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“Simplifying complicated issues can be tricky”: the problem with social media infographics

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Kristina Murkett
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    Jess Phillips MP wants to tear down the barriers that keep ‘normal people’ out of politics

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    Our campaign challenging male violence against women just scored its first big win

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    Jess Phillips on what she wants to see in the government’s new violence against women strategy

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If the government wants to stop rape, it must invest in challenging rape myths

“This is a systemic problem that’s rooted in victim-blaming, rape myths and stereotypes.”

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Moya Crockett
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Windrush Day 2021: how a routine passport application turned one family’s world upside down

“Despite both Sekeena and her daughter being born in the UK, they had to justify their citizenship.”

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Carly Lewis-Oduntan
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“We are deeply ashamed”: the government admits to failing rape survivors

In a landmark report, the government has apologised for letting down rape victims in England and Wales.

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Moya Crockett
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How to become an activist and make the change you want to see in the world

From Change.org UK’s executive director.

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The domestic abuse bill has finally passed – but what does that actually mean for women?

Campaigners have responded to the new act.

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How will London’s mayoral candidates tackle violence against women?

From putting more police on the streets to making London a sanctuary city for migrant women, the leading candidates tell Stylist about their policies.

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Moya Crockett
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Misogyny will now be recorded as a hate crime in a bid to tackle violence against women

The change will see police forces asked to identify crimes caused by “hostility” based on the victim’s sex or gender.

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Lauren Geall
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Why frustration at plans for plain-clothes police in bars needs to be taken seriously

Women’s charities have called the government’s plans “poorly thought out”.

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Lauren Geall
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How the issue of the gender pay gap quietly fell through the cracks

There’s been a delay in gender pay gap reporting. Where does that leave women in the plans for post-pandemic recovery?

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Lauren Geall
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Reclaim These Streets in pictures: powerful images from the candlelit vigil

Crowds gathered at Clapham Common last night to pay their respects to Sarah Everard and all women lost to violence.

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Lauren Geall
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Nazanin Zhagari-Ratcliffe has appeared in court in Iran to face fresh charges

The British-Iranian aid worker is now awaiting a verdict.

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Lauren Geall
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Hollie Richardson
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This is how NHS staff reacted to the proposed 1% pay rise

“We got our claps, what more did we expect?”

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“Our voices aren’t being heard”: why we need a pandemic recovery that works for all women

There is a pandemic exit strategy – but critics say it doesn’t contain enough detail about how women will be supported.

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Moya Crockett
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Threatening to share revenge porn will become a criminal offence under new law changes

The amendments to the domestic abuse bill will also include the criminalisation of non-fatal strangulation.

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Lauren Geall
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Will we really be dancing in nightclubs this June?

The internet has a mixed reaction to the news.

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Hollie Richardson
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Why we need a better picture of how the pandemic has affected the gender pay gap

Equality campaigners are sounding the alarm.

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Moya Crockett
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US Presidential Inauguration: the 8 most memorable moments you missed

History has been made once more – Donald Trump is out, and President Joe Biden is in.

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Charley Ross
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27 tweets that tell the story of the riots at the US Capitol

“Something that has been made clear: we need to stop saying ‘This is not who we are’ in ‘America’.”

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Lauren Geall
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Every single member of the Biden-Harris press team will be a woman

“I am proud to announce today the first senior White House communications team composed entirely of women,” says the President-elect.

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Kamala Harris’ nieces are genuinely the best thing on Instagram

We’re obsessed with Meena Harris’ Instagram feed, and how proud her daughters are of their Auntie Kamala.

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Kayleigh Dray
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