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Law should change to reflect how Victorian budgets affect gender equality, report says

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Assessing how the state budget affects Victorians based on their gender should become enshrined in law, a parliamentary committee has found. The state government announced it would establish a “gender responsive budge...

‘Devastated’: gender equality hopes on hold as ‘anti-feminist’ voted South Korea’s president

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The election of an avowed “anti-feminist” as the next president of South Korea has been greeted with dismay amid accusations Yoon Suk-yeol fuelled the county’s gender divide to garner support from young male voters. F...

Trans rights are at risk now, but the failures of Britain’s equality watchdog imperil us all

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Human rights must take precedence over personal beliefs and political whims. That is why there are strong international mechanics in place to ensure national human rights bodies can operate independently of their gove...

‘Equality is not negotiable’: the schools embracing gender diversity

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Quinn Clements, 16, is gender fluid. The pronouns they use can change but they prefer they/them. In year 10 they came out at their all-girls religious school in Melbourne. “Obviously that was quite nerve-racking. It’...

US military academies’ aim of equality rings hollow for graduates of color

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Eight years after he graduated from the US Military Academy at West Point, New York, Geoffrey Easterling remains astonished by the Confederate history still memorialized on the storied academy’s campus – the six-foot-...

Lewis Hamilton says fight for racial equality helps him on the track

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Lewis Hamilton believes his pursuit of racial equality has fuelled his competitive spirit and given purpose to his life beyond racing. The Mercedes driver is locked in his toughest Formula One title fight yet with Red...

Britain’s equality watchdog ‘colluding in denial of institutional racism’

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A former employee of Britain’s equality watchdog has accused it of failing to support the human rights of ethnic minorities and colluding in the denial of structural and institutional racism. In an email sent to colle...

Xi Jinping’s drive for economic equality comes at a delicate moment for China

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For decades the aim in China has been the pursuit of growth, building the world’s second-largest economy from a relative backwater on the international stage. Now, the promise from Beijing is to enlarge the economic p...

Gender equality improves in UK music industry boardrooms

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Gender equality in UK music industry boardrooms has improved over the last year, with the boards of 12 major trade organisations now averaging at 42% female – a rise from 34% in 2020. The organisations include the Bri...

‘A game-changing moment’: Chile constitution could set new gender equality standard

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Women’s rights activists in Chile say that the country’s new constitution will catalyze progress for women in the country – and could set a new global standard for gender equality in politics. In a two-day vote this w...

Equality watchdog raised concerns about UK race report, documents show

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The equality watchdog accused the authors of a controversial report into racial disparities in the UK of creating a “false dichotomy” about the underlying reasons for racial disparity before it was published, it has b...

Polish activists embrace ‘equality jogging’ at Pride parades

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Polish activists are set to embrace “equality jogging” at this summer’s Pride parades following the success of exercise sessions under rainbow flags in public spaces across the country as a show of defiance following ...

Beyond Equality charity works with teenage boys to ‘create safer streets’

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As a result of Sarah Everard’s killing, women have spoken about experiences of harassment, violence and fear embedded in their daily routines with such a deafening roar it is impossible for men and boys to ignore, eve...

Gender equality activists hail Bristol council’s vote on ban for strip clubs

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Bristol is set to become the biggest city in the country to ban lap-dancing clubs in a move campaigners claim will help undermine the sexist cultural norms that lead to violence against women. The city council’s licen...

The UK government is standing by as Covid sets back women’s equality

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When the chips were down, we were confronted with the fragility of the gains we’d made over the yearsIt’s almost impossible to imagine that on this day last year I ledhundreds of women marching shoulder to shoulder th...

Women have yet to achieve pension equality

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Your article (200,000 UK women in line for pension back-payments of about £13,500, 4 March) has prompted me to write about my situation. While on his painful deathbed, my husband was cross that, at the age of 65, he h...

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