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A woman walking along the street

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

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Lauren Geall
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    Politics

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

  • 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

  • Bella Mackie on stalking.
    People

    Bella Mackie on how privilege and “luck” should not be factors in a stalking conviction

Latest Stories

Chrissy Teigen
People

Chrissy Teigen is the next Judge Judy in this first clip from her new TV show

Have a small claims case you want sorted? Chrissy Teigen is your woman, and by the looks of this first clip she's a natural.

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Hannah-Rose Yee
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Life

How you can help change the UK’s workplace sexual harassment laws this summer

From now until September, we have a real chance to influence workplace sexual harassment laws in the UK. It’s an opportunity we should all take

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Moya Crockett
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Companies should be liable for sexual harassment in the workplace
Life

Companies should be liable if their employees are sexually harassed at work, says campaign group

The onus should not be on victims to deal with sexual harassment.

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Sarah Shaffi
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Food allergies
Life

Natasha’s Law introduced to change allergy labelling rules

You're about to know more about what's in your food...

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Chloe Gray
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Hollie Richardson
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“Why can you get fined for dropping a cigarette on the street, but not for harassing women?”

France has made cat-calling illegal, why can’t we?

Women's domestic abuse
Life

Nearly 2,000 women face homelessness this year because of domestic abuse

The recent law change just isn't enough

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Hollie Richardson
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Sex work should be decriminalised
Life

This is why sex work should be decriminalised, according to nurses

There are around 70,000 sex workers in the UK

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Hollie Richardson
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Books

The Handmaid’s Tale: the real life events that inspired Margaret Atwood’s dystopian drama

Think Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale is fictional? Think again.

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Kayleigh Dray
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George Clooney
People

This is why celebrities are boycotting these 9 luxury hotels

George Clooney has called for a boycott of nine luxury properties owned by the Sultan of Brunei.

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Hannah-Rose Yee
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Woman in shadow
Life

UK judge says men have “fundamental human right” to sex with their wives

His comments are deeply disturbing – not least because of the UK’s troubling history surrounding marital rape laws.

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Moya Crockett
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Life

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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Susan Devaney
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Finally, upskirting will now be a UK criminal offence

And it’s all thanks to upskirting activist Gina Martin.

Visible Women

What is Savanna's Act, the US Law protecting indigenous women that's now in jeopardy?

The bill was expected to pass handily — so why is it in trouble now?

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Alicia Lutes
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Life

Philip Green named as UK businessman at heart of major sexual harassment scandal

He tried to silence the allegations against him by using NDAs and press injunctions

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Moya Lothian-McLean
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Life

How this important new law will help UK workplace sexual harassment victims

#MeToo campaigners have been calling for this change for months.

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Moya Crockett
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Life

This horrific catcalling video has changed legislation

The ‘Paris harasser’ is every woman’s worst nightmare.

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Susan Devaney
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Opinion

“Tini Owen’s divorce battle shows just how archaic our marriage laws are”

If being miserable isn’t grounds for divorce, why would anyone get married?

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Moya Crockett
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Life

Why women in Iran are dancing together in protest

Women have been using the hashtag #DancingIsNotACrime.

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Susan Devaney
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Susan Devaney
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Why misogyny could soon become a hate crime in the UK

“Misogyny is the soil in which violence against women and girls grows.”

Life

Finally, the UK government confirms plan to introduce upskirting ban

The bill was originally blocked by a Tory MP.

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Susan Devaney
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