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

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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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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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Why this reporter’s reaction to Joe Biden’s victory is going viral

If you watch any video today, make it this one.

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Lauren Geall
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Why Stacey Abrams is the real hero of the 2020 US election

But it’s not up to Black women to save the world.

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Moya Crockett
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Sarah McBride responds to making history with her US election win

“We did it. We won the general election.”

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Hollie Richardson
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The Squad share powerful responses to their US election 2020 wins

“Our sisterhood is resilient.”

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Hollie Richardson
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“If Biden wins, we can't stop fighting and if Trump wins, we must stay hopeful”

A young Black activist in the US looks ahead to the results of this year's polarising presidential election and says her work must continue no matter who wins.

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Olivia Pace
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“As an American in the UK, watching the US election unfold makes me feel nervous and hopeful”

An American who moved to London for love explains why, even though she loves her adopted home, when presidential elections roll round she longs to be in the US.

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“I voted for Trump in 2016, but I won’t be doing that this time”

As the polarising US Presidential election campaign approaches its denouement, a young American who voted for Trump in 2016 tells us why she changed her mind

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Katy Harrington
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