Gender Equality

Men In High Heels? I Won't Insist

Fiona Hotston Moore | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK
Fiona Hotston Moore

Hard to know what to wear these days without causing offence. Burka? Not this season. Flats? Hmm. Tricky. I'd like to think I might be the best judge...

Tackling Issues At Their Roots: The 'Gap' Still Remains For Gender Pay Gap Reporting

Professor Binna Kandola | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK
Professor Binna Kandola

For us to progress, we must move past the realm of simply reporting and observing. Even though examining the difference between male and female salaries is an excellent place to start, we must begin to broaden our understanding and endeavour to undertake contextual analyses of women in the working world so we can combat the roots of gender inequality, rather than the symptoms that come to fruition as a result of them.

Plugging The Gender Funding Gap

Annabel Denham | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK
Annabel Denham

Do we still need feminism in the Western world? From the right to vote to equal pay, across many fields the battle has been won. Over the course of th...

It's Doctor, Actually

Dr Sara Ahmed | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK
Dr Sara Ahmed

During medical school, this was a frequent occurrence. Once qualified, donning the stethoscope made my doctor status apparent. I lost this however as soon as I got married, and with my vows I seemed to bequeath my title to my husband.

Discrimination And Sexism Must End To Close The Gender Pay Gap

Karen Jackson | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK
Karen Jackson

Until these dinosaurs either die out or have diversity training I fear the legal and other professions still have a long way to go on gender. The gender pay gap is not the reason women are under-represented at senior levels. The real reason? Discrimination and sexism.

Women To Win?

Carole Walker | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK Politics
Carole Walker

For the first time in decades, the performance and policies of a woman will be the focus of a General Election. It is more than a decade since Theresa May helped set up Women 2 Win - an organisation to help women get into politics. She will set the tone for a very different campaign from those of recent years.

Meet Amika: The Girl Fighting Period Poverty In Schools, Period!

Laura Coryton | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Laura Coryton

Amika George is a 17-year-old campaigning superstar. She has joined forces with the tampon tax campaigners to eradicate period poverty in schools acro...

AI Is The Perfect Partner To Achieve Gender Diversity

Eric Berridge | Posted 14.04.2017 | UK Tech
Eric Berridge

It's time for us to use today's innovative technologies, like Augmented Intelligence (AI), to take action, starting with correcting unconscious bias. We're already using AI to predict the weather and to process medical research and trial data for individualized treatment plans on an unheard-of scale. Why can't it be used to help close the gender gap?

Gender Equality Is The Key To Solving Our National Challenges

Jess Phillips | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK Politics
Jess Phillips

The reason the women of 1997 saved my life was not because they handed me benefits, or 15 hours of free childcare to give me a break. It is because they allowed me to get out of my house and become something. What is lost in missed contributions to both the Treasury and society must run to billions of pounds. Thousands of missed opportunities for innovation, lifesaving medicine, beautiful things and technical revolutions. What could have been if only we'd thought to remember the women keeps me awake at night. What have we missed?

Five Things You Need To Know About Gender Pay Gap Reporting

Jo Swinson | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK
Jo Swinson

The numbers are really a springboard for further questions, and companies can delve into the data at much more granular levels than what will be published to understand what's driving the pay gap. If it seems high in some divisions, you might do a deeper pay review to check pay levels and pay rises are being fairly decided.

Shared Parental Leave - Two Years On

Ben Black | Posted 05.04.2017 | UK Politics
Ben Black

To all those slightly irritating MPs who screech with rage if anyone mentions the low take-up, I say "relax", we'll get there in the end. And if you hadn't over-egged the likely take-up rates, then the legislation might never have made it over the starting line, so screech away.

Small Steps By Large Numbers Can Have A Big Impact

Jacqui Hunt | Posted 02.04.2017 | UK
Jacqui Hunt

Each one of us has a role to play in achieving gender equality. We can all be agents of change by acting as catalysts for positive transformation through everyday activism, and by taking a stand against prejudice and mistreatment whether it is on our doorstep or far away.

