Gender Equality

Stop Apologising For Your Opinions

Kadie Regan | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Kadie Regan

Women are intelligent, emotionally insightful, intuitive beings and we can harness these attributes to work in our favour. We need to say what we mean with the assertiveness women everywhere deserve. Presenting our thoughts in any other way is an injustice to our struggle for true equality and the ongoing fight to be heard in the same way, and on the same platforms, as men.

I'm Fighting For The Equal World We Needed 100 Years Ago

Hannah Clare | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Politics
Hannah Clare

On March 8 2017, a demonstration of women textile workers began in Petrograd, Russia, marking the beginning of the Russian Revolution[1]. Striking out against the oppressive Tsarist regime, workers had understandably had enough of inequality and poor conditions; and demonstrated that it could go on no longer. 100 years later, I wonder why equality for all genders still doesn't feel within reach.

Let's All #BeBoldForChange - Even If Your Bold Act Seems Small, I Promise You It Isn't...

Grace Willow | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Grace Willow

all women everywhere My usual routine used to consist of hopping out of bed and immediately switching on my phone. As I got ready, I'd start to check emails, make calls and thus my working day had begun before I'd even left the house.

Peru has a new 'rose-tinted' curriculum

Aaron Benavot | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Politics
Aaron Benavot

The UN congratulated Peru last week for its new education curriculum, in effect since the 1st January this year, which aims to improve gender equality...

The bottom countries for female education.

Aaron Benavot | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Politics
Aaron Benavot

Girls learning in Niger. Credit: Tagaza Djibo/GEM Report It's International Women's Day. As people in different cities rally for gender equality, no...

Calling On All Men

Dr Carole Easton | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK
Dr Carole Easton

I know the world won't change overnight but there are some things that all men can do right away. Never agree to sit on a panel where there are no women. Never agree to interview for a job unless there are female candidates on the shortlist in areas of work where women are very under-represented.

The Women Who Inspire Me Are The Ones Who Put Themselves On The Line

Kira Cochrane | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kira Cochrane

There's the sense of a major movement currently under way, a reassertion and realignment of feminism that is inclusive and serious about tackling economic inequality, job insecurity, reproductive rights, immigrant rights, violence against women, and many other issues.

International Women's Day 2017 - Six Ways To #BeBoldForChange In Your Career

Victoria McLean | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK
Victoria McLean

The theme for International Women's Day 2017 is #BeBoldForChange - a clarion call to everyone to help forge a more inclusive, gender equal working wor...

Will Women Fix Politics For Us?

Tom Jeffery | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK Politics
Tom Jeffery

While appeals to traditional morality may help pass a Domestic Violence Act in Uganda, women's inheritance and land rights remain out of reach. Women pull together with other women to place transformative ideas on the agenda: and then they make pragmatic alliances with men to make change happen.

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 08.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

With International Women’s Day in full swing, what better time to start taking actionable steps towards gender equality? Earlier this year, hundreds...

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.