Gender Equality

Sex (being a man or a woman) is a protected characteristic in the Equality Act 2010. Sex discrimination, both direct and indirect, can affect both women and men, but women are affected more often than men. 

The Equality Act 2010 also covers gender reassignment and pregnancy discrimination. 

This section includes updates on our latest projects and policies to promote sex equality and challenge sexism and misogyny. 

 

In this section


International Women's Day 2018

07 March 2018

Further information about how we're celebrating International Women's Day 2018
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Distributing Period Products in Schools and Colleges

06 March 2018

Good practice guidance on distributing period products in Schools and Colleges
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Supporting Older Women Members in the Workplace

07 March 2018

Guidance for EIS Representatives
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Members' Bill to end Period Poverty

07 March 2018

EIS response to Monica Lennon MSP's proposal for a Member's Bill to end Period Poverty
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Close the Gap’s ‘Be What You Want’ – Combat Gender Stereotyping

06 March 2018

School Resource to Combat Gender Stereotyping
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EIS Policies and Guidance

09 February 2018

The EIS does a range of work to tackle issues of concern to members stemming from sex disc ...
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Useful Links

05 April 2018

Find more information on gender inequality
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