Transgender teenager sues Hereford school for discrimination – BBC News

Posted February 2nd, 2017 in education, equality, gender, news, transgender persons, young persons by tracey

‘A transgender teenager is taking legal action against his former school for discrimination.’

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BBC News, 2nd February 2017

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Transgender teen who cut parents out of his life wins payout after council let slip his new identity – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 19th, 2016 in damages, families, gender, human rights, mental health, news, transgender persons by sally

‘A transgender teenager who used human rights law to cut his parents out of his life has won thousands of pounds in compensation after a council official let slip his new identity.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th December 2016

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Is gender segregation in education discriminatory? – Cloisters

Posted December 1st, 2016 in education, gender, news, school children, sex discrimination by sally

‘Rachel Barrett and Chris Milsom discuss the recent case of Interim Executive Board of X School v Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills [2016] EWHC 2813 (Admin) in this blog.’

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Cloisters, 10th November 2016

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Mother’s determination that child was “gender variant” did him significant harm – Family Court – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted November 4th, 2016 in children, contact orders, gender, news by tracey

‘J (A Minor), Re [2016] EWHC 2430 (Fam) 21 October 2016. These proceedings concerned a care order sought by the local authority in respect of a seven year old boy (J). The judge found that his mother, who had separated from his father within 12 months of J’s birth, had caused her son significant emotional harm by making him live as a girl. The care order sought would allow J to continue to live with his father, in whose care he had flourished.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 1st November 2016

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Seven-year-old boy ‘living life entirely as a girl’ removed from mother’s care by judge – The Independent

Posted October 24th, 2016 in care orders, children, gender, news by michael

‘A seven-year-old boy who was “living life entirely as a girl” has been removed from his mother’s care following a ruling by a High Court judge.’

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The Independent, 22nd October 2016

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Research exposes £60k gender pay gap – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted September 21st, 2016 in gender, news, remuneration, solicitors by tracey

‘Men are earning on average nearly 20% more than women, latest Law Society research suggests, despite the gender pay gap falling to its narrowest since 2008. A survey of private practice solicitors’ salaries shows that male salaried partners at the top end of the earnings bracket make as much as £60,000 more than women in the same category.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 21st September 2016

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Number of women convicted of domestic violence at record high – The Independent

Posted September 20th, 2016 in domestic violence, gender, news, reports, statistics, women by tracey

‘The data did not specify if the women’s victims were male or female, however campaigners say the statistics serve as a reminder that while the overwhelming majority of abusers are male, women can also commit serious abuse.’

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The Independent, 19th September 2016

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Misogyny could be treated as a hate crime by police across UK – The Independent

Posted September 12th, 2016 in gender, hate crime, news, police, sex discrimination, women by sally

‘Misogyny could be treated as a hate crime by police forces across England and Wales in a bid to tackle sexist abuse. ‘

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The Independent, 11th September 2016

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Sexist hate crimes given second-class status, says senior Tory MP – The Guardian

Posted August 30th, 2016 in crime, gender, harassment, hate crime, news, police, women by sally

‘Gender-related hate crime has been given second-class status while sexist behaviour online, in the street and in the classroom has been going unchallenged, according to Maria Miller, who chairs the women and equalities select committee.’

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The Guardian, 29th August 2016

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Trans women are being forced to get divorced just to claim their pension – The Independent

‘Where an individual is recognised by the state in her passport and driving licence as a woman, why should she be required to end her marriage just to claim the pension that is rightfully hers?’

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The Independent, 11th August 2016

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Government to review 2004 Gender Recognition Act – The Guardian

Posted July 8th, 2016 in equality, gender, legislation, news by sally

‘Legal processes for registering a change of gender are to be overhauled to make them less distressing for transgender people.’

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The Guardian, 7th July 2016

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‘Gendercide’: Do Sex-Selective Abortions Breach Human Rights? – RightsInfo

Posted June 28th, 2016 in abortion, gender, human rights, news, sex discrimination by sally

‘Abortion is an emotive subject. It also raises several human rights questions, relating to women’s autonomy, religious beliefs and when the right to life begins.’

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RightsInfo, 27th June 2016

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Doctors could be prosecuted for gender-based abortion following British lawyers appeal to European Court of Human Rights – Daily Telegraph

‘Doctors who aborted foetuses based on their gender could finally be successfully prosecuted after British lawyers launched an appeal to the European Court of Human Rights calling for a reform of abortion law.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th June

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UK has one of worst records for gender equality at work – report – The Guardian

Posted May 18th, 2016 in employment, equality, gender, news, remuneration, sex discrimination, statistics by tracey

‘Researchers rank Britain 11th out of 18 countries, including US, France and Spain, for factors such as pay and board level representation.’

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The Guardian, 18th May 2016

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Carer found guilty of murdering her multiple sclerosis-suffering father – The Guardian

‘A carer who claimed she suffocated her father because of his “intolerable” multiple sclerosis has been found guilty of murder.’

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The Guardian, 26th February 2016

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Closing the Gap: Will the gender pay gap information Regulations bring about equality? – Cloisters

Posted February 22nd, 2016 in employment, equality, gender, news, penalties, remuneration, sex discrimination, statistics, women by sally

‘On 12 February 2016, the Government published the draft Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2016, which will affect some 8,000 businesses. This means that it finally implemented s.78 of the Equality Act 2010 (“EqA”), the section enabling the Secretary of State to make Regulations concerning equal pay audits. (The gender reporting implemented by these Regulations is not be confused with the compulsory audits ordered by ETs under s. 139A of the EqA). Section 78 was shunted sideways in 2010, then revived following pressure from the Lib Dems in the Coalition and Mind the Pay Gap, the campaign launched by Grazia magazine. And you thought Grazia was all about clothes and celebrities…’

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Cloisters, 15th February 2016

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Transgender patients in England face ‘long waits’ for appointments – BBC News

Posted February 22nd, 2016 in doctors, equality, gender, hospitals, news, transgender persons by sally

‘Transgender people are waiting up to 18 months for an initial consultation at specialist NHS gender identity clinics.’

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BBC News, 21st February 2016

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MoJ urged to probe impact of ‘religion-based law’ – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted December 9th, 2015 in codes of practice, equality, gender, Islam, Judaism, judiciary, Ministry of Justice, news by sally

‘The Ministry of Justice should issue guidance to ensure that religious and cultural tribunals comply with UK standards on gender equality and judicial independence, according to a high-profile commission into the role of religion and society.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 8th December 2015

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Judicial system should be “more ready to accommodate academics”, Lord Neuberger says – Litigation Futures

Posted December 9th, 2015 in disabled persons, diversity, equality, gender, judges, judiciary, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘The judicial system should be “more ready to accommodate academics” who were “more notable for their quality than for their quantity”, Lord Neuberger has said.’

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Litigation Futures, 9th December 2015

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Rules on whether transgender prisoners go to male or female jails to be reviewed – The Guardian

Posted December 9th, 2015 in death in custody, gender, news, prisons, probation, suicide, women by sally

‘The rules governing how transgender prisoners are treated – and whether they are sent to male or female prisons – are to be reviewed, the Ministry of Justice has announced.’

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The Guardian, 8th December 2015

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