Gender Equality

Why Is Big Business Bothered About Global Gay Rights?

Jon Miller | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK
Jon Miller

The world is taking two divergent paths on gay rights. In many countries there is growing acceptance of LGB&T people, and legal protection from discri...

The UK Judiciary - A New Way?

Melissa Davis | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK
Melissa Davis

I can't lie, it was slightly disappointing to see comments in the press last week from Lord Sumption implying that there was no rush to introduce gender equality into the judicial profession.

One Year On - Women 5050

Talat Yaqoob | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK Politics
Talat Yaqoob

It's Women 5050's 1st birthday, in a whole 365 days - what have we achieved? We started the Women 5050 campaign on the back of Scotland's independenc...

The Back to Work Mum

HarrietHarriet Castle | Posted 14.09.2015 | UK Parents
HarrietHarriet Castle

You might have guessed I don't work as a lawyer, a banker, in finance, in the city, or even as I once did as a journalist. Let's not mess about, it must be near impossible to achieve this sort of work/life balance if you do.

Writing Out Gender Bias

John Allen | Posted 11.09.2015 | UK Entertainment
John Allen

I thought we all lived in a modern society where things like gender and racial bias if not completely eliminated, were rapidly becoming a thing of the past in the west. It seems not. The fact that Naomi admitted to doing it herself gave me a little relief.

A Year On From Emma Watson's Speech, This Is What HeForShe Has Achieved

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 09.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Almost a whole year has passed since Emma Watson launched the UN's HeForShe campaign with her groundbreaking speech on gender equality - and what a ye...

Barrister Named And Shamed Top Lawyer Over 'Sexist' LinkedIn

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK

A 27-year-old barrister has named and shamed a top London lawyer who sent her a LinkedIn message praising her "stunning" good looks. Charlotte Pro...

Nicola Sturgeon Reveals 'Cruel' Abuse Over Her Looks In Vogue Photoshoot

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK

Nicola Sturgeon has revealed the "hideous and quite cruel way" she is scrutinised about her appearance, saying she receives more abuse than Ed Miliban...

We Need to Tackle Street Harassment

Anneliese Midgley | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK Politics
Anneliese Midgley

Today Jeremy Corbyn issued his policy on combating street harassment. We are two of the women that were involved in suggesting the seven proposals outlined in this document. This year alone we have been on empty Tube carriages while a man has masturbated, been followed home, felt the need to abort journeys on public transport, and felt wary to report assault to the police.

Women Are Working For Free For Almost Two Hours A Day

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK

Women are paid 22% less than men and thereby work for free for almost two hours a day, new research reveals. According to the Gender Salary Survey...

This Is How A Dad Feels When His Son Asks For A Doll

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK Parents

Gender stereotypes surrounding toys are deeply entrenched, so when a dad shared a Facebook video showing how he felt when his son asked him for a doll...

Are These The Most Inspirational Women In British Sport?

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

It’s proving to be an historic year for women’s sport. So before our attention is completely swallowed up by the mounting anticipation of Rio 2016...

Women in Retail - A Land of Opportunity

Tanya Lawler | Posted 13.08.2015 | UK
Tanya Lawler

From new digital start-ups to our high street stalwarts, it's time we levelled the playing field to ensure that women are encouraged and empowered to establish, own and run successful retail businesses.

Emma Watson's #HeForShe Calls For Gender Equality In Fashion

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 11.08.2015 | UK Style

Emma Watson's HeForShe campaign just inspired us all again with this amazing new video for Vogue. Broaching the important conversation about gender...

Women in Tech: It's Not About Quotas, It's Just Good Business

Marta Krupinska | Posted 06.08.2015 | UK Tech
Marta Krupinska

Some of my male peers in the industry joke about it, calling the consistently male dominated talks or panels 'manels' - recognising the distinct lack of female voices. What's telling is that 'manels' are everywhere - in the boardroom, C-Suite and across the tech sector, especially finance.

Gender Equality - More Than Just an Ideal, a Game Changer

Nick Clements | Posted 06.08.2015 | UK Style
Nick Clements

There has never been a war between the genders, we have always been capable of friendship. Men and women need each other too much, together we create our species, one gender has never been more important than the other.

My Husband; Five Reasons I Am Not Lucky to Have Him

Abi Oborne | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Abi Oborne

Am I lucky to have a husband like mine? Well, I guess in some ways, yes. I am lucky that he is healthy. I am lucky that he is here. I was lucky that I met him in the first place, but really, that is where the luck part of it ends. The rest is about choice.

The Shocking Report the Tories Hoped Working Women Wouldn't See

Emily Thornberry | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Politics
Emily Thornberry

David Cameron may have generated a few headlines recently when he argued, in an article in the Times, that for those advocating gender equality "there has been a recent slew of good news". But the reality is somewhat different... Notwithstanding its rather clunky title, "Pregnancy and Maternity-Related Discrimination and Disadvantage", the paper included some shocking findings. Interviews with more than 3,200 women about their experiences of being pregnant at work, or returning to their jobs after giving birth, found that 11% reported having been dismissed, forced to take redundancy or treated so badly that they felt they had no choice but to resign.

Life's a Pitch - The Quest for Equality in Women's Football

Claire Beveridge | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Beveridge

There's a stark contrast between what men and women earn in UK football. With a huge boost from the recent Women's World Cup, what does the future hold for the sport? My biggest regret in life is turning my back on international football. I chose an education instead of the sport. Over a decade later the profile of the women's game has never been higher - but there's still so much to do.

Take a Leaf From Men: 'I Want It and Claim It!'

Tami Mir | Posted 20.07.2015 | UK
Tami Mir

On the average a man earns £1 for every 80p a woman earns. Even after the Equalities Act of 2010, the UK has the sixth-largest pay gap between men a...

Three Ireland Remove 'Transphobic' Advert After Pressure From Social Media

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK

The Irish phone company Three has made the decision to remove a "transphobic" comment from an advert, just a day after the billboard was spotted. T...

'Offensive' And 'Transphobic' Advert By Mobile Network Three Is Upsetting Users On Social Media

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK

UPDATE: Three have removed the "transphobic" advert On the same day that a historical gender recognition bill passed in Ireland, a picture of a "...

Why Women Role Models Still Matter

Syl Saller | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Syl Saller

Women have discovered that waiting for the world to do the right thing is not sufficient. That it's not enough to have equal rights and demonstrable proof that gender balance benefits employers. We have found out the hard way that only if you actively intervene do you begin to move towards true equality.

Come on Tennis - Let's Get the Women Playing Five Sets!

Gordon Bryan | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK Sport
Gordon Bryan

Every time Wimbledon comes around, one question that's always raised is why do women play 3 set matches while the men play 5 sets? Seems like a reason...

We've Made Great Strides on Women's Equality - But This Is No Time to Pat Each Other on the Back

Nicky Morgan | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK Politics
Nicky Morgan

With businesses and a one nation government working together to finally solve this, building on the momentum established through the success of the women on boards initiative, we can achieve equality.