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Universal Credit cuts women

Eat or turn the heat on: the devastating choices women on Universal Credit face this winter

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Alex Sims
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    19 powerful images from yesterday’s Women’s March for abortion rights

  • The silhouette of a young woman
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    The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill will put vulnerable young women at risk, say experts

  • A woman walking on the street at dusk
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    The government has launched a consultation on street safety – and it wants to hear your experiences

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

They can gain thousands of likes and get wider audiences discussing social injustice, but is the rise of Instagram infographics a good thing?

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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

“The greatest lie that ever got told was that you don’t have any power”

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

The government just agreed to the central demand of Stylist’s #AFearlessFuture initiative – but there’s more work to be done.

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

"Violence against women and girls has to be a political priority for absolutely every department that it touches."

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Fiona Cowood
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Moya Crockett
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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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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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Kajal Odedra
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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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Hollie Richardson
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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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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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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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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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Hollie Richardson
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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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Hollie Richardson
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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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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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