.03.2016 | UK Parents
Muhammad Abdul Bari

Women and men, mothers and fathers, will continue to be the grass-root leaders for every generation of newcomers on earth. A

Gender Bias Is Rife in Textbooks

Aaron Benavot | Posted 08.03.2016 | UK
Aaron Benavot

Congo Textbook 2006: Education Civique et Morale. Education pour la paix Today, on International Women's day, we are investigating the persistence of...

International Women's Day: How Can We Create Gender Equality by 2030?

Shahida Rahman | Posted 08.03.2016 | UK
Shahida Rahman

Today we will celebrate International Women's Day. The theme this year sets us a challenge as well as a deadline. Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up Fo...

Trouble in Paradise: Solomon Islands' traditions foster inequality

Veronique Mistiaen | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK
Veronique Mistiaen

Members of Solomon Islands YWCA march during International Women's Day in Honiara by DFAT/Credit:Jeremy Miller Solomon Islands, the string of parad...

Disabled Passengers At Manchester Airport in For A Drag

Martin Emery | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK
Martin Emery

Manchester Airport dealt a damning blow to more than 8000 people who signed a petition asking Manchester Airport to introduce special transfer hoists,...

An Open Letter to Nicky Morgan MP

Joeli Brearley | Posted 28.01.2016 | UK Parents
Joeli Brearley

Firstly, I do not believe that all employers behave like this out of malice, but out of ignorance. They panic, believing pregnancy could have a detrimental impact on their stability. Many are unaware of what the laws are.

The New US Visa Laws are Discriminatory and Pointless

Hannah Wolff | Posted 27.01.2016 | UK
Hannah Wolff

According to the new regulations this won't be possible anymore because I have visited Iran and Sudan last year. From now on, everyone who has dual citizenship or who has travelled to Iran, Sudan, Iraq and Syria will have to go through a gruelling visa procedure.

A Fire Hazard in Budapest

Simon Stevens | Posted 21.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Stevens

I have just come back from a nice if not cold break from Budapest, staying with a very close friend I had not seen for a few years. One night I asked ...

And These Children That You Spit On...

Jill Finch | Posted 13.01.2016 | UK Entertainment
Jill Finch

Yesterday morning I heard that David Bowie had died of cancer, aged 69. Yesterday afternoon I spent a grateful and contented hour walking and talking with my darling Dad. He is convalescing from an operation to remove a cancerous tumour, he is 69, thankfully he's going to be OK.

What Are Trigger Warnings?

Matt Streuli | Posted 05.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Matt Streuli

Should we campaign for the wider use of Trigger warnings as it would benefit everyone - not just those with a mental health problem? I hope that by openly discussing these points with you, we can together fight the stigma.

In Praise Of My Passport

Bhanu Bhatnagar | Posted 30.12.2015 | UK
Bhanu Bhatnagar

I ended up studying in the UK, paying the same as someone born and raised there. Yet before I set foot in London to study I had absolutely no connection to the UK. So what makes me, a Swedish citizen of Indian descent, any less of an 'overseas' student than an Indian citizen? Answer: my passport.

The Shocking Reality Of Being Trans In Britain In 11 Statistics

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 19.12.2015 | UK

This year has been a pivotal one for transgender people in this country, whether it's because of the Caitlyn Jenner's highly-publicised transition, th...

That Old Access Chestnut Again!

Mik Scarlet | Posted 16.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mik Scarlet

For anyone who has an impairment that impacts on their ability get around easily, the concept of access is so much more than just getting into a place. Sure a world with as many ramps as steps would be a dream, but we also need what I would consider obvious, provision like toilets we can easily get into and use without endangering our safety.

Government Has Listened to Papworth Trust Over Work Choice - Now They Must Go Further to Halve the Disability Employment Gap

Vicky McDermott | Posted 09.12.2015 | UK Politics
Vicky McDermott

Buried beneath the commotion of the tax credit u-turn and Chairman Mao's little red book that accompanied last months' comprehensive spending review, ...

Finding Out You're Disabled

Matt Streuli | Posted 07.12.2015 | UK
Matt Streuli

Whenever filling out job applications, you are asked "Do you consider yourself to have a disability?". I've always said no. It turns out I did not of realised what a disability is. Perhaps it is a stigma or just the more obvious public image but when I say disability, my mind immediately goes to the logo on the disabled parking bays or people with special educational needs...

Pregnant and Awesome: Working Mums Share Their Stories in Solidarity

Joeli Brearley | Posted 04.12.2015 | UK Parents
Joeli Brearley

The whole incident underscores an ongoing cultural challenge women face in a variety of ways during their child-bearing years. The notion that a woman changes from the point of pregnancy is inherent in our society.