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How far we’ve come…

As we celebrate the 100th year anniversary of the Suffragettes, as a woman and working mother, I applaud how far we have come. 100 years later, you can’t open a newspaper or scroll through social media without women speaking up, no longer afraid to have a voice. In this past...
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Hundreds of seats are ‘reserved’ by men at Westminster

Hundreds of seats are effectively ‘reserved’ by men at Westminster, according to new research. According to research conducted by Electoral Reform Society, gender equality in Parliament is being held back by Westminster’s voting system. Figures show that although there is near gender parity among current MPs first elected in 2015,...
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Fawcett Society: UK legal system is failing women

The UK legal system is failing women is the conclusion of a new report from the Fawcett Society. The ground-breaking Sex Discrimination Law Review (SDLR) Panel also found that violence against women and girls is ‘endemic’ in the UK. The SDLR Panel was made up of a team of legal...
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#TimesUp: Women across the globe march for gender equality

Women across the globe took to the streets over the weekend, to march for gender equality and an end to sexual harassment. Cities including Melbourne, Munich, Rome, London, Washington DC and Los Angeles saw thousands of women protesting, encouraged by the #TimesUp and #MeToo movements. The #TimesUp and #MeToo movements...
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Over 500 UK companies reveal large gender pay gap

Over 500 UK companies have released their gender pay gaps under new Government rules, revealing shocking pay disparities. Among the 527 companies who announced their gender pay gap data on Saturday, Phase Eight and EasyJet reported a gap of over 50 per cent. Phase Eight had the biggest average difference,...
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Iceland makes it illegal to pay men more than women

Iceland has become the first country to make it illegal to pay men more than women. As of Monday, 01 January the Nordic island became the first country to make it compulsory for companies, with one of the key reasons for implementation being that nearly half of its parliamentarians are...
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