Parliament Square Is Finally Getting A Statue Of A Woman

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 02.04.2017 | UK

The first statue of a woman is finally to be erected in London’s Parliament Square. A sculpture of suffragist Millicent Fawcett will be put up outsi...

Amid The Silliness, Women Are Sharing Unbelievable Stories That Are #NotAnAprilFool

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 01.04.2017 | UK

While we all did our best to not be caught out by April Fool’s gags on Saturday, the Women’s Equality Party (WEP) has used the day to highlight re...

Gender Pay Rules: What If No One Hears You Scream?

Fiona Hotston Moore | Posted 28.03.2017 | UK
Fiona Hotston Moore

So, this is how it will be: firms reveal embarrassing disparities in gender pay and nobody raises an eyebrow. Schroders, the very large fund manageme...

The Gender Pay Gap Problem: Why We All Need to Stand Together

Samantha Webb | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK
Samantha Webb

The gender pay gap is real. The gender pay gap is a real problem. And the gender pay gap goes much deeper than just giving women a pay rise. This is a struggle that needs to be fought on many fronts, and it is a struggle that needs us all to play an active part. The government legislation to force companies to report their gender pay gap is only the start.

The Lords And Commons Are Discussing Period Poverty - That's Pretty Amazing

Laura Coryton | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK Politics
Laura Coryton

all women everywhere There are many politicians across all parties who do great work for us. But Parliament hasn't traditionally chosen to tackle period poverty. This change in attitude is important. And it has been driven by the generations of everyday superheroes/campaigners who have pushed for it.

Don't Play The Child Card With Me

Christina Easton | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK Parents
Christina Easton

Don't get me wrong: Often it's okay to play the Child Card. But don't abuse it. Don't think that because life is so difficult for you as a parent, non-parents are obliged to make your life easier. I'll let you decide the date and place we meet. I won't comment on you turning up an hour late. But it's because I'm being nice, not because I owe it to you.

Gender Inequality In Sport Is Rife, But Korfball Could Help

Ben King | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK Sport
Ben King

So here's a rallying cry for organisations like Nike, Sport England and the BBC looking to champion gender equality in sport -- why not explore the burgeoning world of mixed-gender sports?

It's Still A Man's World: Gender Inequality In The Arts

Nicky Goulder | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK
Nicky Goulder

Nicky Goulder working with a participant during a Create project Earlier this month it was inspiring to see high-profile and widespread recognition o...

Will You Take The Minutes? Subconscious Bias In Our Schools

Katherine Dandy | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK
Katherine Dandy

It's fair to say that as a lawyer, I probably live and work in a bubble surrounded by likeminded people. I know I'm lucky and that my environment is not typical. On Wednesday I was speaking to a 17 year-old called Sarah, who is the daughter of a good friend and I was sharing my enthusiasm for the upcoming Women of the World (WOW) Conference in London and how important this is to us all.

Women In VR - Is Gender Parity In Virtual Reality A Distant Reality?

Ailsa Wakley | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Tech
Ailsa Wakley

all women everywhere Another way to ensure VR doesn't become a male echo chamber is for more female leaders to take the reins. Whether it's female entrepreneurs investing in hardware, or more women assuming creative roles, if females aren't part of the top-down hierarchy, VR is destined for a patriarchal future.

Will You Stand For Parliament In The Next Election?

Dolly Theis | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Politics
Dolly Theis

all women everywhere I write to you reflecting on International Women's Day to say that 50:50 Parliament is here to support and elevate you and any phenomenal women you know to become MPs. Come and start your own political journey, and you never know, in a few year's time we could be on the green benches working together to ensure that our country is a place of true opportunity, collaboration and diversity.

Top 5 Humanitarian Women

Frontier | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK
Frontier

Feminism and humanitarianism are intrinsically linked, both working towards the welfare and fair treatment of all. Here are five women whose humanitarian work has paved the way toward an equal global society.

The Young Brown Girl In The Headscarf

Zobia Shahid | Posted 12.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Zobia Shahid

all women everywhere I am not an assortment of labels, or boxes, or tags. The stereotypes that you attach to me, consciously or subconsciously, the person you assume me to be simply upon seeing me, is more reflective of who you are, than who I am.