gender equality

Changing legal gender: what’s new and how does it work?
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Changing legal gender: what’s new and how does it work?

Cost of a gender recognition certificate application is reduced from £140 to £5
6 May 2021
Nine in ten people biased against women, study finds
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Nine in ten people biased against women, study finds

New UN index reveals extent of ‘global backlash’ against gender equality
5 Mar 2020
Instant Opinion: Would you take an early cancer test?
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Instant Opinion: Would you take an early cancer test?

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 14 February
14 Feb 2020
What are women banned from doing in Saudi Arabia?
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What are women banned from doing in Saudi Arabia?

Social reforms in the kingdom not as far reaching as first assumed, say campaigners
23 Jan 2020
UK still ‘generations away’ from equality in top jobs
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UK still ‘generations away’ from equality in top jobs

Study finds women make up just over one in 20 CEOs of FTSE 100 firms
13 Jan 2020
Instant Opinion: this year’s Golden Globes ‘missed the mark’
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Instant Opinion: this year’s Golden Globes ‘missed the mark’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 7 January
7 Jan 2020
General election TV debates: has Jo Swinson been sidelined?
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General election TV debates: has Jo Swinson been sidelined?

Lib Dem leader brands her omission ‘sexist’
4 Nov 2019

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Why are women less interested in politics than men?
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Why are women less interested in politics than men?

New study shows girls are significantly less engaged than boys by the age of 15
21 Jun 2019
Gender stereotypes banned from UK adverts: how the ban works
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Gender stereotypes banned from UK adverts: how the ban works

Advertising watchdog brings in new measures to stop commercials reinforcing harmful stereotypes
14 Jun 2019
Why Japanese women are taking a stand against high heels
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Why Japanese women are taking a stand against high heels

Social media campaign against dress codes and expectations that women wear high heels at work has gone viral
5 Jun 2019
Taliban peace talks delegation to include women
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Taliban peace talks delegation to include women

Unexpected move follows calls for female representation in discussions aimed at ending 17-year war in Afghanistan
16 Apr 2019
Deadline passes for publication of gender pay figures
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Deadline passes for publication of gender pay figures

Large firms had until midnight to publish gender pay gap figures, and now face action from equalities commission
5 Apr 2019
Bond girl Eva Green says 007 should always be a man
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Bond girl Eva Green says 007 should always be a man

‘It doesn’t make sense for him to be a woman,’ said the French actress
15 Mar 2019
Top firms lie about female directors, says IoD chief
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Top firms lie about female directors, says IoD chief

Charlotte Valeur speaks out as number of female executive directors falls
8 Mar 2019
Jeremy Clarkson says men no longer have shot at BBC top jobs
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Jeremy Clarkson says men no longer have shot at BBC top jobs

Grand Tour presenter insists ‘anyone who has got a scrotum’ can ‘forget it’
8 Jan 2019
California bans all-male boardrooms - should UK follow suit?
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California bans all-male boardrooms - should UK follow suit?

The US state has passed law requiring public companies to have at least one woman on their board by end of 2019
1 Oct 2018
Women are edited out of TV panel shows, says Sandi Toksvig
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Women are edited out of TV panel shows, says Sandi Toksvig

QI host says women perform cleverly but are then seen ‘just laughing at the boys’
11 Sep 2018
The most dangerous countries in the world for women
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The most dangerous countries in the world for women

US the only Western nation to make top 10, while India tops the ranking
26 Jun 2018
Firms to publish and justify pay ratio
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Firms to publish and justify pay ratio

Large companies to publish gap between executives and average workers’ salary
11 Jun 2018
Germaine Greer calls for public toilets to be gender-neutral
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Germaine Greer calls for public toilets to be gender-neutral

Author and activist says current division into ladies and gents is ‘outdated’
9 May 2018
Why former NFL cheerleaders are settling cases for $1
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Why former NFL cheerleaders are settling cases for $1

Bailey Davis and Kristan Ware will forego potential payouts in exchange for meeting with league boss
26 Apr 2018
Chinese startups hiring female ‘programmer motivators’
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Chinese startups hiring female ‘programmer motivators’

Companies lure developers with promises of beautiful women to provide drinks, snacks and massages
26 Apr 2018
Investors warn top firms on lack of women in the boardroom
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Investors warn top firms on lack of women in the boardroom

Some of the UK’s biggest firms told that shareholders are ‘restless’
18 Apr 2018
NFL cheerleader sues after being fired for swimsuit photo
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NFL cheerleader sues after being fired for swimsuit photo

Bailey Davis is suing the NFL for gender discrimination
29 Mar 2018
Female protagonists lose ground in Hollywood
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Female protagonists lose ground in Hollywood

Hollywood’s glass ceiling ‘remains firmly in place’ – but there was good news for black, Asian, and Latina women
23 Feb 2018
Whitehall’s gender pay gap revealed
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Whitehall’s gender pay gap revealed

Women are paid 17% less than men at Department for Transport, despite the PM’s calls to tackle pay disparity
19 Dec 2017
‘Too clever for prison’ student given suspended sentence
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‘Too clever for prison’ student given suspended sentence

Judge had reportedly earlier told Lavinia Woodward a prison term could damage her career prospects
26 Sep 2017
Bug-loving girl who was teased at school co-authors research
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Bug-loving girl who was teased at school co-authors research

Sophia Spencer, 8, featured in a PhD student’s article after her mother appealed to scientists for help
20 Sep 2017
The superhero fighting for women's rights in Pakistan
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The superhero fighting for women's rights in Pakistan

First female comic book character is challenging gender stereotypes in a deeply patriarchal society
20 Sep 2017
Which are the world's best and worst countries for girls?
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Which are the world's best and worst countries for girls?

High teen pregnancy rate sees UK sit at 15 on Save the Children's list
12 Oct 2016
Women's suicide rates on the rise
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Women's suicide rates on the rise

Campaigners warn that women are not getting adequate mental health provision
26 Sep 2016
Gender pay gap: will naming and shaming firms work?
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Gender pay gap: will naming and shaming firms work?

Businesses are wary of the new measures while critics argue they don't go far enough
12 Feb 2016
Sexism in Hollywood: how women are fighting back
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Sexism in Hollywood: how women are fighting back

From pay gaps to a lack of meaningful roles, gender inequality is still rampant in the movie industry
23 Sep 2015
How anti-corruption measures are shutting women out of banks
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How anti-corruption measures are shutting women out of banks

Barriers to opening accounts may be 'unnecessarily high' for women in developing countries
4 Sep 2015
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