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. 

 

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14 February 2018

Close the Gap’s ‘Be What You Want’ – Combat Gender Stereotyping

School Resource to Combat Gender Stereotyping
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09 February 2018

Distributing Period Products in Schools and Colleges

Good practice guidance on distributing period products in Schools and Colleges
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09 February 2018

Domestic Violence video

A video from Women's Aid on domestic violence
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09 February 2018

EIS Policies and Guidance

The EIS does a range of work to tackle issues of concern to members stemming from sex disc ...
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14 February 2018

Legal context – sex and gender equality

Sex (being a man or a woman) is a protected characteristic in the Equality Act 2010.
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09 February 2018

Members' Bill to end Period Poverty

EIS response to Monica Lennon MSP's proposal for a Member's Bill to end Period Poverty
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09 February 2018

Supporting Older Women Members in the Workplace

Guidance for EIS Representatives
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12 February 2018

Useful Links

Find more information on gender inequality
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