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Females on the Frontline: Have We Progressed from Antiquity At All?

18 JANUARY 2018: If 2018 is to be the “Year of the Woman”, let us allow narratives of the female warrior neither to suppress her femaleness nor to dilute her achievements as a soldier, writes PhD candidate Rebecca Lees.Read more

Fat Cat Thursday: Women are being undervalued all the way to the top

4 JANUARY 2018: Fat Cat Thursday is also a story about the gender pay gap as so few of the highest earners are women, writes Sam Smethers.Read more

#16DaysofActivism: It's time to send out a strong message - forced marriage is a criminal offence

10 DECEMBER 2017: Fawcett's Avril Gillan speaks to Jasvinder Sanghera, a survivor of a forced marriage and the founder of Karma Nirvana, on why her campaigning is critical.Read more

#16DaysofActivism: Beyond ‘resilience’ - black women and mental health

9 DECEMBER 2017: Rarely do we talk about the countless women of colour who are surviving day to day life with the added challenge of psychological distress, writes Samara LintonRead more

Sexism, the status quo and young women's survival tactics

8 DECEMBER 2017: For vulnerable young women, proximity to males or maleness seem to equal either respect or safety, writes Naima Sakande from Leap Confronting Conflict.Read more

#16DaysofActivism: Uncovering the hidden practice of Breast Ironing in the UK

7 DECEMBER 2017: It is time for Breast Ironing to be given the same attention and statutory status as FGM in the UK, says Came Women and Girls Development Organisation.Read more

#16DaysofActivism: it’s time to start taking ‘Cyber VAWG’ seriously

6 DECEMBER 2017: Dr. Marsha Scott, Chief Executive of Scottish Women’s Aid, discusses the new law in Scotland to tackle image based abuse.Read more

My Big Beating Voice: Celebrating & empowering ethnic minority women through our suffrage history

5 DECEMBER 2017: My Big Beating Voice is a partnership project between Edinburgh Rape Crisis Centre and Amina – Muslim Women’s Resource Centre. It is funded by The Fawcett Society and Spirit of 2012’s Spirit of Women Changemakers grants programme.Read more

#16DaysofActivism: How do you make a film about ‘invisible women’ in immigration detention?

28 NOVEMBER 2017: Detention is a practice that harms everyone but when examined in relation to gender, it seems senselessly malicious, writes filmmaker Jade Jackman.Read more

#16DaysofActivism: Austerity policies are a barrier to BME women leaving violent relationships

27 NOVEMBER 2017: Austerity has impacted black and minority ethnic women dramatically, writes The Runnymede Trust's Kim McIntosh.Read more

Black History Month: Diversity and the British female Suffrage movement

30 OCTOBER 2017: The fight for the female vote was not solely a British, or a ‘white’ concern, writes historian Sumita Mukherjee.Read more

Gender pay gap groundhog day: Why we must keeping fighting to close the gap

27 OCTOBER 2017: Sam Smethers digs beneath the headline gender pay gap averages to explain some further worrying numbers.Read more

#MeToo: Bringing victims of sexual assault into the spotlight won’t stop rape. Bringing justice to perpetrators will.

20 OCTOBER 2017: Journalist Gemma McSherry reflects on the recent #MeToo trend, and why we must not allow the media narrative to continue bringing only the victims of sexual assault into the spotlight.Read more

Black History Month: The Afro-Caribbean women who changed Britain's food map

19 OCTOBER 2017: Food history writer Riaz Phillips honours the Afro-Caribbean women who have paved the way for Britain's Caribbean food industry.Read more

Black History Month: Mary Seacole, indomitable woman traveller and nursing pioneer

5 OCTOBER 2017: Historian Jane Robinson describes the life and times of Mary Seacole, a visionary who exploded almost every preconception and prejudice the Victorians held dear.Read more

Black History Month: The power of Olive Morris

2 OCTOBER 2017: Historical researcher Dr Angelina Osborne recounts discovering the extraordinary life events of Black feminist Olive Morris.Read more

Pregnancy discrimination is a living nightmare. Stand up to it this Hallowe’en

18 SEPTEMBER 2017: Pregnant Then Screwed are organising a major demonstration for better protections for working mums. Founder Joeli Brearley explains the issues at stake.Read more

Spirit of Women: Exploring themes of gendered perception within caring roles

1 SEPTEMBER 2017: Claire Cochrane from Stills Centre of Photography in Edinburgh, shares the creative outcomes of their latest project with the Edinburgh Art Festival.Read more

Why is Twitter still failing women?

22 AUGUST 2017: Twitter must play its part in defending online spaces from hate speech, writes Fawcett Chief Executive Sam Smethers.Read more

Tackling sexism in local councils - one campaigner tells her story

21 AUGUST 2017: Fawcett Society member Caroline Gillett recounts her experience of campaigning for women's rights in her hometown of Gosport, Portsmouth, following Fawcett's Local Government Commission report.Read more

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