Gender Equality

Beyonce's Favourite Feminist Has Nigerian Women Up In Arms About Discrimination

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 01.07.2015 | UK

The woman hailed as Beyonce’s favourite feminist has sparked a powerful online gender equality movement, with women opening up about attitudes towar...

Head Of #HeForShe: '100,000 Men Signed Up In Three Days'

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

HeForShe, the global solidarity movement calling upon men and boys to help women achieve gender equality, took the world by storm when it launched a m...

New Campaign Launched To Tackle The Growing Threats Towards Women

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK

A major campaign tackling violence directed at frontline women’s activists will be launched on Tuesday after an ActionAid survey revealed that nearl...

Engineering - Applying Ingenuity to Solve our World Challenges

Yvonne Murphy | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Tech
Yvonne Murphy

We need to increase awareness of the myriad of career opportunities in engineering and the diversity of people who can contribute to project teams, men and women of all cultures and backgrounds.

How to Bring Balance to Boardrooms and Beyond

Jayne Morris | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK
Jayne Morris

Traditional eastern philosophies explain that in nature all matter consists of feminine (ying) and masculine (yang) energy that change in balance with...

Facebook Blocks Woman For Sharing Threatening Messages From Men

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

An Australian writer was temporarily blocked from Facebook after sharing some of the abusive and degrading messages she'd received privately from men....

Tech Needs to Be Gender-Neutral Not Gender-Split

Nathalie Gordon | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Tech
Nathalie Gordon

Yes I have experienced sexism before but no, I don't think when I'm made to feel shit at work, that it is a vendetta against my sex. Too often people reach for the gender card when things don't go their way and it needs to stop. With this in mind, a website has just launched that has really wound me up.

Feminist Writer Responds To Dame Rimington's Comments That Girls Take Careers Too Seriously

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The former head of MI5 has revealed she believes girls take their careers too seriously, but feminists are now questioning why it wasn't flagged as an...

Are Gender Quotas the Answer?

Janvi Patel | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK
Janvi Patel

Greater diversity on boards is essential for businesses, our society and the economy but as the brilliant Dave Goldberg put it, it is just "the right thing to do".

This Report Proves Violence Against Women Is A Global 'Epidemic'

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Despite the rising popularity of feminism and increasing cultural focus on gender equality, violence against women is still an undeniable issue worldw...

Feminist Campaigners On Gender Inequality Of Queen's Honours List

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

While 51% of individuals on the Queen's birthday honours list were women, they made up only a fraction of the top end of the list. While 33 men wer...

What Can Gender Parity Ever Do for Us?

Louise O'Sullivan | Posted 11.06.2015 | UK Tech
Louise O'Sullivan

So how do we open the doors wider for more women to take their place in the industry and therefore influence the future? I don't have the absolute answer, but from my experience I have a few nuggets that I keep close in helping me keep on.

Gender Equality is a Human Right, so Women Need More Seats in Parliament!

Frances Scott | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Politics
Frances Scott

Recently there's been lots of discussion concerning Human Rights and who should determine our "Rights". So where do women fit into this debate? A core founding principle of The United Nations is "the equal rights of men and women". Then why is Parliament still predominantly male?

#GiveYourMoneyToWomen - Giving Feminism a Bad Name

Katy Horwood | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Horwood

I'm grateful and proud to be able to make my own money and not have to bully anyone else into giving it to me, literally or otherwise - #GiveYourMoneyToWomen is nasty and embarrassing coming from angry women hiding behind social media to fester over their apparent injustice in the world.

#BlameOneNotAll Sticks Up For The Good Guys, But Not Everyone Is Impressed

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Feminism is the belief that men and women should have equal rights - it has absolutely nothing to do with man-hating. Media company Mintified’s n...

#5050Parliament Joins 'The Sun' Saying Stand Up for Women

Frances Scott | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Politics
Frances Scott

Nearly 100 years after women won the right to vote let's aspire to a Parliament that better reflects the gender balance of our Nation. With the weight of a publication like The Sun behind us we could make this a reality.

Why Female Solo Travel is Less Than Dangerous and More Than Self-Discovery

Jasmine Irving | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jasmine Irving

Women wanting to travel alone shouldn't be made to feel held back by fear. I've put together a list for the best of female solo travel...

The General Election Failed Women

Maria Neophytou | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK Politics
Maria Neophytou

This was not a good election for women. They made up just a quarter of electoral candidates and featured in less than a tenth of press coverage. The issues which disproportionately affect women featured even less. Indeed, in all the months of election coverage and campaigning, there was barely an acknowledgement that such issues exist.

Infographic Reveals Startling Inequalities Of Women's Media Coverage

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 08.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

An eye-opening infographic by UN Women has lifted the lid on just how poorly represented women in the media are. A shocking statistic their researc...

Feminists Are Setting The Record Straight On Twitter Right Now

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A sexist hashtag which was originally intended to mock feminists has been ironically reclaimed by them on the internet - and it's the best thing ever....

Gender-Neutral Title 'Mx' May Be Included In Dictionary

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Most forms will require us to tick a box marked "Miss", "Mr", "Ms" or "Mrs", but selecting a title from these options can be problematic for some tran...

Mind the Gap, We Are All in It Together

Tami Mir | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Politics
Tami Mir

A true and lasting turning point it certainly is a year in which more women continue to embark a seat in Parliament, including a more ethnically diverse pool of candidates than we have seen before. In all, more progress and new challenges and why The Women's Equality Party is so badly needed in modern society.

We Must Unite and Stop Splitting Hairs About Feminism

Heidy Rehman | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Heidy Rehman

If Miley and Beyoncé independently choose to strip down to their smalls and shake their bottoms in the air, then good luck to them. And similarly, if a girl chooses to cover herself from top-to-toe or inject her face with chemicals, I have no issue with that either.

Purses for Girls and Cars for Boys: Let Colouring Books Be Colouring Books

B.J. Epstein | Posted 04.05.2015 | UK Parents
B.J. Epstein

It's upsetting and unsettling to think that in 2015, such stereotyped books are what is offered to young children. We must consider what messages we are sending both to children and their parents about what boys and girls are and what they might be as they grow up.

Unleashing Girls' Power: An Interview With Kennedy Odede

Rose Taylor | Posted 27.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Rose Taylor

At the end of the invigorating and stimulating three day Skoll World Forum I met with Kennedy Odede, founder of Shining Hope for Communities, (SHOFCO) and Kibera School for Girls. Our meeting was inspiring and poignant and echoed many themes I had heard throughout the conference regarding the importance of girl's education. It seems fitting that I tie my interview with Kennedy to these issues in this article.