Tag Archives: Gender equality

Confinement of Saudi princesses a reminder that women are second-class citizens in Saudi Arabia

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The ugly reality mocks the image of a nation cited as the citadel of Islam.

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It will take 120 years before women make up half of world leaders

A new report by the VSO reveals the sheer scale of the under-representation of women across parliaments and governments around the world.

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Gender earnings equality inches forward, but why hasn’t policy kept up?

Slowly but surely, the persistent inequality in earnings between men and women is declining.

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Comment: We’ve made great strides, but there’s more to do in the quest for gender equality

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.

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Tories denounce boardroom quotas, as report says male-dominated boards will fall behind

The UK government will not support quotas to get more women into the boardroom – as a report says all-male companies will fall behind.

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Women, politics and the crisis: We cannot ignore gender in politics

Vera Baird QC presents the state of politics for women today.

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We need more female councillors for everyone’s benefit

Tulip Siddiq argues that increasing the number of female councillors should be a priority for a number of reasons, from justice, through to the positive effects it will have on policy and the outcome it will have in Westminster.

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The lack of women in Westminster has gone on for too long

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

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Two weeks after ‘fixing’ it, Cameron creates a new “women problem”

Alex Hern writes about the coalition’s plans to slash maternity leave, and the coalition’s wider problems with female voters.

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Cameron, Clarke, Dorries, Willetts… The Tories keep screwing up on gender equality

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.

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