Tags: Gender equality
Posted: Fri, 13 Oct 2017
The NSS has welcomed a ruling in the Court of Appeal that an Islamic school's policy of gender segregation was unlawful.
Posted: Tue, 18 Jul 2017
The chief inspector of the schools inspectorate Ofsted has spoken out against gender segregation in mixed-sex schools.
Posted: Fri, 07 Jul 2017
The schools inspectorate Ofsted is to appeal against a ruling on gender segregation in a landmark case at the Court of Appeal next week.
Posted: Wed, 03 May 2017
A large-scale survey of views in Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco and Palestine has reported extensive anti-women views and widespread tolerance of domestic violence.
Posted: Fri, 27 Jan 2017
Shaista Gohir of the Muslim Women's Network has criticised Muslim parents who make their young daughters wear hijabs.
Posted: Wed, 09 Nov 2016
Ofsted is set to appeal a High Court ruling that gender segregation by an Islamic state school is not discriminatory.
Posted: Mon, 03 Oct 2016
Massive demonstrations in Poland have resulted in a government U-turn over a law which would have criminalised abortion on all grounds except to save the life of the mother.
Posted: Thu, 22 Sep 2016
In a letter sent to 5000 homes, an ultra-orthodox rabbi warned women in Stamford Hill not to wear "eye-catching" clothes, telling them to dress modestly, avoiding bright colours and short skirts.
Posted: Tue, 30 Aug 2016
The majority of French mayors who have imposed 'burkini' bans are refusing to revoke them, despite a ruling from France's highest administrative court against the ban in the town of Villeneuve-Loubet.
Posted: Thu, 09 Jun 2016
New data has shown a surge in reported cases of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in England, with over 1200 reports made in the first three months of 2016.
Posted: Thu, 17 Mar 2016
Plans to protect women and promote gender equality in Pakistan and Nigeria have generated a huge religious backlash – with Muslim and Christian senators saying the Nigerian law was an attack on religion.
Posted: Fri, 26 Feb 2016
A report from the Muslim Women's Network (MWNUK) has called for greater efforts to promote women's legal rights, warning that some Muslim men are using marriage and divorce as a "psychological tool against women".
Posted: Fri, 29 May 2015
The NSS has called on the DfE to investigate two independent Orthodox Jewish schools following demands that pupils be barred if dropped off by mothers after a driving 'driving ban' was imposed on women.
Posted: Sun, 08 Mar 2015
On Tuesday 10 March the European Parliament will vote on a report about gender equality in the EU. NGOs are concerned that religious groups may defeat the report, and are appealing for support.
Posted: Thu, 31 Jul 2014
Justice Minister Simon Hughes has said Britain should not be "culturally embarrassed" about challenging Muslims over the wearing of the veil or the segregation of women.
Posted: Mon, 21 Jul 2014
The National Secular Society has welcomed new legal guidance from the Equality and Human Rights Commission clarifying that gender segregation of university and campus events is unlawful.
Posted: Thu, 29 May 2014
The European Commission announced this week that it was to take no further action on the 'One of Us' citizen initiative.
Posted: Wed, 11 Dec 2013
After an extensive and well-organised lobbying effort from the religious right, the European Parliament has, on Human Rights day, rejected a progressive Report on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR).
Posted: Thu, 14 Nov 2013
The Thomson Reuters Foundation has released the findings of its third annual poll of women's rights in the Arab world.
Posted: Thu, 24 Oct 2013
Members of the European Parliament have blocked a vote on a progressive report that sought to promote the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) of EU citizens and beyond.