Government Slammed For Removing Protections For Transgender Children

After the decision of the Department of Education (DfE) to remove the protection from discrimination on the basis of gender identity from its guidelines on teaching the national curriculum, LGBT campaigners gave utterance to their disagreement.

Section 4.2 of the previous issue of the DfE’s Draft National Curriculum document, published in February 2013, said: “Teachers should take account of their duties under equal opportunities legislation that covers disability, ethnicity, gender, sexual identity, gender identity, and religion or belief.”

The last time the document was issued things changed and it referred only to “disability, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation” without mentioning anything about gender and gender identity.May be you will need some Health and Safety Policies for your business.

In the words of a spokesperson for the DfE told Gay Star News teachers knew what pupils wanted and should be able to respond to their needs.

One of the people who said they were against the changes was Zoe Kirk-Robinson, from Conservative LGBT group LBGTory. She said in her opinion the term “sex” did not include gender identity.

She added that the vulnerable transgender children would not feel protected anymore.

In fact they need to be protected better otherwise they would continue experience difficulties at school.

Educational academic Natacha Kennedy said: “I have encountered systematic transphobia on the part of many schools, and consequently there appears to be two default positions for trans children in most schools: fearfully hiding in the closet, and consequently underperforming academically, or out as trans and bullied out of school.”

In her view UK educational system should not erasure trans people from the National Curriculum.

Women Forced to Hide Their Real Names in Order to Find Job

According to a recent report the non-‘English names of ethnic minority women appear to be an obstacle before them when talking about job opportunities.

This report showed that women from ethnic minorities managed to find jobs after hiding their real names and background.

No matter their religion, Muslim women now agree to remove their hijabs when applying for job because they know it will deter them from finding one.

The co-founder of the Young Black Graduates non-profit organization, Jorden Berkeley, shared that after dropping her first name from her CV she started getting back much more calls than before.

She told the BBC: “I have many, many friends who were effectively told to ‘whiten’ their CVs by dropping ethnic names or activities that could be associated with blackness. It was a very sad realization.”

Another upshot from this report shows that the percent of unemployed women from ethnic minorities is bigger than that of white women. 63.6% of Pakistani and Bangladeshi women fell into this category, compared to 27.5% of white women.

The probable reason that women from ethnic minorities stay at home is that they have to take care of their families but the report claims that there is a chance they lose confidence because of their origins.

The chair of the committee, David Lammy, said that it was a shame for women to hide their names. “All unemployment is tragic but we simply can no longer remain so casual about women that are simultaneously the victims of both sexism and racism when they are competing in the labour market. It has massive implications for families and society as a whole.

“Getting women into jobs is the best way to break families out of the poverty cycle so it is time for the government to make addressing this a priority.”

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The End of Royal Gender Discrimination in the UK

It is considered that nowadays gender discrimination in the monarchy exists, so serious changes should be done in order to modify this situation.

All sixteen Commonwealth realms agreed on the changes last year but the declaration came right after the announcement that the duchess ofCambridgeis pregnant.

Changes will soon be accepted as now the realms have sent official letters of consent to the government of New Zealand.

Male primogeniture now gives male heirs the advantage over females when talking about the ascent to the throne no matter if the boy was or was not the first born child in the family.

The amendment, which will be known as Succession to the Crown Bill will be in favour of heirs who marry a Roman Catholic as they are now being expelled from the line of succession and future changes will stop this practice.

Speaking on the topic the Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said: “People across the realms of the Commonwealth will be celebrating the news that the Duke and Duchess ofCambridgeare expecting their first child. ”We can also all celebrate that whether the baby is a boy or a girl, they will have an equal claim to the throne.”

He promised that the new bill will be introduced to the House of Commons as soon as possible but the procedure is in fact going to be a time-consuming process because changes to the current law include alterations to a range of long-established legislation, which includes the Bill of Rights and Coronation Oath Act of 1688, the Act of Settlement 1701, and the Union with Scotland Act 1706.

This means that probably the rest of the Commonwealth realms will make their own modifications to the law before the UK manages to do so.

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