Gender Equality

Creating Connected Communities Through Craft

Kanak Hirani Nautiyal | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK Style
Kanak Hirani Nautiyal

f our gender might have ever worked against us in other circumstances, this time it went in our favour. Most of the artisans that we work with to create our handmade products are women -- of all ages and skill levels.

Why We're Not Equal- A Controversial Look At Gender Inequality

Deb Bunn | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK Parents
Deb Bunn

It's now 3am and she's awake again. It must be her teeth. I read somewhere that the pain can be worse at night. But baby M doesn't want Calpol. It takes me 45 minutes to coax it into her and 15 minutes later she's back in her cot and I'm crawling into bed. Mr MBAW is snoring.

Body Shaming Vs Censorship: The Problem With Protein World's Khloe Kardashian Advert

Anna Tippett | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Tippett

However, should we as a society be concerned about the implications of this? Do such adverts really contribute to a culture of body shaming which places unrealistic expectations on young women and girls? And, if such adverts are to be removed or censored, where do we draw the line?

What Can Men Do For Gender Equality?

Dr Carole Easton | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Carole Easton

But we all can do something about this and men can do something too. Men can refuse to speak on panels where there are no women. This would at least be a start. It may seem like a small thing but it would mean that greater efforts would be made to ensure that women are given a loud voice and can encourage other women to join them.

Why The UN's Global Goal On Gender Equality Matters In The UK

Katharine Sacks Jones | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK
Katharine Sacks Jones

If we get this right, it is women at the sharpest end who most stand to benefit. But of course gender inequality benefits us all. We are all stronger when we are more equal. And equality has to mean leaving no one behind.

Who Run The World? Lessons In Girl Power From History's Greatest Queens

Philip Ellis | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Philip Ellis

So, what exactly did it take to get ahead in the notoriously patriarchal courts of the 16th and 19th Centuries? Do the reigns of Elizabeth and Victoria hold any lessons for modern women? And is it really possible to "have it all?"

'Working Mums': Why The Term Is Meaningless

Nicola Wiggins | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK Parents
Nicola Wiggins

I've been back at work for two weeks and already I can feel the old syndrome is kicking in: destroying my posture by slouching forward onto my desk, resisting the need for caffeine, every hour, on the hour, feeling the urgency in every single task.

Gender Free Clothing: A Lifestyle, Not Just A Fashion Statement

Lisa Honan | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK Style
Lisa Honan

banner Gucci, GUESS, Zara - what do they all have in common? They all recently launched their own gender-neutral clothing brands. But it isn't just a mere fashion statement - gender-free clothing works in harmony with our own individual lifestyles. As the CEO of GFW Clothing, making sure things are inclusive for everyone is at the very core of my work, values and ethics.

Still A Long Way To Go For Women In Sport

Jaimie Fuller | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Sport
Jaimie Fuller

One of the big issues we'll be focusing on in sport this year is around issues of equity and women's sport. It may be something that's been around for a while but we still have a way to go to get it right.

Activism, No Longer A Dirty Word

William Crona | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
William Crona

The term 'activist' should really be stripped of its obnoxious (and in many cases unfair) connotations and begin to be understood exactly as what it really means: acting resolutely in accordance with ones most dearly held principles. The crowds that have been marching in unity throughout the world show that this process is already under way and I urge every one of us to raise their banner alongside them in solidarity.

A Woman's Ability To Get Help Should Not Depend On Where She Lives

Katharine Sacks Jones | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK
Katharine Sacks Jones

Specialist women's centres are a vital resource for women often when they are at their most vulnerable and most in need of support. It is possible to realise lasting positive change for the thousands of women experiencing multiple disadvantage. But that can only happen if the existing organisations, those already providing holistic women-centred services, are able to survive.

Why Children Today Are Lucky To Be Able To Voice Their Gender Dysphoria

Declan Henry | Posted 26.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Declan Henry

There has been quite a debate in the media recently about young children with gender identity issues. Many consider this an ethical matter, (children ...

