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Social housing tenants forced to live in overcrowded conditions due to gross undersupply of new homes

“A hopeless situation”: the reality of the social housing crisis for women and children

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Amy Beecham
  • Women holding signs
    News

    New strategy to stop violence against women and girls unveiled today

  • “What does the Policing Bill really mean for us?”: how the legislation will affect our rights
    News

    Why we should all be concerned about the controversial new Policing Bill and what it means for us

  • Worried woman reading eviction notice
    Housing

    “My landlord wants to evict me, and this new rule means he can”

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News

How digital stalking is affecting women – from Instagram to Apple Pay

New findings show that since the beginning of the pandemic there has been a substantial increase in stalking.

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Gemma McSherry
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Woman campaigning against violence
Politics

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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Rear view of a woman looking out of a window
Housing

The sinister reason so many renters are forced to live in dangerous conditions

A new report by Shelter reveals over a third of private renters in the UK are living in poor and often dangerous conditions.

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Amy Beecham
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Demonstration In Paris Against Islamophobia
News

France’s problem with the hijab: 7 young Muslim women react

We asked young Muslim women to tell us how the moves to outlaw wearing the hijab in public for women under 18 makes them feel

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Mariam Khan
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Eve Livingston
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“What happened when my private Facebook pictures became revenge porn”

Meet Ruby, a 28 year-old revenge porn victims calling for legal reform

Free tampons in Scotland.
Health

Scotland just became the first country in the world to make tampons and pads available for free

What a milestone moment.

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Hollie Richardson
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News

40 dangerous myths about dating apps, sex and rape that must be challenged

The Crown Prosecution Service has released new guidance including a list of 40 dangerous myths often used in rape cases which they say must be challenged

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Jenn Selby
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Married couple in wedding dress and tuxedo walk hand in hand away into the woods
Weddings

These are the new laws being proposed for weddings in England and Wales

The pandemic might have inspired some serious changes.

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Hollie Richardson
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Rape convictions at all time low in England and Wales.
Life

Rape convictions are at an all time low, and it is a “national emergency”

The figures are being described as “dismal” by campaigners.

Posted by
Hollie Richardson
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Support bubble for single people in lockdown.
Life

Support bubble: “I feel guilty for choosing a fling over my mum and mates”

Single women respond to the latest lockdown rules.

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Hollie Richardson
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No fault divorce in UK
Life

A new “no-fault” divorce bill is working its way through parliament: here’s what it means

It has the potential to make proceedings fairer and cheaper.

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Hollie Richardson
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Lauren Geall
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“When the hell am I going to have sex again?” 3 women respond to the government’s ‘sex ban’

As having sex at home with someone you don’t live with becomes illegal in England, we asked three women how they’re feeling about it all.

Flexible working: what are the laws around working from home?
Careers

Will flexible working be a new law or just a future work perk?

An expert updates Stylist on the future of remote working.

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Hollie Richardson
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Best TV shows of 2020: Unorthodox on Netflix
Long Reads

Inside the secret lives of the UK’s “chained wives”

“My husband didn’t want to remarry, and he was never going to allow me to, either.”

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Jennifer Lipman
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Long Reads

Weinstein’s sentence proves the tide is turning. Let’s keep pushing for change

Harvey Weinstein has been sentenced to 23 years in prison, after being found guilty of third degree rape and first degree criminal sexual act.

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Nell Frizzell
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People

Why Harvey Weinstein’s accusers want their $25 million settlement deal reconsidered

An open letter from seven women criticised the Attorney General for supporting the “unfair” agreement.

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Hannah-Rose Yee
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Life

This landmark divorce case could change things for working women who start a family

A woman has won compensation for pausing her career.

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Hollie Richardson
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Domestic Abuse Bill UK 2019
Life

Judges are being called out for dismissing rape claims in a powerful letter

The way judges deal with rape and abuse in family cases is “outdated”.

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Hollie Richardson
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Stylist Team
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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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Long Reads

“I was stalked by my ex, but people mistook it for romantic flattery”

Rom-coms tell us that being pursued is the sign of true romantic love. They couldn’t be more wrong.

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Katie Bishop
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