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Sweet Green. New Retail Trends. Germaine Greer: “I don’t believe a woman is a man without a cock” Watch Charli XCX’s documentary on feminism and the music industry. What does it mean to be a good girl? Women's Equality Party calls for quotas for female MPs. Image copyright PA The Women's Equality Party has called for quotas for female MPs, an end to the gender pay gap and more affordable childcare as it set out its agenda.

Women's Equality Party calls for quotas for female MPs

The party, which was formed six months ago, said it would field candidates in elections starting next Spring. Leader Sophie Walker said Parliament could have equal representation of men and women within a decade if parties prioritised women in safe seats. She attacked other parties for thinking they could "dole out" equality. The party, the brainchild of broadcaster Sandi Toksvig and journalist Catherine Mayer, says it is prepared to work with other parties to secure genuine equality in society but has challenged David Cameron "to put us out of business" by implementing all of its ideas. 'Special measures'

Hollywood gender pay gap quotes. The disparity in what is paid to men and women is an issue across the board, in work places around the country and even in Hollywood.

Hollywood gender pay gap quotes

From Gwyneth Paltrow to Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep and Lisa Kudrow stars have come out in their scores to address the issue, whereby women are often paid millions of pounds less than their male counterparts. Check out these actresses (and Ryan Reynolds) sticking up for women’s rights… Gender equality will happen - but not until 2095. With a gap of 94pc, education equality is the second strongest, with 25 countries having eliminated the gap altogether, including three in the last year.

Gender equality will happen - but not until 2095

However, almost 30pc of countries have larger education gaps than they did in 2006. The other two pillars, female economic participation and political empowerment, lag far behind. Of the 142 countries tracked, none has eliminated either of these gender gaps, and just 14 nations have narrowed the economic disparity to 80pc. The global politics gap stands at 21pc, meaning the average woman has a fifth of the political empowerment that the average man has. The Global Gender Gap Report ranks countries according to their relative domestic disparities in giving men and women access to their resources, so the index is not skewed by a nation’s development status or economic strength.

Women's Equality Party launch policies. Today WE announce our first set of policies and campaigns.

Women's Equality Party launch policies

Watch the full video here. It is just six months since Catherine Mayer and Sandi Toksvig had the idea for a Women’s Equality Party to transform the life chances of women in our country and so build a better society for all. You can catch up on all the action here Share and discuss with the hashtag #WElaunch. Fake ad agency sells female empowerment to brands. Dove started it.

Fake ad agency sells female empowerment to brands

Soft piano music floating through the minimalist warehouse space as a woman sits down across from a sketch artist. “Tell me about your hair,” he says, as she starts to describe different parts of her body – depreciatingly, of course – while he sketches the ugly version of her she described. Rose McGowan hits out at Caitlyn Jenner.

The backlash against Cailtyn Jenner continues.

Rose McGowan hits out at Caitlyn Jenner

One man lost his wife, an NYPD officer, on September 11. That year, Glamour posthumously awarded her "Woman Of The Year". When Caitlyn Jenner received the award this year, the man returned his wife’s award in protest, lashing out at Jenner’s life of luxury in comparison to the trans youth he tried to help every day during his work as a police officer, serving the streets of New York. While accepting her "Woman Of The Year" award, Jenner said that "the hardest part of being a woman is figuring out what to wear".

Moschino makes history with first boy in Barbie ad. Moschino has dropped the ad for its Barbie, a 30-second video which, for the first time in the doll’s 56-year history, features a boy.

Moschino makes history with first boy in Barbie ad

“So fierce!” He says, while placing a quilted shopper bag on the arm of his doll dressed in a leather two-piece from Moschino’s AW14 collection. In 2015 it’s a generally accepted fact that gender specific toys can have a negative impact on children. Watch Nicki Minaj deliver a powerful poem about sex and race. If you need some major inspiration today, then look no further than Nicki Minaj’s on-point rendition of Maya Angelou’s famous 1978 poem “Still I Rise”, a recital that was delivered on Wednesday night as part of A&E Network’s benefit concert, Shining a Light: A Concert for Progress on Race in America.

