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How the Jo Cox Women in Leadership Programme inspired and changed me

How the Jo Cox Women in Leadership Programme inspired and changed me

I learned long ago that political engagement is the path to change and that you can’t rely on other people to do it; you have to be part of it. The day after President Trump was elected, five months after the Brexit decision, I picked up my abandoned application for the Jo Cox Women in Leadership Programme, finished it, and sent ...

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Abortion Rights And Wrongs: Women’s Rights Must Not Be Used As A Bargaining Chip With The DUP

Eileen is 17 years old and finds out that she is pregnant. She’s in a relationship with a boy who’s a bit older than her. It’s a bit off and ...

Abortion Rights And Wrongs: Women’s Rights Must Not Be Used As A Bargaining Chip With The DUP
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We Have More Women In Westminster Than Ever – But Progress Is Still Far Too Slow

Making predictions can be a bit of a risky business. A few weeks ago at the Fawcett Society we did an analysis of the likely outcome of the general election ...

We Have More Women In Westminster Than Ever – But Progress Is Still Far Too Slow
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English devolution – where are the women?

Every which way you look there is a shortage of women leaders in politics. Lack of diversity is not a new problem in the UK so why does it prove ...

English devolution – where are the women?
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Why is The Handmaid’s Tale so powerful and terrible? Because it is not unreal

I don’t really have one favourite read. Just a series of books which have each contributed something to my personal take on the world.  Added to that, favourites change don’t ...

Why is The Handmaid’s Tale so powerful and terrible? Because it is not unreal
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The stigma and loneliness of being a young mother

Young Women’s Trust have known for some time that when it comes to seeking work, being a mother throws extra obstacles in the way of young women. In our 2015 ...

The stigma and loneliness of being a young mother
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North Yorkshire Police are now the second force in the UK to recognise misogyny as a hate crime

When Nottinghamshire Police announced in July 2016 that they were to be the first police force in the UK to recognise misogyny as a hate crime – the response the ...

North Yorkshire Police are now the second force in the UK to recognise misogyny as a hate crime
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Pregnant women are taking desperate measures in the face of Northern Ireland’s abortion ban

Our new blog series, Speakers’ Corner, gives a voice to anyone who has experienced gender discrimination in their everyday lives. Here, filmmaker Hattie Ladd, speaks about the haunting stories she heard while making ...

Pregnant women are taking desperate measures in the face of Northern Ireland’s abortion ban
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Why do women so rarely make it in the financial sector?

Our new blog series, Speakers’ Corner, gives a voice to anyone up against gender discrimination in their everyday lives. Here, author and journalist Iona Bain, gives some insight into her ...

Why do women so rarely make it in the financial sector?
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Women have always been part of the space race. We need to tell their stories.

Today marks the UN's International Day of Human Space Flight. This was established in 2011 on the 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s epic 1961 mission when he became the first human ...

Women have always been part of the space race. We need to tell their stories.
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