Gender Equality

Watch Britain's First Female Bishop In The Lords Get An Unprecedented Standing Ovation

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 26.10.2015 | UK

Britain's most senior woman Bishop took her seat in the House of Lords today, marked by an unprecedented display of rapturous applause from fellow pee...

Feminism Isn't Dead, It's Thriving!

Kirsteen O'Sullivan | Posted 22.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kirsteen O'Sullivan

The front cover of The Spectator magazine controversially announces that feminism is dead, just as the F-word is enjoying a renaissance of sorts.

I'm a Feminist and I Love Men

Janie Davies | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Janie Davies

As feminist content floods the media in the run-up to the Feminism in London conference this weekend, the backlash from offended men, and strangely so...

Is Technology the New Human Rights Issue for Women?

Dr Sam Collins | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK Tech
Dr Sam Collins

Empowering women through technology will enable these companies to be the new drivers of economic and social change in the world--with the biggest ripple effect coming from women's access to technology.

Why I Needed Consent Lessons

Sarah Redrup | Posted 20.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Sarah Redrup

As unions and universities, we have the perfect opportunity to grab the attention of young people moving into their new home. We can show them that it's okay to speak about consent and it's okay to speak about rape. We can be the ones to help survivors report and ask for help. We can be the ones to help destroy the shame that so often nips at their heels.

Women Empowerment: A Religion of the 21st Century

Dr Ion Jinga | Posted 20.10.2015 | UK
Dr Ion Jinga

There is still work to do. In the 21st Century, no one should be excluded, regardless of the gender. Women empowerment is a new religion. It is not only the natural think to do, it is the smart thing to do.

No Facebook, There Is Nothing 'Overtly Sexual' About Breast Cancer

Sophia Hyatt | Posted 19.10.2015 | UK Tech
Sophia Hyatt

A warm welcome to the modern world - or if you prefer, the more anal one, in which the likes of Praxiteles would most likely commit suicide in. It is ...

Men! Quit Being Freaked by Feminism and Join its Male Allies

Rachel Bell | Posted 26.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Bell

You can start simple and you can start today. Hear the gobby one in your beer crowd throw about some sexist banter? Call him up on it. If he's a dad, ask him if he wants his son to grow up believing he's better than his mother, if he wants his daughter to grow up in a world where no matter what she achieves, she doesn't matter unless she's hot.

Gender Equality - It Can't Yet Be Counted But It Most Certainly Counts

Aaron Benavot | Posted 16.10.2015 | UK Politics
Aaron Benavot

This week, we launched the 2015 EFA GMR Gender Summary in time for International Day of the Girl Child. As we noted in a previous blog this week, it s...

One In Five Women Forced To Pretend To Be Men Online To Escape Abuse

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 14.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Women are pretending to be men online to avoid misogynistic attacks so nasty they've included a "barrage of death threats, rape threats and bomb threa...

Carey Mulligan Demonstrates Support for 50:50Parliament at the Premier of 'Suffragette'

Frances Scott | Posted 14.10.2015 | UK Entertainment
Frances Scott

t was not only Sisters Uncut that were protesting on the red carpet at the Suffragette premier. Carey Mulligan, the fabulous star of the film, was also demonstrating. She enthusiastically posed to be photographed with a 50:50 Parliament placard, asking for equality in Parliament!

It's Time for Parties, Government and the Press to Commit to Dealing With the Underrepresentation of Women in Westminster

Katie Ghose | Posted 15.10.2015 | UK Politics
Katie Ghose

We've looked at the problem, and we've outlined the solutions. Now it's time for parties, government bodies and the press to commit to dealing with the underrepresentation of women in Westminster so we can get the fair and balanced politics Britain deserves.

Ada Lovelace and Tourism

Heather Jeffrey | Posted 14.10.2015 | UK Tech
Heather Jeffrey

Ada is thought to be the first female computer programmer and her name has been given to this otherwise nondescript Tuesday in order to celebrate the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Platforms and Privilege: The Price of Freedom of Speech

Charlotte Chorley | Posted 13.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Chorley

The controversy surrounding Assange is complex, and whilst his retreat is not to be held as conclusive evidence that he is a rapist, his refusal to return to Sweden, for whatever reason, is certainly ironic when he is speaking at an institution that prides itself on the promotion of free speech. His self-imposed imprisonment represents a denial of exactly that.

Don't Be Gender Blind - Take a Moment to Understand Gender Gaps in Education

Kate Redman | Posted 13.10.2015 | UK
Kate Redman

It may surprise many that, in global terms, girls make up just 52% of out of primary school age children. At the secondary level there are actually fe...

Why Role Models Can Help Address the Boardroom Imbalance

Edwina Dunn | Posted 06.10.2015 | UK
Edwina Dunn

In the world of business, performance is everything. Loss and profit are the margins that dictate success and failure at the top of our largest companies. Cue a raft of changes at the helm of the FTSE 100 elite: female executives are making the marginal gains.

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.