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This National Hate Crime Awareness Week, let’s make gendered abuse a hate crime

“Hooked me around the neck really tightly”, “Following me slowly in his car”, “Rubbed his bits against my back”, “I felt trapped”, “Are you legal yet?”, “He told me I was ‘ugly anyway’”, “A man has decided I’m fair game to touch or follow”. This is just a small example of some of the hundreds of statements made by women from ...

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‘There is no peace without women!’: Gender and the Colombian peace process

One of our goals of our #FaceHerFuture campaign, a coalition of women's and equalities organisations who are working to make sure women's issues are at the heart of the Brexit negotiations, is to make ...

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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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Taking Fawcett forward

It’s the end of my first week as the new Chief Executive and I am already getting to grips with what Fawcett’s future agenda will be and how it could ...

Taking Fawcett forward
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Female prisoners pay a high price

Statistics show that one in three women in prison has experienced sexual abuse and over 50 per cent of women in prison have suffered domestic abuse. Women in the criminal ...

Female prisoners pay a high price
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Making sense of school uniforms

Although Britain may not be renowned for its glorious summers, this random upsurge in heat has highlighted a serious cause for concern. Reported largely by the twitter account ‘Everyday Sexism’, ...

Making sense of school uniforms
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Our Human Rights Act empowers women

One of the big questions causing a stir in print and social media around the Election and since was whether the new Government would make good on the promise to ...

Our Human Rights Act empowers women
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Honour Mothers, Honour All Carers with a living wage

This year International Women’s Week ends with Mother’s Day, so for once we can celebrate them together. They belong together. The overwhelming majority of women in the world are mothers ...

Honour Mothers, Honour All Carers with a living wage
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Project guardian – how the police are putting an end to sexial harassment on public transport

‘It isn’t serious enough’. ‘The police haven’t got time to deal with it’. ‘I don’t know how to report it’. ‘How could they catch them’? ‘I’m so embarrassed’. The reasons people ...

Project guardian – how the police are putting an end to sexial harassment on public transport
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