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Windrush Day honours a wronged generation, but the government’s celebrations feel hypocritical

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Hollie Richardson
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MPs have recommended that gagging orders be banned.
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This is why MPs are calling for a ban on gagging orders on victims of sexual harassment

NDAs should not be used as an excuse not to investigate allegations of abuse and harassment.

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Sarah Shaffi
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The Women and Equalities Committee has recommended a ban on porn on public transport
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Porn should be banned on buses and trains to protect women, say MPs

The group is looking at how to protect women and girls from sexual harassment in public.

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Sarah Shaffi
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3 women on whether the government’s new domestic abuse bill goes far enough

A survivor, a legal expert and a campaigner discuss the merits of the government’s ‘landmark’ new legislation.

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Moya Crockett
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“I am a survivor of domestic abuse. This is my story”

Warning: this story might be difficult to read.

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Heidi Scrimgeour
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A suicide prevention minister won't solve the mental health crisis

Woefully inadequate funding for mental health services is the real taboo we need to tackle.

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Justine Greening: Being in a same sex relationship is something to celebrate

"It’s hard to be at your best when you can’t be yourself"

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Justine Greening
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This is how much rich men outnumber rich women in the UK

“Scandalous” new government data reveals the extent of the gender pay gap among top and average earners

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Moya Crockett
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This new bill is set to transform how we deal with domestic abuse

Suspects will face much harsher measures than ever before

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Megan Murray
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Government asks women to submit sexual harassment accounts

“Women and girls are harassed on buses, trains, in the street and in bars and clubs”

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Susan Devaney
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Why you may soon have to pay 25p more for your takeaway coffee

Only 1 in 400 disposable cups can actually be recycled

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Susan Devaney
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Young people are set to receive a significant pay rise in 2018

It’ll be the “biggest hike in hourly earnings for a decade”.

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Susan Devaney
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Moya Crockett
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How government funding cuts will affect women fleeing domestic abuse

New research suggests thousands of women and children will be blocked from accessing vital services

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Male-majority government rejects plans for getting women into politics

Thanks guys!

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Moya Crockett
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Anonymous voting for domestic abuse survivors

Greater secrecy at the ballot box will help protect women

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Susan Devaney
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Government slammed for “cop out” response to dress code laws

Your employer can demand you wear heels to work

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Sarah Biddlecombe
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MP suggests banning veil to give Muslim girls “freedom of choice”

Let that sink in for a moment.

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Moya Crockett
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Celebrities write to PM slamming “shameful” child refugee amendment

It has been signed by Keira Knightley, Carey Mulligan and Benedict Cumberbatch

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Sarah Biddlecombe
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Women are being charged by GPs to ‘prove’ they were abused

The government has been urged to stop GPs charging fees for medical letters.

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Moya Crockett
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Moya Crockett
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Notorious anti-feminist MP given place on Women & Equalities Committee

Philip Davies doesn't agree with feminism and doesn't understand racial equality, disability rights or LGBT issues. What?

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Here’s what our health service looks like to an outsider

“Dear UK, the NHS is awesome”

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Kayleigh Dray
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