Visible Women

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Suffragettes
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This clever tool will help you find your suffragette ancestors

Are you related to a famous suffragette? Find out here...

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Kayleigh Dray
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Jo Swinson and the Liberal Democrats
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Record levels of women to stand in December's general election

A glimmer of good news in worrying times.

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Anna Brech
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Northern Ireland abortion
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As Northern Ireland decriminalises abortion, let’s celebrate the women who got us here

From grassroots activists to women who faced prosecution for having abortions, we should pay tribute to those who helped make history.

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Moya Crockett
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Sarah Ewart after Northern Ireland abortion law ruling
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“I fought Northern Ireland’s restrictive abortion law in the courts – and won”

Sarah Ewart, who successfully proved that Northern Ireland’s abortion law breaches the UK’s human rights commitments, shares her story with Stylist.

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Moya Crockett
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Moya Crockett
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“Stop telling Greta Thunberg to smile: she has every right to be angry”

Powerful men have told Greta Thunberg to “cheer up” – but she doesn’t owe her smile to anyone.

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Hailee Steinfeld is a serious rebel in the new trailer for Dickinson

“I do what I want, I go where I want”.

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Moya Crockett
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Nikita Parris: Women's World Cup interview
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Exclusive: Lioness Nikita Parris on why success isn’t all about winning

“We didn’t win, but we changed a lot for young girls in England,” says Lioness Nikita Parris.

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Hollie Richardson
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These are the feminist pioneers receiving their medical degrees 150 years after they enrolled

The posthumous awards will honour the first female students enrolled at any UK university.

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Lauren Geall
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Murdered Labour MP Jo Cox
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Three years after her death, Jo Cox’s feminist legacy lives on

On the third anniversary of the Labour MP’s murder, she is still empowering women in a tangible way.

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Catherine Anderson
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Stylist editor-in-chief joins Jess Phillips to call for an end to sexual harassment at work

Some 43 people have signed a letter demanding that the UK government do more to protect the rights of women in the workforce.

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Hannah-Rose Yee
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Nimco Ali FGM campaigner
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Anti-FGM campaigners Nimco Ali and Leila Hussein just got the huge recognition they deserve

“FGM was a ridiculous thing that happened to me”

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Hollie Richardson
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Hannah-Rose Yee
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The story of the American suffragette movement is also the story of the UK’s fight

100 years after the US Women’s Voting Rights Amendment was passed, we remember the events that helped shape the movement.

Scenes in Dublin after Ireland's abortion referendum
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One year after Ireland’s abortion referendum, we asked women how life has changed

Pro-choice activists, a politician and a doctor reflect on the highs and lows of the last 12 months.

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Moya Crockett
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Suranne Jones in Gentleman Jack
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Gentleman Jack fans, the show has already been confirmed for a second season

The new episodes will once again draw their storylines from Anne Lister's secret diaries.

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Hannah-Rose Yee
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Women’s World Cup: Alex Greenwood’s plan for the start and future of the Lionesses

The Manchester United captain speaks to Stylist

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Hollie Richardson
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Jess Phillips
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Why rape comments directed at Jess Phillips need to stop being reported as ‘jokes’

The Labour MP is still being subjected to vile rape comments

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Hollie Richardson
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Lyra McKee remembered at her funeral
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Art becomes activism with a mural dedicated to murdered journalist Lyra McKee

Artists have dedicated a wall piece to Lyra in Belfast

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Hollie Richardson
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Jess Phillips Labour MP
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Jess Phillips responds to rape comments targeted at her, again

“What do women have to do to end this?”

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Hollie Richardson
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Hannah Mendelsohn
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The new feminist motorsport series

The W Series is set to transform motorsports and make women racing drivers more visible in a big way

Women's Equality Party leader Mandu Reid
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Women’s Equality Party leader Mandu Reid on class, childcare and going after UKIP

The new leader of the Women’s Equality Party tells Stylist how she plans to navigate the choppy waters of politics and feminism.

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Moya Crockett
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