The cost of taking sexual harassment from a hashtag to the law
Most victims don't report workplace harassment. And when they do, they face costly legal fees, opaque complaints procedures, and health issues.
13 Mar 2018
UK's future is rubbish as China bans plastic imports
China has decided to cut down on millions of tons of plastic and other recyclables it receives every year. The move is turning global trade on its head and is bound to create waste mountains in the West.
6 Mar 2018
UN: The UK is 'violating women’s rights in Northern Ireland'
The United Kingdom is breeching women’s rights in Northern Ireland by unduly restricting their access to abortion, while elsewhere in the UK, abortion law is more liberal.
26 Feb 2018
Can charity employees use sex workers while on mission?
A debate about standards for aid workers has erupted in Britain following accusations that Oxfam covered up sexual misconduct in second-world countries.
20 Feb 2018
Sexual harassment reforms at Westminster 'Boys club'
Politicians in Westminster will have to undergo training and could be expelled for sexual harassment. The first-ever grievance procedure, which aims to reform workplace culture that has seen sexual misconduct from groping to rape, has been launched.
12 Feb 2018
Social networks urged to crack down on child 'grooming'
Social network safety policies are under question, after a UK children's charity urged social media firms to do more to crack down on online child "grooming".
5 Feb 2018
Can unconditional welfare cure unemployment in Finland?
Finland is giving free money to 2,000 randomly-selected unemployed people to see if it encourages them to work. The one-of-a-kind trial is being watched by other countries considering radical forms of welfare.
22 Jan 2018
Gender pay gap revealed at Britain's broadcast giant
"It is not men earning more because they do more of the jobs which pay better. It is men earning more in the same jobs or jobs of equal value"
15 Jan 2018
The next sexual revolution is in robotics
Sexual disorders, such as addiction, erectile dysfunction, trauma, and even pedophilia could be curbed with sex robot therapy. However, could subordinate playthings lead to further objectification of women and acceptance of sexual violence?
9 Jan 2018
Is Brexit regret a thing? Not in east London
It was thought that many 'Leave' voters regretted their decision after the referendum. That is not the case in Dagenham, where 62.4% of votes were cast in favor of leaving and, months later, people still stick to their guns.
22 Dec 2017
#Gender in 2017: Workplace Rights
25-29 Dec 2017
#Gender in 2017: Workplace Rights
Of course the year's biggest gender inequality stories of the year was sexual harassment in the post-Harvey Weinstein world, but 2017 was first and foremost a year of news about women fighting for rights at work.
The Grenfell tower fire: a symbol of poverty and desperation in Britain
Survivors and their families not only have to deal with an intrusive press and official investigators, but also with tourists taking selfies in front of the tower. Luckily, a group of dedicated volunteers is protecting it.
18 Dec 2017
Israeli and Palestinian voices speak out about Trump's declaration
Trump “acts in a very irresponsible way. He will not have to clean up his mess. He will not have to deal with the consequences of his policies. We will have to suffer because of Trump’s reckless behavior.”
11 Dec 2017
Where can LGBTI people be safe?
When LGBT and gender-diverse people move from Africa or Central and South America to Europe, their persecution continues. They face further danger and, in some cases, murder.
4 Dec 2017
Rebalancing power could prevent sexual harassment
Sexual harassment is one of the most common forms of the abuse of power. “If more women run the show, men aren’t going to act like such animals. They’re going to have women reminding them to be better behaved,” claims a Berkeley professor.
27 Nov 2017
Saudi Arabia's young prince hunts for power
Mohammed bin Salman has set out to reform the Kingdom. Among the changes he has rushed into effect are long over due liberties for women.
20 Nov 2017
Drivers of London's iconic black taxis are over Uber
Andy, a former chemical engineer, is studying 80 hours a week ahead of the memory test mandatory for taxi drivers in London. "I speak five languages, I’ve got two degrees, and this is easily the hardest thing I’ve done."
14 Nov 2017
Gloria Steinem on what's important for modern feminism
The fact that now, for the first time, there are fewer females on planet Earth than males, tells us that the dangers of physical annihilation, or the occupation of our bodies, are the ones that cover the most ground.
6 Nov 2017