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H&M closes all its stores in South Africa after protests

Category: Events 

2018-01-15

The protesters were reacting to an ad in which a black child wore a sweatshirt that bore the slogan "coolest monkey in the jungle."

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UK House of Lords appoints Sarah Clarke as first female Black Rod

Category: It`s interesting to know 

2017-11-20

Black Rod, one of the most exotic figures in British parliamentary tradition, is to be a woman for the first time since the post was first recorded in 1361

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Uma Thurman’s Comment About Sexual Assault Takes a Different Route Than #MeToo

Category: Gender based violence 

2017-11-06

The video started circulating on social media showing Uma Thurman’s restrained response when asked during a recent Access Hollywood interview about sexual assault

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More than half British women sexually harassed at work but few report it - poll

Category: Gender based violence 

2017-10-26

Of those who had been harassed, the survey found one in 10 women had been sexually assaulted, while sexual harassment had driven one in 10 women to quit their job or place of study

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Tens of thousands march for abortion rights in Ireland

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-10-02

Thousands march to demand the loosening of some of the strictest abortion laws in the world ahead of a 2018 referendum on the issue

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Philippines bans companies from forcing women to wear high heels at work

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-09-26

The Philippines has banned companies from forcing female employees to wear high heels at work, in a move lauded by a labour union that said it was one of the first countries in the world

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Artist unveils design of Parliament Square statue of suffragette

Category: Culture 

2017-09-20

Gillian Wearing, first female artist to create statue for iconic square, granted planning approval for tribute to Millicent Fawcett

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RAF becomes first branch of British military to open every role to women

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-09-04

The Royal Air Force's ground-fighting force has opened to women for the first time, making it the first branch of the British military to open every role to female service personnel

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Manufacturer discontinues ‘girls’ shoe’ after cries of sexism

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-08-15

British shoe company Clarks announced it would no longer sell its “Dolly Babe” girls’ school shoe after critics questioned its sexist name and design

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British court rejects bid for free abortions for Northern Ireland women

Category: Gender in the world 

2017-06-15

Abortion is only permitted in Northern Ireland if a woman's life is at risk or if there is a risk of permanent and serious damage to her health.

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