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Equality News

Gender equality at work more than 80 years off

Geneva - If you're waiting for gender equality in the workplace, be prepared to wait a long time.

Michelle Obama calls for gender equality in education

Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States, spoke out about the inequalities that women and girls must face while giving the keynote speech at a global forum on education.

South Korea's only astronaut quits and ends their space program

Yi So-yeon quit her job as an astronaut to focus on interactions between science and business. As South Korea's first and only astronaut this ends the program for the country at this time.

Op-Ed: The privacy & anti-bullying bills that ruin privacy and bully us

Two conspicuously named bills that are currently being reviewed in the Senate and House of Commons are quite troublesome — Canadians need to take note.

Tech giants 'conspired to hold down salaries'

Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe have settled a class action case alleging they conspired to hold down salaries of over 65,000 employees.

Op-Ed: Appearance by a lesbian humourist cancelled

Spartanburg - On Monday, the University of South Carolina Upstate announced that they were cancelling an appearance by lesbian humorist, Leigh Hendrix.

Op-Ed: Diversifing the tech world

It’s rare that I write about a subject that I have next to no experience in, but here I am writing about encouraging signs which point to the tech world becoming less white-male oriented, and instead more representative of, well, everyone.

Sports minister suggests cheerleading for girls who want to look 'radiant'

London - Britain's sports and equalities minister Helen Grant came under fire on Friday after encouraging women to take up sports such as cheerleading in order to retain their femininity while keeping fit.The Tory MP told the Daily Telegraph there were many spo...

Davos 'boys' club' hears call for gender quotas

Davos Platz - The World Economic Forum, where only 16 percent of the delegates this year are women, on Saturday heard impassioned arguments for gender quotas to boost female participation in the workplace.

Joss Whedon answers: 'Why use strong female characters?'

“Equality is not a concept.” Joss Whedon, American screenwriter, director, film and television producer, and much more, receives deafening cheers and applause for relaying his answers to the question he receives hundreds of times at press junkets.

Op-Ed: The 'American Dream' is Decaying

The American Dream, or the equality of opportunity in the U.S., has recently shown to be a distant reality for many residing in the United States.

Pediatricians’ group: Marriage equality is good for kids

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) announced on Thursday that it supports marriage equality for couples who are the same sex. Children develop normally, without any complications, when "parents have a commitment to shared parenting."

International day against homophobia: Marriage equality rally Special

Sydney - Several hundred protestors attended a rally outside Sydney Town Hall to put pressure on the Australian government to recognise same sex marriages.

The 'NWA Unite Against the War on Women March and Rally' Special

Fayetteville - Women, and men, across the nation joined in a call to action by Unite Women to defend women's rights and promote full equality, and hundreds marched in Arkansas as part of the movement.

Op-Ed: Operational in America — Sharia Law (Part 1)

Is Sharia law an unwanted imposition on American culture and society or the seed of fundamental change meant to challenge the Constitution for survival?

Portland’s struggle for equality, environment, and human rights Special

Portland - While Portland may be ahead of the game in many of the social issues, there is still work to do, according to the proponents of change in the areas of equality, environment and human rights.

UK Prime Minister calls on Christians to welcome gay people

Christians should tolerate and welcome gay people, Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron says. His comments follow a recent High Court decision that went against a Christian couple who said they would not tell a foster child homosexuality was natural.

Indiana House approves constitutional ban on same-sex marriage

Indianapolis - An Indiana constitutional ban on same-sex marriage is closer to becoming law after an overwhelming House vote was held this week which could make the state the 31st in the country to ban gay marriage by constitutional amendment.

Cyndi Lauper's Give a Damn Campaign launches

The Give a Damn site has launched days later than planned. The site funded by Cyndi Lauper's True Colors Fund promotes equality.

Let gay marriage be religious, says UK Green Party

Britain’s Green Party has become the first and so far only political grouping to officially support an end to the ban on civil partnerships being conducted in places of worship.

U.K. equality commission questions legality of body scanners

The U.K.'s Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has written to the government suggesting that the full body scannners already in use at two major British airports may be both discriminatory and a breach of privacy laws.

Lady Gaga Says Hands Up

Lady Gaga is not shy when it comes to speaking her mind, and that's exactly what she'll be doing at a "Hands Up for Marriage Equality" benefit on Saturday, January 16, 2010 in Atlantic City.

Equality Chief in Britain Under Pressure After Board Resignations

Created two years ago to oversee all issues in Britain relating to breaches of human rights and instances of discrimination, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is an organization with a multimillion pound budget.

Op-Ed: Why Obama's weigh in on Gates' arrest was not a mistake

Dealing with issues of racial inequality in America is part and parcel of the tremendous responsibility President Obama willingly took on when he became our nation's first black president.

Op-Ed: The rising of the women means the rising of the race.

On June 4, 1919 a proposal was brought before Congress and by August 18, 1920 more than half of all the voting men in three quarters of the states of the union got together and forced women to take the vote.

Women To Receive Stronger Amendments To The Equalities Law

Sex equality laws to be 'strengthened' giving women better conditions at work after UK High Court victory.

Women's Rights in Yemen Take a Huge Leap Forward

Women in Yemen celebrate new rights.

Nordics show way in sex equality

Nordic nations are the closest in the world to full sexual equality, a survey by the World Economic Forum reveals.
 

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