How does the Equality Act protect gender?
The Equality Act 2010 stipulates that a person has the protected characteristic of gender reassignment if the person is: “proposing to undergo, is undergoing or has undergone a process (or part of a process) for the purpose of reassigning the person’s sex by changing physiological or other attributes of sex”.
What is the purpose of Gender Equality Act?
The Equality Act 2006 established a Gender Equality Duty (GED) which places a statutory duty on public bodies* to have due regard to the need to: eliminate discrimination and harassment that is unlawful under the Sex Discrimination Act 1975, and discrimination that is unlawful under the Equal Pay Act 1970.
What does the Equality Act protect against?
The Equality Act is a law which protects you from discrimination. It means that discrimination or unfair treatment on the basis of certain personal characteristics, such as age, is now against the law in almost all cases.
What does the Equality Act 2010 say about gender reassignment?
The Equality Act 2010 says that you must not be discriminated against because you are transsexual, when your gender identity is different from the sex assigned to you when you were born. For example: a person who was born female decides to spend the rest of his life as a man.
What do you know about gender equality?
Gender equality is when people of all genders have equal rights, responsibilities and opportunities. Everyone is affected by gender inequality – women, men, trans and gender diverse people, children and families. … Gender equality prevents violence against women and girls. It’s essential for economic prosperity.
What Does Equality Act 2010 protect?
The Equality Act became law in 2010. It covers everyone in Britain and protects people from discrimination, harassment and victimisation. The information on the your rights pages is here to help you understand if you have been treated unlawfully.
What are the main points of the Equality Act 2010?
The Act makes it unlawful to discriminate against someone on the grounds of any of these characteristics: age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion/belief, sex (gender) and sexual orientation. These are often referred to as protected characteristics.
When was the Gender Equality Act introduced?
This Act enters into force on 1 May 2004.
What are the laws protecting women’s rights?
- RA 6949: Declaring March 8 as National Women’s Day.
- RA 7877: Anti-Sexual Harassment Act of 1995.
- RA 8353: Anti-Rape Law of 1997.
- RA 6949: Anti-Trafficking in Person Act of 2003.
- RA 6949: Anti-Violence against Women & Their Children Act of 2004.