In August 2015, the European Commission published a Roadmap as part of an initiative to address the low participation of women in the labour market.
A cross-government declaration outlining the UK’s progress to end female genital mutilation (FGM) and child marriage was published on 22 July 2015.
Maria Miller was elected as chair of the Women and Equalities Committee in June 2015. The Committee will examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the Government Equalities Office (GEO).
A government amendment to the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill 2014-2015 will introduce mandatory gender pay reporting for large companies.
On 11 March 2015, Baroness Northover delivered the UK statement on gender equality at the 59th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women.
New measures aimed at bringing an end to female genital mutilation (FGM) in the UK were announced on 6 February 2015 – International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM.
On 4 November 2014, CEDAW and CRC issued joint General Recommendation No. 31/General Comment No. 18 on harmful practices.
On 17 November 2014, the General Synod of the Church of England enacted the measure enabling women to be ordained as Bishops in the Church of England.
On 1 October 2014, the Government announced the introduction of regulations to ensure employers meet equal pay legislation requirements.
In September 2014, Věra Jourová was appointed the first Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality.