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Coal Authority flying the flag for women’s suffrage

Coal Authority flying the flag for women’s suffrage

The Coal Authority ‘flew the flag’ for women’s suffrage last week as part of national celebrations to mark the centenary of the first women getting the vote.

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Get involved: share your ideas or join our movement for change

Get involved: share your ideas or join our movement for change

Call for the public to get involved in improving social mobility in the UK.

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Inspiring businesswomen: get funding for your innovation

Inspiring businesswomen: get funding for your innovation

There is up to £400,000, mentoring and business support for 8 female entrepreneurs to help them reach their full potential and change the face of innovation.

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UK announces £2.9m for human rights across the Commonwealth

UK announces £2.9m for human rights across the Commonwealth

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon announces £2.9 million for human rights projects across the Commonwealth, with particular focus on the South Pacific and small states.

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Government announces winners of funding to celebrate centenary year of suffrage

Government announces winners of funding to celebrate centenary year of suffrage

The government has today announced the first large projects to be awarded funding from the Women’s Suffrage Centenary Grant Scheme.

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Don’t forget to take ID to vote in five pilot areas on 3 May

Don’t forget to take ID to vote in five pilot areas on 3 May

If you live in Swindon, Woking, Watford, Gosport or Bromley, you will need identification to vote on 3 May 2018.

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International Transgender Day of Visibility   Andi's story

International Transgender Day of Visibility Andi's story

To mark International Transgender Day of Visibility, Sellafield Ltd employee Andi Rutherford has shared her story of transitioning in the work place.

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Foreign Secretary's visit to Asia, February 2018

Foreign Secretary's visit to Asia, February 2018

Boris Johnson visited Bangladesh, Burma and Thailand to raise and discuss issues including the Rohinghya humanitarian crisis and illegal wildlife trade.

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Government announces details of £2.5 million to celebrate centenary of suffrage

Government announces details of £2.5 million to celebrate centenary of suffrage

Minister for Women and Equalities Amber Rudd announces details of a £2.5 million investment to celebrate 100 years of women having the right to vote.

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Minister for Africa announces new support for Zimbabwe's democratic processes

Minister for Africa announces new support for Zimbabwe's democratic processes

Harriett Baldwin announced £5 million of new UK aid funding to strengthen Zimbabwean civil society ahead of the 2018 elections.

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Scottish people recognised in New Year Honours

Scottish people recognised in New Year Honours

Scottish sporting greats and community leaders among those recognised in New Year Honours list.

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Centenary Cities: 100 years of votes for women

Centenary Cities: 100 years of votes for women

Seven areas to receive share of £1.2m to support projects celebrating 100 years of votes for women

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Minister holds inaugural Electoral Summit

Minister holds inaugural Electoral Summit

Chris Skidmore, Minister for the Constitution, hosted the inaugural Electoral Summit yesterday, 11 December 2017.

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Minister announces accessibility improvements to voter registration service

Minister announces accessibility improvements to voter registration service

The voter registration service has been made more accessible for users, following an audit by the Government Digital Service Accessibility team.

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Lord Ahmad participates in UN Security Council debates on the Sahel and Children in Armed Conflict

Lord Ahmad participates in UN Security Council debates on the Sahel and Children in Armed Conflict

Lord Ahmad, Minister for the United Nations, visited New York on 30 to 31 October to participate in 2 debates at the UN Security Council.

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Call for bids – Gender Policy and Programmes Consultancy

Call for bids – Gender Policy and Programmes Consultancy

The British Consulate General in Jerusalem is seeking bids for a consultancy position focused on gender issues in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

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Human Rights Minister marks World Day Against the Death Penalty 2017

Human Rights Minister marks World Day Against the Death Penalty 2017

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon reiterates the UK's opposition to the death penalty.

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Human Rights Minister marks World Day Against the Death Penalty 2017

Human Rights Minister marks World Day Against the Death Penalty 2017

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon reiterates the UK's opposition to the death penalty.

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PM statement on Saudi women gaining right to drive

PM statement on Saudi women gaining right to drive

Prime Minister Theresa May's statement on Saudi Arabia's decision to lift the ban on women driving.

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Foreign Secretary's message for Rosh Hashanah

Foreign Secretary's message for Rosh Hashanah

The Foreign Secretary sends warm wishes to the Jewish community as they prepare to celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.

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Career break returner programmes launched to help people back to work

Career break returner programmes launched to help people back to work

New programmes will help people back to work after a career break, boost skills, and close the gender pay gap.

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FCO and DFID statement on the Advisory Commission Report on Rakhine State

FCO and DFID statement on the Advisory Commission Report on Rakhine State

The Advisory Commission, headed by Kofi Annan, published its report on Rakhine State, Burma on 24 August 2017.

