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New UK divorce law could reduce conflict

New UK divorce law could reduce the level of negotiation, conflict and mental health degradation often found by those seeking a legal separation in the UK.
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Voyeurism Act 2019: ‘Upskirting’ is made a crime in UK

The Voyeurism Offences Act 2019 has been made into UK law: Read on for an analysis of the changes to your rights, and the legal loopholes that existed before today.
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South Korea decriminalises abortion after 66 years

Today (11 April 2019) there was a ruling by South Korea’s Constitutional Court that told the government to decriminalise abortion in the country and reform abortion laws by 2020.
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Brunei: Cruel punishments and death sentences

Brunei has finalised the implementation of a Shariah Penal Code that introduces cruel punishments such as death by stoning for same-sex sexual acts and amputation for robbery.
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Report examines origins of ‘maths anxiety’

A recent report examines the origins of ‘maths anxiety’ among primary and secondary school students which disproportionately affects girls.
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Should employers take a gendered approach to mental health?

The 'masculinity' of men infringes on their access to psychological help: Read this to hear a helpful approach to mental health.
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£15 million from Tampon Tax Fund for period poverty

Ten projects will receive a total of £15 million to help improve the lives of disadvantaged and vulnerable women across the UK in the latest round of funding from the Tampon Tax Fund, Minister for Civil Society Mims Davies announced.
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Women in FinTech: Fresh perspectives

As Rosie Silk, R&D Tax Manager at Kene Partners, explains, with the right working policies and role models, concerns about women in Fintech that should be rapidly consigned to history.
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2019 Spring Statement: Period poverty, knife crime and STEM

In the 2019 Spring Statement, UK Chancellor Philip Hammond addressed current subjects such as period poverty alongside general poverty, knife crime, and priorities within STEM research funding.
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Ralph J. Poole: Becoming a gender-queer researcher

Professor Ralph J. Poole, University of Salzburg, opens up about his career as a gender-queer researcher, here.
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UK gives 9 women innovators funding for their inventions

Pioneering women innovators have been awarded funding and business support to develop and grow their business by the UK government, echoing the innovation theme of International Women's Day 2019.
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International Women’s Day: Women and HIV awareness

In this article, HIV activist Philip Baldwin illuminates issues surrounding women and HIV for International Women's Day 2019.
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UN Women says it will take ‘202 years for economic gender parity’

Today, we celebrate and commemorate International Women's Day: read on to find out what the UN knows about international economic gender parity and what activists are doing.
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Six ways to help bridge the gender pay gap in the UK

Lucinda Pullinger, Global Head of HR at Instant Offices investigates what forward-thinking steps businesses can take to help bridge the gender pay gap further.
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Offshore wind sector set to increase female workforce

New offshore wind sector skills package will see jobs triple to 27,000 by 2030 and aims to achieve 33% women in the total offshore wind workforce.
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Where are all the women in the IT industry?

Ilijana Vavan, Managing Director of Kaspersky Lab for Europe, discusses the clear gender gap in the IT industry as research reveals that women only account for 26% of the computing workforce.
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Insights: Being a woman in the technology industry

On International #WomenInSTEM day 2019, four women in the technology field told us about their jobs, their passions and their experiences in the industry: read now to understand their experiences.
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Are girls’ misconceptions of STEM subjects holding them back?

According to UK officials, girls' misconceptions of STEM subjects make them less likely than boys to consider taking Science, technology, engineering and mathematics subjects at A Level.
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New guidance will help employers close gender pay gap

Better engagement from senior leadership, increased staff awareness and improved recruitment practices will help companies reduce their gender pay gap the Minister for Women Victoria Atkins has announced.
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Why gender equality is a critical economic challenge

Professor Jane Turner OBE DL, Teesside University, explains why we require a significant shift in attitudes and beliefs regarding gender equality in this country.

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