We are calling for DVPOs to be used and enforced properly: for all police forces to follow the process and use the tools at their disposal. Failure to use and enforce DVPOs means failure to protect women and children - the consequences of which could be fatal.
There's so much advice on the Internet on how to have a 'healthy period' whatever that means and lots of conflicting information on how to get rid of period pain so in order to get to the truth, I've waited until prime period pain time to deliver this lovely blog to you.
Cervical Cancer is on the rise and is reported to affect older women more so than younger. For this reason our government see fit to empower doctors to refuse girls under the age of 25, in England and Wales, a cervical screening test wether they have symptoms or not.
Now in all honesty, does anyone really feel that the fact more women will be refusing others maternity rights, helping the rich to evade tax, ignoring the fact that their child workers are being poisoned and flogging bad sports clothes made by sweatshop labourers, is going to get us any nearer to any sort of equality?
The Equality Act must be implemented and followed, and it's breastfeeders who need to be made comfortable, not stupid people who can't stop staring and then whine about what they've seen.
This idea that universities must become 'safe spaces' free of dissent or discussion is infantilising an entire generation of students. Staff put content notes on lectures, but you cannot study history without learning about genocide, mass rape and religious wars.
Civil engineering and construction doesn't need to be the preserve of men. I am a woman. A woman who has worked in design offices, in different countries, with universities, and out on construction sites: I am at a complete loss as to why construction would not suit women.
People put the popularity of the unretouched photograph down to different factors but for me personally I think it comes down to one thing and this is simply a comforting reminder that these people are human after all.
It's been six days since Team SCA left New Zealand behind and with every hour on the water we sail further and further away from the rest of civilization...
When was the last time you heard someone at work complain about period pain? Not in gruesome detail, just "My stomach is hurting. It's period pain. Anyone got some painkillers?". If the answer is never, then it's time to question why not.
We must bring Parliament out of its time warp, making it a modern and accommodating workplace... We desperately need a Parliament that encourages equality of representation and therefore equality in legislation.
The gym for many, myself included, can be an intimidating, narcissistic and overtly sexual hellhole. It's not exactly the kind of environment that encourages women to want to keep fit, but another area of society where women are left feeling demoralised and in competition with one another over their looks.
It wasn't easy transitioning gender in the military, it wasn't easy being a trailblazer or role model, but I am proud of all I did, and I am honoured to have served alongside the amazing people who helped get me there.
The year 2015 is going to be a cracker for feminism. A renewed enthusiasm for women's rights and even a campaign to remove VAT from sanitary products. An exciting time. But let's take a moment to think about something which leaves many a feminist - and I count myself as one *punches air* - with a profound sense of unease.
Feminism only has a bad reputation among those who don't understand it, and so the choice is as follows: do we make a concession to people who don't like the word, by rebranding it as "gender equality"; or, do we insist that people educate themselves before criticising the movement - and thus reclaim the word Feminism for what it really stands for?
Team SCA are now leaving New Zealand behind and we are heading towards the infamous Southern Ocean. We got quite a light start but the breeze has picked up nicely and we are moving fast in the right direction.