Tags: Equality & Human Rights

Universities can segregate women and men for debates, says university guidance

Universities can segregate women and men for debates, says university guidance

Posted: Tue, 26 Nov 2013

A report just published by vice-chancellors' group Universities UK, has advised that segregation by gender in talks from external speakers is fine. Read More »

UN marks “Malala Day”

UN marks “Malala Day”

Posted: Fri, 12 Jul 2013

Malala Yousafzai, the inspirational and courageous schoolgirl from Pakistan who was shot by the Taliban in October for campaigning in support of female education, has addressed the United Nations in New York. Read More »

Catholic midwives face further legal challenge to “conscience” exemption

Catholic midwives face further legal challenge to “conscience” exemption

Posted: Mon, 17 Jun 2013

Two Catholic midwives who, in April, won a legal case at Scotland's supreme civil court for the right to conscientious exemption from all involvement in abortion procedures, now face a further legal challenge. Read More »

Fitnah! Movement for women’s liberation founded

Fitnah! Movement for women’s liberation founded

Posted: Thu, 25 Apr 2013

A new women's liberation group called Fitnah! has been created as a protest movement demanding freedom, equality, and secularism. Read More »

Catholic midwives succeed in attempt to extend “conscience” exemption

Catholic midwives succeed in attempt to extend “conscience” exemption

Posted: Wed, 24 Apr 2013

Two Catholic midwives have won a legal battle for the right to conscientious exemption from all involvement with abortions. Mary Doogan and Concepta Wood argued that being required to supervise staff taking part in abortions violated their human rights. Read More »

Religious opt-outs make Australia’s anti-discrimination law a “bigot’s charter”

Religious opt-outs make Australia’s anti-discrimination law a “bigot’s charter”

Posted: Thu, 17 Jan 2013

In a move that has enraged human rights advocates, the Australian government has given religious groups wide-scale opt-outs in proposed new anti-discrimination laws. Read More »