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Stalking via spotify

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

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Gemma McSherry
  • Politics

    How will London’s mayoral candidates tackle violence against women?

  • Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman
    News

    Nicole Smallman and Bibaa Henry’s mother challenges lack of “outcry” over murdered women of colour

  • Sarah Everard flowers at Clapham Common bandstand
    Long Reads

    “We have the right to be free from fear”: what will actually keep women safe in public spaces?

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A woman walking along the street
Politics

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

The change will see police forces asked to identify crimes caused by “hostility” based on the victim’s sex or gender.

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Lauren Geall
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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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Domestic Abuse Bill UK 2019
Women

“How the night I was raped changed the course of my life forever”

After being raped by a man on her way home one night, a young woman was determined to see her attacker jailed, and help other women in the same situation

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Jen H
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Domestic Abuse Bill returns to parliament.
Life

The domestic abuse bill has finally returned to parliament – so what’s next?

A new version of the domestic abuse bill is now making its way through parliament. But what will it really mean for women?

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Moya Crockett and Hollie Richardson
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Brita Fernandez Schmidt
Published

“The 264 million women currently living in conflict are more than just a statistic”

We must give women a platform to tell their stories, says Brita Fernandez Schmidt, Executive Director of Women for Women International UK

Life

Meghan Markle’s secret engagement photo sees her paying tribute to women killed by violence

She shared an Instagram photo of the moment.

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Hollie Richardson
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Jess Phillips Brexit
Life

Jess Phillips is “apoplectic” over domestic violence being ignored because of Brexit

And rightly so.

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Hollie Richardson
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Heidi Allen
People

Does the Heidi Allen case suggest that violence against female MPs is finally being taken seriously?

A man has been convicted for threatening her.

Posted by
Hollie Richardson
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
People

The horrifying reality of that viral Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez photo

These teenagers posing with an AOC cutout aren’t harmless – they’re terrifying.

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Hannah-Rose Yee
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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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The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper by Hallie Rubenhold
Books

The women killed by Jack the Ripper are finally having their stories told

A new book, opera and TV series explore the lives of the serial killer’s victims. It’s a welcome break from our culture’s obsession with male murderers

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Moya Crockett
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Moya Crockett
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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.

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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Opinion

How this politician turned a young woman’s murder into a conversation about him

Everyone is talking about David Leyonhjelm’s sexism and slut-shaming – but he shouldn’t be the focus of our attention.

Posted by
Moya Crockett
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Life

Around the world, women politicians face shocking levels of violence and abuse

A new survey reveals women politicians have been abducted, beaten and had their property destroyed.

Posted by
Moya Crockett
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Life

Haunting images capture gender-based violence around the globe

Warning: graphic photographs ahead

Posted by
Sarah Biddlecombe
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People

Argentinian women stage naked screaming protest against femicide

The performance protest in Buenos Aires was designed to raise awareness of violence against women.

Posted by
Moya Crockett
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Life

Footballer charged with murder of ex claims he's 'not a bad guy'

The brazen goalkeeper said 'mistakes happen in life'

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Stylist Team
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Stylist Team
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Brave kidnap victim describes astounding escape from moving car

Brittany Diggs was snatched by a man with a gun

Life

Woman pens powerful open letter to the man who tried to rape her

“This is for every woman in the world who has suffered at the hands of men like you"

Posted by
Kayleigh Dray
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