Gender Equality

Report From October's NEC Equalities, Disputes And Organisational Committee Meetings

Alice Perry | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK Politics
Alice Perry

Improving diversity of political representation The Equalities Committee and Organisational Committee discussed various proposals to increase diversi...

Forget Bob Dylan - Why Did No Women Win Nobel Prizes This Year?

Cat Byers | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Tech
Cat Byers

Sexism in these areas needs to be addressed, and the Nobel Foundation has the power to improve this by treating women as equal players. But for now, the message to women is clear - the best man always wins.

5k For Equal Pay Day

Nick Cartwright | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK
Nick Cartwright

As the gender pay gap closes Equal Pay Day gets later and later in the year - I pledge to run my 5k every year in the week around Equal Pay Day until I've ran it on New Year's Eve!

My Female Body

Beth Payton | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Payton

I hope I don't alarm you, or take you by surprise, I hope to be clear in my message when I look you in the eye And tell you my body is my body, Yes you heard me correctly, My body is MY body

Pikin To Pikin Tok - The Power Of Participation For Unlocking Girls Potential

Gerison Lansdown | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK
Gerison Lansdown

Photo credit: Andrea Gordon The Global Education Monitoring Report 2016 identifies that education is a fundamental tool for empowering young girls a...

How The Gender Pay Gap Affects Women In These 6 Age Brackets

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 14.10.2016 | UK

The effect of the gender pay gap on women of different generations has been laid bare in a new report that finds those in their 50s are treated most u...

Do Women Make Better Parents Than Men?

John L. Adams | Posted 07.10.2016 | UK Parents
John L. Adams

In answer to the question, no women do not better parents than men. There are, of course, bad dads in the world and there are also bad mothers. I just don't think society gives men the opportunities to prove what great parents they can be. This is simply because the overwhelming responsibility for raising children almost always falls on women and this starts at birth.

I'm A Female Engineer, And I'm Sick Of Being Told I'm Doing A Man's Job

Zara Parkin | Posted 06.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Zara Parkin

I'm an apprentice welder and fabricator. I love my job, but I get negative comments from people when I tell them what I do and it needs to stop. Because I'm a female in a male-dominated environment, people say things to me like 'get back in the kitchen' or 'aren't you scared you might break a nail?'

The Gender Pay Gap Is Not A Myth - It's A Shameful Truth

Nick Cartwright | Posted 05.10.2016 | UK
Nick Cartwright

I do wonder what if there was no gender pay gap, would the expectation still fall on women to take breaks from their careers to care for children or older relatives? Giving up the lower salary is the sensible option but think of what a difference it would make if the lower salary wasn't usually the women's salary.

Mum Gives Her Daughter A Lesson In Gender Equality In The Best Way Possible

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 27.09.2016 | UK Parents

Liz Mayes was helping her seven-year-old daughter out with her English homework when she decided to make a little suggestion of her own. @EverydaySex...

Emma Watson's Latest Film Will Inspire You To Keep Fighting For Gender Equality

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 27.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Just days after launching a new #HeForShe initiative focusing on gender equality in universities, Emma Watson is back championing women’s rights. Th...

Sport And The Sustainable Development Goals: New Methods of Engagement

Angus Berry | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK Sport
Angus Berry

Published a year ago now, the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) offer the world a framework around which global development can rally. The new goals offered, for the first time, a truly north to south appreciation of the issues and challenges facing the world today.

9 Inspiring Quotes From #HeForShe

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Emma Watson has launched a new initiative in the #HeForShe campaign as part of a UN General Assembly this week, focusing on gender equality in univers...

SEAT Designed A Car For Women And The Internet Reacted Appropriately

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 19.09.2016 | UK Tech

Women, panic no more. No longer do you have to struggle driving that incredibly masculine vehicle you have parked on your driveway, as SEAT has design...

