The Women and Equalities Select Committee (WEC) is continuing an inquiry into whether fathers are being failed in the workplace.
Starting in September 2017, WEC is taking forward the evidence it received before the General Election. You can join the conversation using #Fathers.
The Government Equalities Office (GEO) has announced new proposals to streamline and de-medicalise the process for changing gender. A consultation on the Gender Recognition Act 2004 will be launched in Autumn 2017.
Karima Bennoune, UN Special Rapporteur, invites stakeholders to contribute to a consultation on the impact of fundamentalism and extremism on the cultural rights of women. Submissions must be made by 19 May 2017.
The Women and Equalities Committee and the Petitions Committee of the House of Commons published a joint report on high heels and workplace dress codes in January 2017.
The Women and Equalities Select Committee has called for evidence on responses made by the Government to three recommendations made in the Committee’s March 2016 report. Evidence should reach the Committee by 12 April 2017.
A March 2016 report by the Women and Equalities Select Committee says the gender pay gap will persist unless Government policy changes. The Government responded in February 2017, rejecting most of the report’s recommendations.
The Fawcett Society launched a review into sex discrimination law in post-Brexit Britain in January 2017. The review also considered current laws and how to best balance the rights of the individual with the responsibilities of the organisation.
The Women and Equalities Committee report on Pregnancy and maternity discrimination calls for UK women to have protections similar to those in Germany after a ‘shocking’ increase in workplace pregnancy discrimination over the past decade. In January 2017 the Government responded to the report.
The Women and Equalities Committee launched an inquiry in January 2017 as new research reveals that many fathers do not feel supported in the workplace to care for their children. Submissions should be received by 1 March 2017.
The Women and Equalities Select Committee launched an inquiry into the Government’s plans for achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goal 5 (#SDG5) in October 2016. Submissions should be submitted by Monday 5 December 2016. Earlier submissions will be welcomed.