Workers in a bank watch as Occupy Wall Street protesters march in New York as part of the populist movement protesting economic inequality.
The Marikana tragedy has indicated the violent nature of the struggles over resources and income shares. Inequality must be fought because it perpetuates social injustice.
Marketing egg freezing as a way to extend women’s reproductive lives is simply false.
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The practice of offering egg freezing perks to employees is becoming increasingly more common. Facebook and Apple are in on the act, as too are some of our local IVF clinics.
It’s all just data – how can it be prejudiced?
Math isn’t prejudiced, goes the argument. But these arithmetic programs can learn bias from the data fed into them by human beings, leading to unfair treatment and discrimination.
England’s women go pro.
While women achieve great things on field, off-field administrators need to make sure they're supported.
What’s a better strategy: cast a wide net or tailor it narrowly?
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Past hiring discrimination appears to lead African Americans to cast a wide net, while women tend to seek out roles historically associated with their gender.
When it comes to shopping for clothes many consumers like customer service staff to be a mirror of themselves.
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New evidence suggests retailers hiring for looks are not as shallow as it seems.
Persecution based on a person’s sexual orientation, gender identity or intersex variation is recognised as a legitimate ground for seeking refugee status.
It is estimated that there are 175 million LGBTI persons living in persecutory environments worldwide. Only around 2500 asylum claims founded on sexual orientation or gender identity are successful annually.
Proud justice. But for how long?
Citizens need to be able to seek remedies for breaches of human rights in our own courts.
The world is recognising that the issue of same-sex marriage is a matter of what state law, not religious doctrine, says, to the extent that Luxembourg’s Prime Minister Xavier Bettel (right) and Gauthier Destenay recently married.
Same-sex marriage is about state recognition of the union between two people and is a political issue. Religious belief can apply in a church and in individual decisions, but not to a secular state.
Ashers Bakery case just the icing on the cake.
The fight over whether gay people deserve service taps into old sectarian divisions in Northern Ireland.
The silence is deafening.
Negotiations on the UN’s 15-year development strategy, which involve all 193 member states, have at last produced a set of ambitious Sustainable Development Goals. These focus on social justice, poverty…
Does relentlessly criticising Australia’s human rights record risk doing more harm than good?
Australia's human rights record isn't perfect, but it still good. if Australians aren't able to take some pride in that and be inspired to do even better, over-the-top criticism could backfire.
Apple and its CEO Tim Cook urged Indiana and its governor to “think different.”
The corporate backlash shouldn’t be a surprise. Companies have increasingly played a more active role on social issues.
By all means believe. But check your facts first.
UKIP leader thinks we don't need equality laws anymore. He couldn't be more wrong.
Wonder where your award is?
Instead of award ceremonies for high achievers, let's recognise the women struggling to get by at work.
Some fathers with mental illness feel discriminated against for their – perceived or actual – inability to meet the traditional paternal responsibilities of provider, protector and role-model.
Where there is mental illness, there’s almost invariably social disapproval and discrimination. And a report released by the Australian Institute of Family Studies today shows fathers with mental illness…
With controversial headline “This brazen Islam” a French magazine in 2012 claimed Muslims were infiltrating hospitals, cafeterias, swimming pools, schools
Commentators in France and elsewhere have taken the recent terrorist attacks in Paris as an occasion to reflect more broadly about Muslims in France. Many read the attacks as a sign of French Muslims…
For sighted users, a website looks no different whether it is accessible or not, but users with visual disabilities know all too soon when they are unable to use it.
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A blind woman has launched a claim of unlawful discrimination against Coles and its online website. For those of us who are totally blind and working in the disability law space this lawsuit is no surprise…
Brave move: Kellie Maloney.
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Famous boxing promoter, Kellie Maloney, recently came out as transgender. She did so as a pre-emptive move, because it had become clear to her that at least two newspapers were going to out her without…
Anti-obscenity laws were never designed to stop racism.
Karen Bailey pleaded guilty at Downing Centre Local Court last Thursday to the crime of using offensive language. Bailey received a 12-month good behaviour bond for the offence, with no conviction recorded…