Equality and Diversity: A New Approach to Gender Equality Policy in the UK Gender Studies
30th April 2011
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The United Kingdom is a country that claims to be intolerant towards gender discrimination and at ease with diversity of all kinds. It believes in the basic rights of its people as it supports equality and looks down upon prejudice. This paper focuses on the purpose of the Britain’s government Equality Bill policy now known as the Equality Act and examines the developments in the policy over time and the extent to which gender issues are considered or lost due to diversity. The impact of this particular policy has been immense; however, there is still lack of transparency for which recommendations shall be given in this paper as well. Also different books, Commission of Equality and Human Rights (CEHR) triennial review and UK’s Government Equalities Office (GEO) “Framework for a Fairer Future – The Equality Bill” will be discussed to signify how important this issue is.
Key Words: equality bill, commission of equality and human rights, gender, diversity
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Equality and Diversity: A New Approach to Gender Equality Policy in the UK
“If we are to achieve a richer culture, rich in contrasting values, we must recognize the whole gamut of human potentialities, and so weave a less arbitrary social fabric, one in which each diverse human gift will find a fitting place.” – Margaret Mead
The United Kingdom seems to be following along the same lines. The Equality Act first appeared in 2006 but could not be implemented as the parliament dissolved due to...