Gender Equality

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.

Katie Hopkins Just Undermined All Working Women Everywhere

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK

Infamous motor-mouth and general troll Katie Hopkins has said that there's 'no such thing as the gender pay gap' in her latest Twitter tirade. The ...

Cameron To Make Large Companies Reveal Gender Pay Gap

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK Politics

Large firms will be forced to reveal the difference between the average earnings of male and female staff from next year, a move David Cameron believe...

'Feminism' Has Got to Go

Kaitlyn Hatch | Posted 09.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kaitlyn Hatch

Right - it needs to be said: Feminism is causing problems. Not feminism, the belief that all people should have equal opportunities regardless of their sex or gender, perceived or otherwise. That's not in contention. Feminism, the word, is causing problems.

OITNB's Officer Bennett Supports #FreeTheNipple In Seriously Funny Photo

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 09.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Orange Is The New Black star Matt McGorry has become the latest celeb to support the #FreeTheNipple movement by posting a brilliant snap on Facebook. ...

Men And Boys Explain What It Means To 'Be A Man' In Powerful Video

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Throughout their lives men and boys are told to 'be a man' or to 'man up'. Often this term is used at during difficult times or when when they are sho...

Watch These Young Girls Literally Smash Their Limitations

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 09.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A shocking 66% of girls feel held back by society’s expectations of them - but a powerful new advert is encouraging girls to smash their limitations...

What the Women's World Cup Taught Us - Call for Equality in Football

Cheryl Rickman | Posted 08.07.2015 | UK Sport
Cheryl Rickman

On Sunday 5th July 2015 the USA Women's Football (Soccer) Team won the FIFA Women's World Cup after beating Japan 5-2.The team were awe-inspiringly IN...

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...