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Women and girls are still bearing the brunt of the humanitarian crisis and Taliban control in Afghanistan

What is the day-to-day reality for Afghan women and girls right now?

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Amy Beecham
  • How the Taliban’s resurgence in Afghanistan is impacting women, and what can be done to help
    News

    The latest on how the Taliban’s rule is affecting Afghan women right now

  • COP26: 5 key moments from the United Nations climate change conference currently underway in Glasgow
    News

    AOC to Greta Thunberg: 17 key COP26 moments as the climate change summit comes to a close

  • ActionAid responds as Haiti struck by 7.2 magnitude earthquake
    Life

    How the earthquake in Haiti is leaving women and girls more vulnerable than ever

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Tokyo 2020
News

7 best moments to catch up with from the Tokyo 2020 opening ceremony

Let the games begin!

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Hollie Richardson
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Temporary Covid Care Facility Centers In Delhi
News

What you need to know about India’s deadly second wave of coronavirus

With over 18 million people with coronavirus, India is currently experiencing a deadly second wave of Covid-19. How did the situation become so dire?

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Natalie Gil
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Laura and her husband moved to Hong Kong early last year but had no idea what was hidden beneath the surface.
Opinion

“I feel scared to speak out about what’s really happening in Hong Kong”

Young people in Hong Kong are still protesting after the proposed extradition bill, but not everyone feels safe to do so.

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Digital Team
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Elsewhere
Life

What is going on elsewhere?

Five heartwarming acts of kindness uplift spirits globally.

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Chloe Gray
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Digital Team
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Elsewhere: 5 global news bites

Find out the latest on what is going on globally right now.

Guatemalan worry dolls
Sleep

How people sleep around the world

Snuggly and surprising slumber practices from across the globe.

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Aiden Wynn
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Union Jack flag
Life

Meet the women using flags all over the world to fight for human rights

What's in a flag?

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Lily Allen
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As a young artist, Madonna was also subject to criticism for expressing her sexuality
People

Eurovision 2019: Madonna WILL perform in Israel, despite calls to boycott the contest

“People have always been trying to silence me for one reason or another,” says Madonna.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Notre Dame fire
Life

How Notre Dame’s devastating fire brought people closer together

In the wake of the devastating cathedral fire, many have demonstrated strength, unity and kindness

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Hollie Richardson
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People

Meet the inspiring teenage girls standing up for their beliefs around the world

From campaigning against climate change to supporting children whose parents are at risk of deportation, these young women are making a change.

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Elena Chabo
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People

Meet the women using the internet to fight gender inequality all over the world

From Kazakhstan to St. Louis, USA, women are ingeniously using tech to fight the good fight

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Elena Chabo
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Moya Crockett
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Why Brazil’s new president is an even more terrifying prospect than Trump

He’s openly misogynistic, homophobic and racist, and poses a major threat to the environment

People

Can we put them in charge? Meet the girls who are changing the world

From an 8-year-old Indian skater to an Australian girl protesting for indigenous rights.

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Made By Girls
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Lana Del Rey responds to criticism around planned performance in Israel
People

Lana Del Rey responds to criticism around planned performance in Israel

“I totally understand what you’re saying, [but] this is my action.”

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Kayleigh Dray
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Life

How a 1998 rape and suicide case is inflaming China’s #MeToo movement

The story of Gao Yan, who killed herself after allegedly being raped by a professor, has become a rallying cry.

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Moya Crockett
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Visible Women

Women’s Daily Dispatch: The news you need to know on 5/3/18

Women’s rights marches in Turkey are shut down by riot police, men in China invade women-only train carriages, and more

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Moya Crockett
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Visible Women

Women’s Daily Dispatch: The news you need to know on 23/2/18

Journalists remember trailblazing war reporter Marie Colvin, FGM is banned in Somaliland, and more

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Stylist Team
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Visible Women

Women’s Daily Dispatch: The news you need to know on 19/2/18

New research reveals the shocking truth about how women are portrayed in fiction – and there’s a new contraceptive on the market.

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Moya Crockett
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Moya Crockett
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Women’s Daily Dispatch: The news you need to know on 25/1/18

Oprah rules out a run for president, Theresa May condemns all-male charity event, and more

Life

Egyptian lawyer says men have duty to rape women in ripped jeans

His comments have been condemned by feminists in Egypt

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Moya Crockett
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