A report published today with the respected WWF, RSPB and the Wildlife Trusts makes a considered case for EU membership and finds that - on balance- we should vote to remain in a reformed European Union. To put it simply, we need to be part of the pack if we're going to have a say on the big, environmental matters.
Mind have launched their "Take Off The Tape" Campaign which focusses on Anxiety; their website states "Do you talk about what's most worrying you? Or do you keep your mouth shut about things that make you anxious?... Stop being silenced by your anxiety".
I believe now is the time to stop whooping about awareness and take some real actions. Pride in disability identity might be a step, or innovatively defending disability rights another. We the disabled community would love to see everyone with the spirit and audacity to accost and confront the weary awareness trope and begin taking substantive steps.
Each individual jeer or catcall might appear trivial, depending on your viewpoint. But they accumulate. They make a bigger statement about a woman's place, about who is permitted to comment on her body and its desirability, about what she's in the world for, and what's waiting for her if she puts a foot wrong.
In Barbados prostitution is illegal and very taboo, but I discovered that women in the sex work community wanted services and programmes that catered specifically to them as they transitioned out of the work...
I believe that in order to move forward we must learn from our past. While we cannot know all of the answers and may not always make perfect decisions...
Every day in the UK, women are fighting for equality in the workplace. Sick of getting ripped off for being female, they're fighting for equality on the high street. And, with two women a week killed at the hands of a partner or ex-partner according to the Office of National Statistics across the UK some women are even fighting for the right to stay alive.
People with additional or changing needs need respect, support and understanding as equal citizens capable of social mobility, not protected as the runt of modern society, tolerated because of political correctness and paternalism until a solution can be found.
Before I had Orange I would have mistakenly and quite offensively believed that life with a disabled child would be tragic and terrifying, joyless, isolating and punishing, and that the hardships would far outweigh love. Being frank, I would have believed it to be the end of any life worth living. I would have done anything to avoid it.
As shoe consumption continues to rise, it is vital that we stop the exploitation and poverty trap that women homeworkers find themselves in. The answer is not the knee-jerk reaction that some brands may advocate of banning homeworking from their supply chains.
Globally, this unpaid work by women could be worth as much as $10 trillion a year - 13% of global GDP. Women in poorer countries face even higher inequality because a lack of infrastructure, technology and public services means they spend more time in their day looking after their home and family.
Violence against women is a global issue, a violation of a woman's fundamental human rights and one which threatens the lives of millions of women every day, with women living in poverty often at greater risk.
On this day it seems appropriate, given the ongoing debate about Britain's membership of the EU, to reflect on the hard-won rights and freedoms women have achieved through the European Union - and the risks to gender equality inherent in leaving Europe.
Quite simply, no country can develop if it leaves half of its population behind. Investing in girls' education, reproductive health, women's economic empowerment and tackling violence is one of the best strategies for eradicating poverty and boosting economies - including our own in the UK.
A number of leprosy patients are outcast and shunned but as a woman, it can get a whole lot worse, something I have seen as a result of the work we do. Women are often unable to marry, cannot find work and suffer from domestic abuse.
Over the past 20 years I have filmed inside countless factory farms and I have always felt that if I could only take people there - into the farms - so they can see how animals are treated like mere machines, people would stop eating them. Virtual reality has now made this possible and we intend to bring this experience to as many people as we can.