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.
In August 2014, the Scottish Government called for further powers to deliver at least 40 per cent female representation on public boards.
Legislation introduced on 16 June 2014 makes forcing someone to marry against their will a criminal offence.
The Council of Europe’s Gender Equality Strategy outlines the goals and priorities of the Council of Europe Programme on Gender Equality for the years 2014-2017.
On Saturday 8 March 2014, to coincide with International Women’s Day, the government published an updated violence against women and girls action plan.
On 6 February 2014 – International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation – the Government published a declaration to end Female Genital Mutilation in the UK and abroad.
In December 2013 the Council of the European Union adopted its conclusions on the effectiveness of institutional mechanisms for the advancement of women and gender equality.