The UK signed the Istanbul Convention on 8 June 2012, yet four Parliaments and three Prime Ministers later, the Government continues to stall on ratification and therefore is not legally bound by its provisions, writes Angela Crawley MP.
A free speech row has erupted after an Oxford University event with Amber Rudd was cancelled just half an hour before it was due to take place.
8 March marks International Women’s Day, a day dedicated to celebrating women’s achievements, raising awareness against bias and taking action for equality.
Lack of access to sanitary products remains a major issue affecting women and girls in many parts of the world – it’s time to tackle this global problem head on, writes Wendy Chamberlain MP.
A senior Tory MP has condemned Boris Johnson for his "really ill-judged" comments comparing female Muslims wearing the burqa to letter boxes.
Ahead of International Women's Day, the new chair of the Women and Equalities Committee Caroline Nokes talks to Georgina Bailey about the prime minister’s “ill-judged” comment, the women she most admires, and why the mute button is everyone’s friend
More than four in ten teachers have personally experienced homophobia, biphobia or transphobia at work in the last year, the NASUWT - The Teachers’ Union - has found.
A controversial Downing Street adviser has quit after a row over his past comments on eugenics, race and welfare claimants.
Racial bias in the media not only negates our messages and minimises our work as individuals, but leads to group think in news reports relevant to our society and democracy
A formal inquiry has been launched by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) into how schools are monitoring and recording their use of restraint, following widespread concerns about its use and the lack of data available.
The final report for the Insuring Women's Futures (IWF) initiative has been published, completing three years of research, policy development and market collaboration.
Labour frontbencher Tracy Brabin has hit back at "sexist" social media critics who branded her a "tart" for wearing an off-the-shoulder outfit at the Commons despatch box.
Jess Phillips has said it will be “embarrassing” for the Labour party to elect a male leader and urged men to “pass the mic” if they truly believe in equal representation.
Women's minister Victoria Atkins has revealed that she has suffered sexual harassment in the workplace.
Victims of sexual harassment are to be given a say by the Government on the best way to tackle the problem.
As the Equality Act enters its second decade, employers are being given support in protecting their workforces in the shape of new guidance published by the Equality and Human Rights Commission.
White men dominate most areas of British public life including politics, law, business, media and sport, according to the Fawcett Society.
Two new black Labour MPs have complained of being confused with other politicians and staff since entering Parliament last month.
SNP MP Hannah Bardell is set to report a peer to the police for launching a “homophobic attack” on her after she accused him of “abusive” behaviour towards parliamentary security staff.
A record number of women will sit in the next Parliament after a third of seats were handed to female MPs in the general election.
The next Government has a responsibility to rebuild confidence in the British economy by placing skills and training at the forefront of its agenda. The Chartered Management Institute is today calling on all political parties to address the skills gap in the UK economy - which will need 1.9 million new, effective managers by 2024, according to CMI research.
Boris Johnson has apologised for the “hurt and offence” caused by Islamophobia in the Conservative Party.
The Conservative party has responded to Islamophobia with "denial, dismissal and deceit", according to a national Muslim umbrella group.
Labour has been accused of attempting to “undermine” an investigation into anti-semitism in the party after unveiling plans to reform the organisation carrying it out.