equality matters

To achieve sustainable change gender inequality needs to be addressed. We are taking steps to change expectations about what it is to be a woman.

Interview with Lynellyn Long

In 2015 we featured the work of HERA, a charity which gives women survivors of trafficking, conflict, and other forms of violence, control over their futures – has launched its first crowd funding campaign. We are delighted now to be able to interview inspirational CEO, Lynellyn Long, founder of [...]

Action Plan to Close Digital Gender Gap

Women’s participation in digital society is integral to achieving Agenda 2030. An ‘Action Plan to Close the Digital Gender Gap’ has been launched at “Women’s Empowerment in the Digital Age” during the High-Level Meeting of the World Summit of the Information Society currently taking [...]

Book Review – New Lanark In Search of Utopia

New Lanark – In Search of Utopia by C A Hope This is the final book in the trilogy by C A Hope which is based on the true story of the birth of the New Lanark cotton mills which is now a UNESCO Heritage Site. Previously I reviewed the first two books: New Lanark Spinning New Lives and New [...]

The F Word

No, I am not referring to the four-letter “f” word. I am referring to feminism. Feminism is a term that became popular after World War II when women started to stand up for the proposition that they were equal to men in all respects. At the time, men reacted quite violently to the proposition [...]

Gender identity and unconscious bias

In her book, Willful Blindness, Margaret Heffernan argues that the biggest threats and dangers we face are the ones we don’t see – not because they’re secret or invisible, but because we’re willfully blind. We turn a blind eye in order to feel safe, to avoid conflict, to reduce anxiety and [...]

Women work unpaid for 57 days a year

Last month here at the3rdimagazine columnist Jane Pendry wrote that Law Society of Scotland has published a study showing that male solicitors are being paid up to 42% more than female solicitors in the later stage of their careers. This is in comparison to the UK overall pay gap which is 19.1%. [...]
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