Sex and Gender

  • 15 Nov 2013

    Many who support the idea of an independent Scotland but would prefer not to be described as nationalists are motivated by the prospect of greater responsibility, explains Alison Johnstone, MSP for Lothian and a member of the Scottish Parliament’s economy committee. Here she sets out a vision of a just, sustainable future with a particular emphasis on the vital role of women, children, welfare and work. Among other things, she draws upon examples and models from the Nordic countries.

  • 14 Nov 2013

    Human rights campaigners have rallied outside the Commonwealth’s London HQ ahead of the upcoming Sri Lanka summit.

  • 13 Nov 2013

    Violence against girls and women is all too prevalent across the globe – and increases during and in the aftermath of emergencies – says World Vision

  • 8 Nov 2013

    A key European court has refused to rule that the criminalisation of consensual same-sex activity constitutes “persecution” for the purposes of EU asylum law.

  • 8 Nov 2013

    The Quaker Lesbian and Gay Fellowship has been named Community Group of the Year by Stonewall supporters for their long-standing commitment to equality.

  • 6 Nov 2013

    A 'safe space' created for dialogue on human sexuality featured stories of pain, exclusion and violence at the WCC Assembly.

  • 4 Nov 2013

    The proportion of young women doing low-paid, low-skill jobs has trebled over the last 20 years, according to new research commissioned by the TUC.

  • 2 Nov 2013

    'Dangerous Women' is the title of a conference taking place this weekend on the brave women who campaigned against the First World War, and for gender and social justice.

  • 1 Nov 2013

    The World Council of Churches 10th Assembly being held in Busan, Republic of Korea (30 October - 8 November 2013), is continuing the 60-year WCC campaign for advocacy of gender justice. The Council, in partnership with Korean women, has designed an encounter space – Umulga SHe-Space in the Madang exhibition hall at the WCC assembly. J. Ayana McCalman introduces the concept and the fresh space it opens up for conversation and action around gender justice.

  • 1 Nov 2013

    The issue of equality for all people has been raised at the World Council of Churches 10th Assembly by a group of LGBT activists.