Challenging gender discrimination must be part of a wider drive to build a culture that supports all types of diversity
The Border Force's Sara Alexander, winner of last year's Diversity and Inclusion Award for Championing Gender, tells CSW why buy-in from men is vital in confronting the issues faced by women in the civil service
The highest proportion of top public sector jobs on record went to women in the last year, new figures from the Commissioner for Public Appointments show
Equalities and Human Rights Commission paints stark picture of differing outcomes for ethnic minority groups and urges government to join up disparate initiatives
Latest bid to change the culture of the civil service sees 4,000 top officials asked questions on their background
MPs call on Department for Communities and Local Government, Department for Work and Pensions and Department for Education to develop new inclusion programmes particularly targeting women
The Civil Service Rainbow Alliance won praise at last year's Diversity and Inclusion Awards. Here, the CSRA's chair Oliver Entwistle tells CSW about the cultural gap that still exists between the top of the civil service and the frontline – and why he hopes the award will be a "catalyst for change"
Prejudice and discrimination can rise at a time of heightened insecurity, says Dr Marc Verlot of the Equality and Human Rights Commission – and it's not just the job of the police to tackle it
Vicky Pryce, former joint head of the Government Economic Service, tells Sam Macrory why, despite the tumultuous times ahead, she would welcome a return to Whitehall…and not only to increase the number of senior women by one
Civil Service Commission says Louise Haigh's call for shortlists to be published in a bid to shed more light on the male/female split would have a "deterrent effect on potential future applicants"
New research from the Civil Service Commission finds that while BME civil servants represented more than a tenth of all applicants to senior jobs, they made up less than 5% of those chosen for interview
Jo Hopkins, chair of the Home Office women’s network and senior sponsor of the Gender Equality Network, welcomes the steps being taken to encourage women from all backgrounds to join the civil service – and says the barriers women face are not just around gender but also race, ethnicity, sexuality, faith, age and background
Amid all the drama of last week’s arrival of a new government, it was easy to miss the launch of the Civil Service Workforce Plan. But, as Suzannah Brecknell explains, it’s a document that could have major implications for the future of the organisation as it grapples with the big challenges ahead