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New Action to Promote LGBT Equality

New Action to Promote LGBT Equality

The Government announces new proposals to streamline and de-medicalise the process for changing gender and launches a nationwide LGBT survey

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FCO launches its Annual Human Rights report for 2016

FCO launches its Annual Human Rights report for 2016

Annual Report on Human Rights and Democracy puts human rights centre stage of foreign policy.

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Business Minister Margot James urges FTSE 350 firms to improve gender transparency

Business Minister Margot James urges FTSE 350 firms to improve gender transparency

The latest statistics on gender representation at the top of business are expected to be published later this year

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Department for Education Reports Gender Pay Gap

Department for Education Reports Gender Pay Gap

DfE becomes the first Government department to publish its gender pay gap and bonus pay gap.

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New Commissioner for the Equality and Human Rights Commission

New Commissioner for the Equality and Human Rights Commission

Lord Shinkwin appointed Commissioner for the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) by Equalities Minister Justine Greening.

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View Gender Pay Gap Information

View Gender Pay Gap Information

View gender pay gap information published by employers under new regulations

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Revenge Porn Helpline Given Further Funding

Revenge Porn Helpline Given Further Funding

A helpline dedicated to supporting victims of revenge porn is to get additional funding.

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Gender Pay Gap Reporting Goes Live

Gender Pay Gap Reporting Goes Live

The UK is one of the first countries to introduce gender pay gap reporting, requiring 9,000 employers to publish their gender pay gap.

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Customers to benefit from online passport application roll out

Customers to benefit from online passport application roll out

HM Passport Office has launched a new online passport renewal service as part of its drive to improve customer services.

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UK Commission on the Status of Women National Statement

UK Commission on the Status of Women   National Statement

UK Government commitment to the UN on women's economic empowerment and gender equality

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UK extends women’s rights protections to Bermuda and St Helena

UK extends women’s rights protections to Bermuda and St Helena

International discrimination protections have been increased for over 35,000 women and girls.

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Foreign Secretary announces new Foreign and Commonwealth Office Special Envoy for Gender Equality

Foreign Secretary announces new Foreign and Commonwealth Office Special Envoy for Gender Equality

Joanna Roper will spearhead the UK’s efforts to deliver a coherent international approach to ensuring the rights of women and girls.

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Chris Skidmore meets with students to encourage democratic participation in the West Midlands

Chris Skidmore meets with students to encourage democratic participation in the West Midlands

Minister for the Constitution Chris Skidmore talked about ways to increase voter registration in the run-up to the mayoral elections.

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Gender Pay Gap Reporting

Gender Pay Gap Reporting

Guidance for employers published

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UK Gender Pay Gap

UK Gender Pay Gap

The UK gender pay gap is at its lowest level ever. This government is committed to ensuring the gap is eliminated in a generation.

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Baroness Anelay promotes human rights on first visit to South Asia

Baroness Anelay promotes human rights on first visit to South Asia

Baroness Anelay will visit Sri Lanka and Burma for discussions in her capacity as the Prime Minister’s Special Representative for Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict and Minister for Human Rights

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UK and The High Negotiations Committee of The Syrian Opposition

UK and The High Negotiations Committee of The Syrian Opposition

On September 7 the UK Foreign Secretary will host the High Negotiations Committee of the Syrian Opposition (HNC) and numerous foreign ministers from across the world. During this time the HNC will launch their political vision for Syria, which details how they will aim to negotiate a political end to the conflict and what a future political system will look like.

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Caste discrimination: consultation

Caste discrimination: consultation

Government to conduct a public consultation on the issue of caste and the Equality Act 2010.

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CCS shortlisted for Inclusive Procurement Award

CCS shortlisted for Inclusive Procurement Award

CCS is among 3 finalists to be nominated for MSDUK's Inclusive Procurement Award

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2016 Queen's Birthday Honours

2016 Queen's Birthday Honours

Individuals recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for achievements supporting equality for women and LGB&T people

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Scottish Women Leading the Way: International Women’s Day Reception

Scottish Women Leading the Way: International Women’s Day Reception

The achievements of Scottish women will be celebrated at a reception held by the Secretary of State for Scotland David Mundell.

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Celebrating and encouraging female Scottish busines talent

Celebrating and encouraging female Scottish busines talent

Scotland Office Minister Andrew Dunlop to hold roundtable discussion on developing more female entrepreneurs and business leaders in Scotland.

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Disability Action Alliance: a new long term strategy

Disability Action Alliance: a new long term strategy

The Disability Action Alliance is developing a new strategy focusing on its long term sustainability and more collaborative working.

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