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news paper
27
Dec

Looking back at 2018: Our top news stories of the year

Continuing on our series of looking back at the past year, we delve into some of our favourite and most important news stories of 2018. This year has seen the centenary of women’s suffrage in the UK, the first reporting of company’s gender pay gap, and more women taking a stand against sexual harassment. We...
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news paper
27
Dec

Looking back at 2017: our top news stories of the year

Continuing on our series of looking back at the past year, we delve into some of our favourite and most important news stories of 2017. This year has seen a snap general election from the second female Prime Minister; controversy over the BBC’s gender pay gap; and Saudi Arabia ruling that women can drive and...
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22
Dec

Inspirational Woman: Cherie Blair | Founder of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women

What motivated you to focus on empowering women through your career, and through your Foundation for women? I think my passion for women’s rights came from the way I was raised – by my mother and my grandmother, both incredibly strong women. My father had left us when I was in primary school, and I...
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sexual violence
23
Aug

Women-only train carriages could combat sexual violence, says Labour MP

Women-only carriages on public transport could combat sexual violence, a Labour politician has said. Shadow fire minister Chris Williamson said having separate compartments for women could offer a ‘safe space’ as sexual offences on public transport have doubled in the last five years. British Transport Police figures have shown that over 1,400 offences were reported...
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NHS
18
Apr

Over 800 women are suing the NHS over vaginal mesh implants

More than 800 women are preparing to sue the NHS for ‘barbaric’ vaginal mesh implants that have left many women unable to walk. The implants are used to treat pelvic organ prolapse and post-natal incontinence, but some have cut into the vagina. Of the 800 + women, some have been left in permanent pain, unable...
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Chechnya
11
Apr

Chechnya have opened a concentration camp for homosexuals

More than 100 gay men have been rounded up and held in concentration camps in Chechen Republic , according to campaigners and Russian newspapers. The prisoners have been subjected to beatings throughout the day, sometimes to death, and electrocution, due to their sexual orientation. Prisoners have also been forced to sit on bottles and subjected...
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gay
05
Apr

Men all around the Netherlands are holding hands in solidarity for a brutally attacked gay couple

Men up and down the country are holding hands as a sign of solidarity towards a gay couple who were viciously attacked over the weekend. On Sunday morning, couple Jasper Vernes-Sewratan and Ronnie Sewratan-Vernes were attacked by a group of six to eight men who saw them holding hands in the city of Arnhem. Reports note...
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Ivanka trump
21
Mar

Ivanka Trump will receive a West Wing office and access to classified information

Despite not being an official government employee, Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka has been given an important role in the White House. According to her attorney, Ivanka has been given an office in the West Wing, classified security clearance and access to government communication devices. Despite this, she will not receive a salary, or an official...
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