Moana Would've Joined The Women's Marches

Susie Weaver | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Entertainment
Susie Weaver

Moana is one of the many great kids' movies that have been released in recent months - a film about an adventurous young girl who sets out on a daring mission to save her people. As is customary these days, the animation is incredible, the script is sharp and funny and there are strong moral messages. But the main thing I came away with is that girl power is alive and well.

One In Six Women MPs Regret Standing For Parliament After Horrific Abuse

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK

More than half of women MPs have received a physical threat from a member of the public, a new survey has revealed. And nine out of 10 women MPs said ...

8 Things You Can Do For Women's Rights In 2017

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

This weekend, hundreds of thousands of people attended Women’s Marches across the globe in what was a phenomenal stand against inequality and social...

Trump Vowed To Make America Great Again. But Women Want You To Remember They Never Stopped Being Great

Anna Foster | Posted 23.01.2017 | UK Politics
Anna Foster

The Women's March wasn't - in the end - all about one man. It was about mothers, sisters, daughters - and yes - husbands, brothers and sons too, whole families turning out to prove that they care about the future, and they want it to be the best it can be.

This Women's March Sign Is The *Perfect* Response To All That 'Snowflake' Criticism

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 21.01.2017 | UK

Millions of people are expected to attend marches across the world to support womens’ rights - in a show of force on the first full day of Donald Tr...

Generation Z Will Save Us And Trump Intolerance

Sinead Bunting | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK
Sinead Bunting

I rarely go to the cinema but over the Christmas break my cousin invited me to go and see a movie which happened to be Star Wars Rogue One. I hadn't ...

As A Woman Of Colour, This Is What Women's March London Means To Me

Poorna Bell | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Poorna Bell

It's about honouring my mother and the struggles she went through to give us a better life. And it's about representing my female Asian community because, as silly as it sounds, you won't know you can do something until you see someone like you doing it. It's so when my niece grows up, she won't hesitate to lace her boots up and march because she's already seen me do it.

Women Are Marching On Saturday To Reject The Rhetoric Of Hate

Sophie Walker | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK Politics
Sophie Walker

Sophie Walker is the leader of the Women's Equality Party. Here she vlogs for The Huffington Post UK on Saturday's Women's March London, what women will be marching for, and why you should join them.

Why Do Women Hold Each Other Back?

Fran Brosan | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Fran Brosan

Am I working hard enough at encouraging the many talented women below me to succeed in the very top jobs? The truth is not. It's partly because I am reluctant to bang the feminist drum in a company which is incredibly egalitarian. Somehow focusing on women seems unfair on the talented young men we have in the company.

Emergency Contraception: What's The Big Deal?

Alex Thompson-Armstrong | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Alex Thompson-Armstrong

As a society, we have always learnt to accept trade-offs when it comes to equality - not necessarily by our own doing but by never challenging the status quo, passed down through generations. Women's equality is perhaps the greatest example of this in the UK, but it's something we are beginning to finally challenge.

It's A Man's, Man's, Man's World - So Get Up And Change It On 21 January

Dr Wanda Wyporska | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK
Dr Wanda Wyporska

Why is The Equality Trust supporting the Women's March on London? Well that's a no-brainer if you know your economics. We may have a female prime minister, but we still have a gender pay gap. Many women's refuges are being lost and young women and girls are suffering sexism in school corridors. None of this is conducive to equality or being economically brutal, female productivity.

Why La La Land Is A Film That Hollywood Golden Age Actresses Would Be Proud Of

Katie Gatens | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Entertainment
Katie Gatens

By rewriting the Hollywood musical, Chazelle has given us an alternative ending - one that does justice to the female character, and feels a lot less like 'La La Land' and a lot more like real life. Not sewn into a leather catsuit. Not half-naked. Not airbrushed. It's a 2016 musical that 1950s leading ladies would be proud of.

A Political First: The Remarkable Women's Equality Party Conference

Leah Jewett | Posted 10.01.2017 | UK Politics
Leah Jewett

This chance to gather together, debate and celebrate is an assured first step only 18 months after the Women's Equality Party - having ignited recognition in so many people eager for change - became a revolutionary reality. We shoulder our bags, my daughter and I. We're heading home.