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Spirit of Women: Inspiring girls through the power of basketball

1 AUGUST 2017: The Runnymede Trust Basketball Inspiration Programme is a funded project from The Spirit of Women Changemakers Grants Programme. Founder Michelle Moore explains how the power of sports role models is impacting hundreds of young women.Read more

The battle for abortion rights for Northern Irish women isn't over

30 JULY 2017: The disparity in the fundamental human rights granted to women in Northern Ireland, compared to those paying the same tax just a 40 minute flight away is grossly unjust, writes journalist Gemma McSherry.Read more

Does Local Government Work for Women?

14 JULY 2017: Our local councils spend £94 billion of our money. In many town halls, what we have today can only be described as an out-dated culture which is holding local government back.Read more

Eradicating the novelty and questioning of women in the electronic music industry

30 JUNE 2017: Sarah Fewtrell is co-founder of New Scenery, a collective tackling sexism in the electronic music industry while fundraising for women's rights issues.Read more

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

16 JUNE 2017: A year on since the MP Jo Cox was murdered, Amy Fowler writes about how the Leadership Programme for Women named in Jo's honour changed her life.Read more

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

14 JUNE 2017: Chief Executive Sam Smethers on why the UK Government's imminent deal with the Democratic Unionist Party is cause for concern for all women's rights campaigners.Read more

We have more women in Westminster than ever - but progress is still far too slow

09 JUNE 2017: Fawcett Society Chief Executive reflects on the results of the 2017 General Elections and what it means for women's representation.Read more

English devolution – where are the women?

6 JUNE 2017: Gill Morris asks why women are still underrepresented in Parliament in the wake of the Metro Mayoral elections. Sam Smethers, Donna Hall, Tabitha Morton and Eve Holt provide some answers.Read more

Why is The Handmaid’s Tale so powerful and terrible? Because it is not unreal

27 MAY 2017: Sam Smethers from The Fawcett Society explains why Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale is not so far removed from the world we live in today.Read more

The stigma and loneliness of being a young mother

19 MAY 2017: Almost half of young mothers aged under 25 regularly miss meals to provide for their children, writes Young Women's Trust Research Manager Emma McKay.Read more

N. Yorkshire Police become second UK force to recognise misogyny as hate crime

11 MAY 2017: North Yorkshire Police are the second force in the UK to make misogyny a hate crime. Deputy Chief Constable Lisa Winward explains why.Read more

Pregnant women are taking desperate measures in the face of N. Ireland’s abortion ban

3 MAY 2017: Women face enormous challenges in Northern Ireland when trying to access the same reproductive healthcare that the rest of us take for granted, writes filmmaker Hattie Ladd.Read more

Why do women so rarely make it in the financial sector?

13 APRIL 2017: Author and journalist Iona Blain gives her insight on the lack of women in the financial sector, and how we should go about resolving it.Read more

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

12 APRIL 2017: Of the 533 people who've travelled into space since Gagarin’s first mission, around 10% of these have been women and 1.5% have been women of colour.Read more

Help tackle unwanted sexual behaviour on London transport: Report it

11 APRIL 2017: Siwan Hayward, Head of Transport Policing at TfL is campaigning to stop unwanted sexual behaiour on public transport and highlighting how you can report it.Read more

Period poverty will persist for as long as we see it as a shameful ‘women’s problem’

7 APRIL 2017: Gabby Edlin, founder of Bloody Good Period, speaks about her experience tackling period poverty among asylum seeking women, and her thoughts on shocking findings earlier this month that British schoolgirls are missing school as they’re unable to afford sanitary products.Read more

“ I’m sorry I’m pregnant ”: Four words no working woman should have to say

6 APRIL 2017: Kath from Is It A Mummy Day? speaks about the discrimination so many pregnant women face, and how we can mobilise to end it.Read more

Driving instructors: the workers defying the gender pay gap

5 APRIL 2017: Jessi Cole explores why female driving instructors have a higher earning potential than males, being one of the few workers not affected by the gender pay gap.Read more

Archaeology in the 21st century must tackle sexual harassment and lack of diversity- here’s how

30 MARCH 2017: Joe Flatman on how archaeology suffers from social and cultural problems that can lead to discrimination.Read more

It’s 2017, and we still can’t put mothers on marriage certificates

28 MARCH 2017: Adrienne Bamberger questions why in 2017, a mother's name and profession is not mentioned on a marriage certificate, nor is there any space for same-sex partnerships, gender-fluid parents, or non-binary people.Read more

The golden handcuffs of flexible working

26 MARCH 2017: Stella from 'Is It a Mummy Day?' talks about the difficulties of flexible working and how that leads to gender discrimination.Read more

One in ten nursery staff earn less than the minimum wage- most affected are women

23 MARCH 2017: Claire Harding talks about the reality of nursery staff earning less than minimum wage and why the government should be doing something about it.Read more

One in ten girls experience rape – Governments must act now to stem this global epidemic

20 MARCH 2017: Antonia Kirkland writes about the shocking number of women who experience sexual violence and what needs to be done to end this global epidemic.Read more

Pregnant women and mothers hope for greater access to justice with #GiveMeSix campaign

13 MARCH 2017: Joeli Brearley , the founder of the 'Pregnant then Screwed' campaign, writes about the injustice that many pregnant and postpartum women face while in work.Read more