Watch Nicki Minaj deliver a powerful poem about sex and race

Fittingly, the poem explores ideas of racism, misogyny and sexuality, all issues that Minaj has been vocal about in the past. Gender Equality. Helen Mirren is Britain's most 'empowering' female says poll of 2,000 women. Dame Helen Mirren is the most empowering female, according to other women.

Helen Mirren is Britain's most 'empowering' female says poll of 2,000 women

A study of 2,000 women revealed the Calendar Girls actress, 70, was ahead of author JK Rowling and First Lady Michelle Obama. Women’s Empowerment Principles. Empowering women to participate fully in economic life across all sectors is essential to build stronger economies, achieve internationally agreed goals for development and sustainability, and improve the quality of life for women, men, families and communities.

Women’s Empowerment Principles

The private sector is a key partner in efforts to advance gender equality and empower women. Current research demonstrating that gender diversity helps businesses perform better signals that self-interest and common interest can come together. Yet, ensuring the inclusion of women’s talents, skills and energies—from executive offices to the factory floor and the supply chain—requires intentional actions and deliberate policies. The Women’s Empowerment Principles offer practical guidance to business and the private sector on how to empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community. In brief, the Principles are: Read the full version » Related Link Women's Empowerment Principles Website.

Beyonce-and-salma-hayek-lead-new-gucci-empowerment-campaign. Beyonce, Salma Hayek and Frida Giannini have launched a new Gucci global campaign for female empowerment, Chime For Change. The initiative aims to raise funds and awareness supporting girls' and women's empowerment projects around the world, through sharing 'powerful stories' about inspiring females. Focusing on three key pillars: Education, Health and Justice, Chime For Change hopes to convene, unite and strengthen voices speaking out for vulnerable girls and women. Alexa-chung-4. Alexa Chung has taken a break from her action-packed schedule of festivals, fashion parties and modelling to make a visit to Malawi to learn more about Oxfam’s Global gender equality campaign.

‘So honoured to be in Malawi with @oxfamgb looking at the great work they do here on gender equality. Margaret Thatcher: A Symbol Of Female Empowerment? The Iron Lady is as polarising in death as she was in life. While some mourn her passing and hail the late Baroness as a pioneer, others have been holding street parties in celebration of her demise. But, other issues aside, what did Thatcher do for female empowerment? Discuss Reasons For Changes In The Role Of Women In The Family In Contemporary Society - GCSE Sociology.

Extracts from this document... Introduction Discuss Reasons For Changes In The Role Of Women In The Family In Contemporary Society The role of women in the family has changed over the last few decades. Suffragette Trailer - Get Your First Look. Hashtivism: The feminist hashtags that are ruling 2015. More women help turn the tide in fashion’s top jobs. American Apparel's first female boss replaces founder Charney. Talking Business: 'Talented women must believe they can achieve' Two female directors step down from Tesco board. Fashion’s inspiring women. Among the numerous names put forward, some of those heralded as being fashion’s most inspirational ladies are designers Diane Von Furstenberg and Vivienne Westwood, and former Burberry boss Angela Ahrendts, alongside retail guru Mary Portas, Jimmy Choo co-founder Tamara Mellon and founder of fuller cup lingerie brand Bravissimo, Sarah Tremellen.

Read below for the full list of who these leading industry figures nominated. Leave your comments at the bottom of the article to tell us who you would nominate. Daniel Morris, managing director of Paul’s Boutique. Male-female wages gap to be monitored by law. Benetton unveils new collection and £1.5m women empowerment project. Deepika Padukone: Male bashing or women's empowerment? No Sir retail platform addresses male-dominated industry. Ocean’s Eleven is Getting an All Female Remake. In September Sandra Bullock and George Clooney asked whether there were male movie roles where the director could simply switch the character for a female. Is your brain male or female? 28 September 2014Last updated at 21:02 ET By Dr Michael Mosley BBC Do you have a "male" or "female" brain? Women 'deserve' pensions redress, says Baroness Bakewell. Why we need to change the way we talk about sex work.

Six years ago, the Sex Worker Open University (SWUO) laid out its aim – to advance UK sex worker rights by fighting its criminalisation. Run by current and former sex workers, it aims to bring together its diverse community, which includes escorts, rent boys, porn actors, cam models, erotic masseuses and street workers.