articles about equality

05/04/2019 ForcesWatch comment

With the stationing of British troops in Brunei, the UK government has a powerful hand to play in challenging the new anti-LGBTQ+ law imposed by the Sultan.

Contact your MP to ask them to attend the parliamentary debate on LGBTQ+ rights in Brunei.

democracy, equality
14/02/2019 ForcesWatch comment

We look at the Lost Heroines campaign by specialist lawyers Bolt Burdon Kemp which highlights some of the issues facing women in the military, with a particular focus on sexual harassment.

24/11/2016 Child Soldiers International press release

Figures released today reveal that the British Army has increased its intake of 16-year-olds in the past 12 months, defying calls from the UN, children’s rights organisations and others campaigning for an end to the recruitment of minors.

03/06/2014 Open Democracy / Rachel Taylor

Child Soldiers International: We now face the prospect of 16 year old girls joining the army in combat roles.

08/05/2014 The Guardian

Defence secretary Philip Hammond has signalled that women will be eligible to serve in combat roles in the British army for the first time.

equality, gender, recruitment
06/05/2014 Vron Ware on DiscoverSociety.org

You know the British Army is experiencing a crisis in recruitment when they start to make noises about ending the ban on women in combat roles...

equality, gender, recruitment
15/04/2014 Today programme, BBC Radio 4

The Army is failing to combat disturbing and violent sexism, Radio 4's Today programme has heard.

13/03/2014 Channel 4 news

Channel 4 report on how the MoD deal with bullying and assault in the armed forces and new indications that they recognise that the chain of command is part of the problem. Can it be tackled if the new Ombudsman that the MoD has announced will not be independent?

03/03/2014 BBC online

A second inquest into the death of Cpl Anne-Marie Ellement, who was found hanged, has found the effect of an alleged rape by two serviceman and bullying by colleagues were factors in her taking her own life.

03/03/2014 The Guardian

Informal and unaccountable 'in-house' procedures mean hundreds of allegations go unquestioned