Jennette Arnold AM, the Labour Group equalities spokesperson on the London Assembly, writes about the battle that still needs to be fought for gender equality.
The UK government will not support quotas to get more women into the boardroom – as a report says all-male companies will fall behind.
Vera Baird QC presents the state of politics for women today.
Nan Sloane writes about the launch of the Counting Women In campaign, dedicated to improving the number of women involved in all levels of electoral politics in the UK
Alex Hern writes about the coalition’s plans to slash maternity leave, and the coalition’s wider problems with female voters.
Why is it that Conservatives have such a problem with gender equality and women’s issues? The last two months alone have featured a litany of misteps by Tories.
Margaret Bondfield (1873-53) was the first female member of cabinet, and among the first women MPs not come either from an aristocratic background or ‘take over’ her seat from her husband, being elected with the first generation of women Labour MPs.
Wollstonecraft’s writing seriously shows that the personal is political, for she took the fact her family viewed her education as less important than her brother’s and made it her political raison d’être.
Anna Bird, acting CEO of the Fawcett Society, outlines how far big business has to go on gender equality, and what strategies may help it to redress the balance.