Equal Rights for Women to Fight

On 25 October 2018, history was made as the final barrier to women in the military service was broken down with the announcement that all roles in the armed forces are open to women recruits in the UK. The defence secretary, Gavin Williamson, announced on the planes of Salisbury (home to the defence training estate)Continue reading “Equal Rights for Women to Fight”

Unnatural Disasters and the Fight for Gender Equality

Most people in the 21st century believe in global warming. Its impact on our physical environment is – literally – impossible to escape. The frequency and intensity of droughts, floods, storms, cyclones, heatwaves, and other extreme weather events – so-called ‘natural disasters’ – is ever-mounting, now killing more people annually than have been killed inContinue reading “Unnatural Disasters and the Fight for Gender Equality”

Out of the Spotlight: Democracy and Women’s Rights in Afghanistan

With the media mostly focused upon Taliban aggression, less attention has been given to an important human rights topic: gender equality and democracy in Afghanistan. Despite a male population of which only 35% believe that women should have equal representation in government positions, and only 51% believe women should be allowed to work outside theContinue reading “Out of the Spotlight: Democracy and Women’s Rights in Afghanistan”


Speaking in her now famous address at the United Nations Headquarters on September 20, actress Emma Watson defined feminism as, “the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities. It is the theory of the political, economic and social equality of the sexes.” Watson felt the need to provide this definition afterContinue reading “#HeForShe”