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Defending the human rights of childbearing women from a turbulent future

In the volatile political, economic and social climate of post-referendum UK, many of us are anxious and uncertain about the future. Women across their reproductive lives face the same challenges in obtaining full and equal participation in society as before, but with an added concern that the future may be increasingly turbulent - particularly for the most vulnerable in our ...

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Women and girls at risk must be counted in plans for the UK’s future

 The most vulnerable women and girls face uncertain futures at the best of times. With childhoods marked by trauma, poverty, and insecurity, they grow up to struggle with mental illness, ...

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A better future for migrant and vulnerable women

 Following the Brexit vote, it is crucial to ensure that women’s rights are not diluted, and that we have an inclusive society where all women are treated with dignity and ...

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Facing the future of reproductive rights

 As part of our #FaceHerFuture campaign, we're running a series of blogs from our partner organisations to explain their concerns and ideas for furthering women's rights as we prepare to leave the ...

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The Millicent Fawcett annual wreath-laying ceremony

On 2nd July, in our 150th year, we commemorated Millicent Fawcett at the annual wreath-laying ceremony at St George's Chapel in Westminster Abbey. Elizabeth Crawford delivered the speech below in ...

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Helping survivors of domestic abuse to face their future

What does the concept of ‘future’ mean to a woman experiencing domestic abuse? The future can be a scary and dark place when you are living with an unpredictable perpetrator, ...

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The time has come to #FaceHerFuture

Today we come together with women’s organisations and allies to launch our new Face Her Future campaign, which is about the future we want for the women and girls in ...

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Why aren’t women represented at music festivals?

 Photo source: Wunmi Onibudo/NME Katherine Stewart at Just a Grrrl, a forum dedicated to bringing women in the music industry together, blogs about how women are faring at festivals. We associate a lot of ...

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EU Referendum: Vote Leave

As part of our campaign to get women's voices heard in the EU referendum debate, we asked Dreda Say Mitchell to tell us why she's voting leave, and why it ...

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EU Referendum: Vote Remain

Why should women vote to Remain in the EU this June? Monica Threlfall argues the case, as part of our campaign to get women's issues talked about in this debate ...

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