Gender Equality

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.

A Defence of Vanity

A.M.F. Winn | Posted 21.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
A.M.F. Winn

My appearance is one of my hobbies. I enjoy researching skin creams and hair masks, I look forward to nose pore strips, the make-up section of Superdrug calms me down on stressful days like I'm an unglamorous Holly Golightly and it is my Tiffany's. I'm vain, and someone reading this just drew a lot of conclusions about the rest of my personality from that one fact.

Why Do Fewer Women Vote?

Adeline Ginn | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK Politics
Adeline Ginn

More than nine million women failed to vote in the last general election, compared to eight million men, research carried out by the House of Commons Library has shown. But why is this? We have found that the reasons behind the gender gap in voting closely relates to the reasons behind the gender gap in business.

Dear Party Leaders - Five Reasons Gender Equality Is a Vote Winner

Anita Nayyar | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Politics
Anita Nayyar

If this election is all about the economy, then its target audience is women. But if the polls are anything to go by, none of you are really appealing to many of them right now. So we have laid out some pointers as to why gender equality is so central to the election campaign and why you should do more to talk about it.

Why We're All Feminists

Anna Costantinou | Posted 21.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Anna Costantinou

It's really odd, and really common, that people preface feminist statements with 'I'm not a feminist, but...' and I still don't understand why. Well actually I think I do, but I'm going to pretend I don't for the purposes of this argument for a minute...

Now the Women's Boat Race Has Equality, Time To Sort Out the Heptathlon/Decathlon?

Gordon Bryan | Posted 14.06.2015 | UK Sport
Gordon Bryan

Apr 2015 saw the Boat Race finally have the men's and women's races on an equal footing. Heralded as a progression for women's sport, that just leaves the heptathlon/decathlon issue to sort, right..?

The First Female 'Leader of the Free World'?

Hannah Cottam | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Politics
Hannah Cottam

Not only was Clinton the first to announce her intentions, just eight years on from her defeat by Obama in the Democratic nomination race, but at this early stage it seems that she is expected to be the frontrunner for the Oval Office, with several US news outlets offering their support.

The Mysterious Case of the Feminist Non-Revolution

Dr Finn Mackay | Posted 14.06.2015 | UK Politics
Dr Finn Mackay

Patriarchy is a raw and brutal deal for everyone, that is true, but it is women and children and marginalised men who pay the biggest price. We feminists never started this so-called battle of the sexes, but we are going to end it and we are certainly going to win.

An Equal Boat Race? About Bloody Time

Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK
Sarah Ann Harris

It was a long road to equality even once Oxbridge allowed women to race - descriptions of women rowing as "unnatural", being asked to pose in towels and financial difficulties were just a few of the hurdles. So how did we finally get to this point?

Dads on Parental Leave Is #GoodBusiness Says Digital Ad Campaign

Anita Nayyar | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Parents
Anita Nayyar

With exactly a month to go until the general election, The Equality Movement, a clandestine collective of advertisers making noise about issues that matter' are launching an ad campaign for gender equality called #BadBusiness.