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    Opinion

    This 2019 documentary perfectly predicted what is happening in the UK right now

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    Politics

    Why Taiwo Owatemi’s powerful speech on feeding families is going viral

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    TV

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Latest Stories

misogyny hate crime
Life

Women in England and Wales can help make misogyny a hate crime from today

And you can do it by sharing your own experiences of gender-based crime.

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Moya Crockett
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Illustration of five women of different nationalities looking to the right
Opinion

Millennials are more resilient than we’re given credit for, even in the face of another recession

While this isn’t a future we’d pick, it’s a future we can shape.

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Anita Ghosh
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fgm in the uk 2020
Life

“I’m a human rights barrister – and this case made me question the UK’s approach to FGM”

Barrister Charlotte Proudman discusses the case of an 11-year-old girl at risk of deportation from the UK, despite facing FGM in her home country.

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Charlotte Proudman
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Contraceptive services failing in England
Life

Contraceptive services in England are seriously struggling – and MPs are calling for change

It’s not all in our heads: contraceptive services really are failing us.

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Moya Crockett
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Hollie Richardson
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The Brexit news you nearly missed because of ‘that’ lockdown announcement

The government is having one heck of a week.

Wedding
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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Gina Miller: UK police are investigating a "Kill Gina Miller" crowdfunding page.
People

Gina Miller says fundraising sites should face tighter regulation after “Kill Gina Miller” scandal

Her calls come after a fundraiser seeking £10,000 to hire a hitman to kill the political activist was left live for five months.

Posted by
Lauren Geall
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University shaming.
Opinion

Why it’s time to stop shaming people over their education

The recent online debate about “Mickey Mouse” degrees has exposed a much bigger problem about our society.

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Hollie Richardson
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The British Houses of Parliament
People

Rape Crisis charity call decision to let accused Tory MP return to work “extremely disappointing”

The MP has voluntarily agreed not to return to Westminster next month, but will continue to represent his constituents from home.

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Lauren Geall
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Life

“We’ve got to do something”: Victoria Derbyshire on tonight’s vital Panorama on domestic violence

The BBC journalist on how the stay at home order impacted abuse victims.

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Helen Bownass
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Jess Phillips speaks to the media outside the BBC Broadcasting House in central London after appearing on The Andrew Marr Show on 05 January, 2020 in London, England. Jess Phillips declared her candidacy in the race for Labour Party leadership which is due to begin next week. (Photo by WIktor Szymanowicz/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
People

Jess Phillips calls for suspension of Tory MP arrested on suspicion of rape

According to reports, the unnamed politician was arrested after a former parliamentary staff member accused him of rape, sexual assault and coercive control.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Moya Crockett
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Why these celebrities are calling for changes to the domestic abuse bill

"It shouldn’t matter if you’re born in this country or not – all victims deserve the right to seek police help and to have access to refuges."

Food

This beautiful charity cookbook features over 100 recipes by people of colour

Community Comfort is a stunning compilation of recipes from around the world – and it’s supporting BAME families affected by Covid-19 in the UK.

Posted by
Moya Crockett
Published
Life

Why it matters that police can no longer ask rape victims to hand over their phones

The practice is believed to have retraumatised some survivors and discouraged others from reporting their assault at all.

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Moya Crockett
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Renting and the recession
Life

A renting ban that disproportionately affects women has now been found unlawful

It has led to mothers and their children being homeless.

Posted by
Hollie Richardson
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Renting
Life

What the mini-budget really means for renters in the UK

Rishi Sunak’s summer statement is being criticised by housing charities.

Posted by
Hollie Richardson
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Boris Johnson
Opinion

Boris Johnson just took responsibility for the care home crisis – so what will he do about it?

“I take full responsibility for what has happened.”

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Hollie Richardson
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Long Reads

How the domestic abuse bill fails migrant women – and what you can do to help

The current bill ignores migrant women – a glaring omission at a time when the UK’s racial inequalities are being laid bare.

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Pragna Patel
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Moya Crockett
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The ‘rough sex’ defence put dead women on trial – banning it is a feminist victory

The government has published an amendment that will ban the ‘sex game gone wrong’ defence from courts in England and Wales. Here’s why that matters.

Care workers
Life

MPs just debated a petition to give health and social care workers a pay rise

But it's led to some frustration on Twitter.

Posted by
Hollie Richardson
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