Gender Equality

Looking To Help Women In Trump's America? Support #DonateNotHate

Laura Croudace | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Croudace

It is 2016, we have the power at our fingertips to make our voices heard- we have the power to donate to support women and other groups experiencing hate right now. Trump may have won the election via spreading hate but he will never stop us spreading kindness and supporting vulnerable people.

What Next For Women In This Fearful New World?

Rachel Lankester | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Politics
Rachel Lankester

Image © Pixabay I never dreamed Mr T would be the next president of the US of A. I expected after the election to be talking of finally being able ...

Equal Pay Day Is Here Again - Will It Ever Become A Thing Of The Past?

Olivia Hill | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Hill

Today (Thursday 10 November) marks the last day of the working year for women throughout the UK - or so it should. From now until the end of 2016, working women are now, on average, providing their services for free - highlighting the 9.4% gap between average pay of full-time male and female employees.

Young Female Apprentices Earn £2,000 Less A Year Than Men

Dr Carole Easton | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK
Dr Carole Easton

Today is Equal Pay Day and, for the rest of the year, women in the UK will effectively be working for free thanks to the gender pay gap. The full-time...

Theresa May's Shameful Statement Congratulating Trump

Beth Payton | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Politics
Beth Payton

I am hurt on behalf of all the people that Trump has offended and am fearful for the socialist, peaceful, loving, equal, humanitarian world I hoped to live in.

Women, Together We Can Trump It!

Heather Jeffrey | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Politics
Heather Jeffrey

Now is too late for Lucía, but it might not be for your daughter or your neighbour. let's make some noise on equal pay day tomorrow and lets paint the 19th of October black every year everywhere until we are equal. #niunamenos

Unleashing Female Leadership Potential

Rebecca Emerson | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK
Rebecca Emerson

Gender inequality remains undeniable across much of the business world, and is particularly visible at leadership level. Having worked in the banking and finance sector for over two decades, I have seen and been part of attempts to address this issue. It's clear there is growing commitment to programmes and investments that develop more women into industry leaders.

A Letter To My Daughter

Susie Weaver | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK Parents
Susie Weaver

Sadly though, there are still those men in the world who do not respect females. Those who are selfish and greedy and think they can take what they want without a second thought for the feelings and dignity of others.

Report From October's NEC Equalities, Disputes And Organisational Committee Meetings

Alice Perry | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK Politics
Alice Perry

Improving diversity of political representation The Equalities Committee and Organisational Committee discussed various proposals to increase diversi...

Forget Bob Dylan - Why Did No Women Win Nobel Prizes This Year?

Cat Byers | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Tech
Cat Byers

Sexism in these areas needs to be addressed, and the Nobel Foundation has the power to improve this by treating women as equal players. But for now, the message to women is clear - the best man always wins.

5k For Equal Pay Day

Nick Cartwright | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK
Nick Cartwright

As the gender pay gap closes Equal Pay Day gets later and later in the year - I pledge to run my 5k every year in the week around Equal Pay Day until I've ran it on New Year's Eve!

My Female Body

Beth Payton | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Payton

I hope I don't alarm you, or take you by surprise, I hope to be clear in my message when I look you in the eye And tell you my body is my body, Yes you heard me correctly, My body is MY body

Pikin To Pikin Tok - The Power Of Participation For Unlocking Girls Potential

Gerison Lansdown | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK
Gerison Lansdown

Photo credit: Andrea Gordon The Global Education Monitoring Report 2016 identifies that education is a fundamental tool for empowering young girls a...

How The Gender Pay Gap Affects Women In These 6 Age Brackets

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 14.10.2016 | UK

The effect of the gender pay gap on women of different generations has been laid bare in a new report that finds those in their 50s are treated most u...

Do Women Make Better Parents Than Men?

John L. Adams | Posted 07.10.2016 | UK Parents
John L. Adams

In answer to the question, no women do not better parents than men. There are, of course, bad dads in the world and there are also bad mothers. I just don't think society gives men the opportunities to prove what great parents they can be. This is simply because the overwhelming responsibility for raising children almost always falls on women and this starts at birth.

I'm A Female Engineer, And I'm Sick Of Being Told I'm Doing A Man's Job

Zara Parkin | Posted 06.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Zara Parkin

I'm an apprentice welder and fabricator. I love my job, but I get negative comments from people when I tell them what I do and it needs to stop. Because I'm a female in a male-dominated environment, people say things to me like 'get back in the kitchen' or 'aren't you scared you might break a nail?'

The Gender Pay Gap Is Not A Myth - It's A Shameful Truth

Nick Cartwright | Posted 05.10.2016 | UK
Nick Cartwright

I do wonder what if there was no gender pay gap, would the expectation still fall on women to take breaks from their careers to care for children or older relatives? Giving up the lower salary is the sensible option but think of what a difference it would make if the lower salary wasn't usually the women's salary.

Mum Gives Her Daughter A Lesson In Gender Equality In The Best Way Possible

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 27.09.2016 | UK Parents

Liz Mayes was helping her seven-year-old daughter out with her English homework when she decided to make a little suggestion of her own. @EverydaySex...

Emma Watson's Latest Film Will Inspire You To Keep Fighting For Gender Equality

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 27.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Just days after launching a new #HeForShe initiative focusing on gender equality in universities, Emma Watson is back championing women’s rights. Th...

Sport And The Sustainable Development Goals: New Methods of Engagement

Angus Berry | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK Sport
Angus Berry

Published a year ago now, the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) offer the world a framework around which global development can rally. The new goals offered, for the first time, a truly north to south appreciation of the issues and challenges facing the world today.

9 Inspiring Quotes From #HeForShe

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Emma Watson has launched a new initiative in the #HeForShe campaign as part of a UN General Assembly this week, focusing on gender equality in univers...

SEAT Designed A Car For Women And The Internet Reacted Appropriately

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 19.09.2016 | UK Tech

Women, panic no more. No longer do you have to struggle driving that incredibly masculine vehicle you have parked on your driveway, as SEAT has design...

What The Rise Of Female Politicians Means For Our Future Generation Of Women

Adeline Ginn | Posted 15.09.2016 | UK Politics
Adeline Ginn

A more feminine world stage will be beneficial on all fronts; much like more female dominated business are often more successful - in fact, it has been proven that companies that have the top 20% of financial performance have a higher percentage of women in leadership roles. Perhaps it will be the boom that the UK needs in the post-Brexit economy.

Dressing Freely Is Important For Women, But It's Even More Vital To Respect Their Thoughts

Zishi Zhang | Posted 15.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Zishi Zhang

Nicola Thorp, a former employee who was dismissed because she wasn't wearing high heels , created a petition and successfully persuaded the Parliament to launch the High heels and workplace dress codes inquiry. This is a significant call to end sexism on the physical side. However, I think it is the perfect time now for us to reflect about what "she" thinks.

Businesses Unite To End Pregnancy Discrimination At Work

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 13.09.2016 | UK Parents

Some of Britain’s leading employers are heading up the fight against pregnancy and maternity discrimination by forming an alliance to support women...