International Women’s Day was celebrated on 8 March. For people in Britain it held particular significance this year, falling a century after specific groups of women won the right to vote in the UK general election. This started the process for all adults to have the same voting rights as each other – men and women.
For many people, the fight for equality continues. In particular, the issue of gender diversity on boards and in senior management has come under focus in Britain recently. Furthermore, by April 2018, companies with more than 250 employees will have to publish details of any “gender pay gap”.