What The Rise Of Female Politicians Means For Our Future Generation Of Women

Adeline Ginn | Posted 15.09.2016 | UK Politics
Adeline Ginn

A more feminine world stage will be beneficial on all fronts; much like more female dominated business are often more successful - in fact, it has been proven that companies that have the top 20% of financial performance have a higher percentage of women in leadership roles. Perhaps it will be the boom that the UK needs in the post-Brexit economy.

Dressing Freely Is Important For Women, But It's Even More Vital To Respect Their Thoughts

Zishi Zhang | Posted 15.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Zishi Zhang

Nicola Thorp, a former employee who was dismissed because she wasn't wearing high heels , created a petition and successfully persuaded the Parliament to launch the High heels and workplace dress codes inquiry. This is a significant call to end sexism on the physical side. However, I think it is the perfect time now for us to reflect about what "she" thinks.

Businesses Unite To End Pregnancy Discrimination At Work

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 13.09.2016 | UK Parents

Some of Britain’s leading employers are heading up the fight against pregnancy and maternity discrimination by forming an alliance to support women...

Is Ivanka Trump Distorting Feminism?

Dee Greenwood | Posted 13.09.2016 | UK Politics
Dee Greenwood

Yes Ivanka, women work, that is a right we already have in most of the world. And while it never hurts to celebrate that, given her huge influence on a world stage, I think she could probably do with turning to page two in her 'Feminism for Dummies' book.

It's 2016, But This Report Proves Girls Are Still Disadvantaged In The UK

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 12.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

If you think UK no longer needs feminism, new research from Plan International UK proves you are very much mistaken. The report looks into the best an...

Women Rule Online, That's Important - Here's Why

Laura Coryton | Posted 06.09.2016 | UK Politics
Laura Coryton

While our Prime Minister may well be female, the very foundation of Parliament remains male-centric, as the vast majority of MPs are, and always have been, men. I'm talking a solid 71%. A record low. No, that wasn't a typo. That's worrying.

It's Time For Sport To Tackle Inequality At Community Level

Angus Berry | Posted 05.09.2016 | UK Sport
Angus Berry

The Olympics give sport a powerful platform every four years, and it is now time for communities all over the world to recognise how sport can be used for development. Through challenging social norms and providing a platform for community led social development, CCI's inaugural project will lead the way in achieving this recognition.

Open Letter To Jeremy And The Party: We Are Mother. We Too Are Women. We Could Be Labour

Vanessa Olorenshaw | Posted 05.09.2016 | UK Politics
Vanessa Olorenshaw

Jeremy, it is admirable that you have taken up the 'women's' issue. It is necessary for women's position in society to be free from discrimination and for equality of opportunity and treatment to be the norm. However, what is missing is the recognition of equality of worth for those who work, unwaged, outside the paid economy.

Corbyn vs. Smith: What Are The Labour Leadership Candidates Pledging To Promote Gender Equality?

Rebecca Omonira-Oyenkanmi | Posted 01.09.2016 | UK Politics
Rebecca Omonira-Oyenkanmi

For decades, the Women's Budget Group has argued that to end inequality and financial insecurity women, governments must invest in social infrastructure, create universal care services and conduct gender audits of policy decisions. Both Owen Smith and Jeremy Corbyn promise to lead a Labour party committed to social justice and equality, but what exactly does that mean in practice for women?

Are Certain Exercises Better For Men Than Women?

Tamsin Kelly | Posted 30.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

You only have to look at the free weights area of your average gym, or pop your head round the door at a yoga or Pilates class (not to mention Zumba),...

Sexist Reporting Of The Olympics Is No Surprise

Sarah Tinsley | Posted 25.08.2016 | UK Sport
Sarah Tinsley

The fact that idiotic comments from the likes of John Inverdale are referred to as 'slips' is notable. It implies that he has momentarily forgotten that he is on TV and has certain standards to uphold, and is instead letting his true thoughts about female athletes bubble to the surface. As if it's normal, and expected.