Safety

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Why ordering an ‘angel shot’ could help you if you feel unsafe on a date

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Leah Sinclair
  • Refuge has launched a digital break-up tool to help women protect themselves from tech abuse
    Women

    The one crucial thing you’re probably forgetting to do after a break-up

  • Doxing: how to stop your personal photos and details from being shared without your consent
    News

    Revenge porn reports have doubled in the UK – here’s how to stop it happening to you

  • Needle spiking: what it’s like to be spiked by injection while on a night out
    News

    “I was spiked by injection on a night out - this is what I want people to know”

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Drink spiking: victims of drink and needle spiking are still being dismissed 6 months after cases rose
News

Victims of drink and needle spiking are still being dismissed 6 months after cases rose

1,382 cases of needle spiking were reported between September 2021 and January 2022.

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Amy Beecham
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News

Last night’s chilling ITV doc hosted by Louise Minchin revealed the terrifying reality of stalking

The journalist revealed her own stalking ordeal while raising awareness of the issue.

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Leah Sinclair
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Sabina Nessa's body was found buried beneath a pile of leaves by a member of the public on Saturday
News

A man has pleaded guilty to the murder of Sabina Nessa

Koci Selamaj, 36, appeared in court at the start of his trial where he pleaded guilty to the schoolteacher’s murder.

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Amy Beecham
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Leah Sinclair
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News

The Met police is facing backlash for its bizarre new ‘women’s safety’ initiative

“This is a step-by-step tutorial of how to do the absolute most while actually doing the absolute least to protect women.”

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Lauren Geall
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Amber Sunner
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#IsThisOK: how a bold short film from Manchester is tackling street harassment head-on

The new campaign aims to raises awareness of street harassment endured by many women.

Female ex-police officers are whistleblowing on male violence against women within the force
News

“Sexist and sick”: female ex-police officers are exposing the behaviour of male colleagues

“The police force you see on the streets is not the same that you see behind closed doors.”

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Amy Beecham
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News

“Don’t be that guy”: why we need more violence against women campaigns like this one

A powerful new campaign by Police Scotland demands that men reflect on their own behaviour.

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Moya Crockett
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News

Why women say the government’s proposed £50m 888 service is a big waste of money

“When will we have a solution that focuses on the *male* part in male violence?”

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Lauren Geall
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News

“Can a lone officer stop me on the street?” Your rights when dealing with the police, explained

We put some of the most commonly asked questions to a legal expert.

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Lauren Geall
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News

Intimidated, violated and humiliated: the reality of women’s cyberflashing stories

And why people are calling for it to be criminalised.

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Hollie Richardson
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“I refuse to give him that power”: Bibaa Henry & Nicole Smallman’s mother responds to murder verdict

She spoke about forgiveness in an emotional interview.

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Hollie Richardson
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Robyn Vinter
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“My heart was pounding”: women share their experiences of kerb crawling as MPs block ban

The Policing Bill going through Parliament could have criminalised the “absolutely frightening” act of kerb crawling

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News

The secret apps that hack your texts, calls and photos without your permission

One in 10 people who have been in a romantic relationship admitted to using stalkerware or creepware to keep tabs on a partner.

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Amy Beecham
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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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Flowers at Clapham Bandstand for Sarah Everard
Politics

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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Life

“Tonight’s nationwide doorstep vigil is for Sarah Everard and all women lost to violence”

The many women who feel unsafe on our streets are making a stand this weekend.

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Hollie Richardson
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People

The internet is obsessed with Naomi Campbell’s coronavirus travel preparations

“Safety first.”

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Hannah-Rose Yee
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Life

This viral thread explains the rise in female runners carrying weapons

A Twitter debate on women’s running safety has revealed just how dangerous it can be for women who run solo.

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Hollie Richardson
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Hollie Richardson
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Bella Thorne has shared nude photos to “take power back” from her revenge porn hacker

They have sparked a huge conversation about cyber-attacks, revenge porn and blackmail.

Uber silence: Sophia Loren takes a quiet cab
Life

Uber now has a ‘silence’ option

But is this really a good thing?

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Hollie Richardson
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