As the Chief Executive of Women's Aid, the national domestic abuse charity, I all too often see the worst experiences of women 2017. The fact is, that women are abused because they are women: because we as women are not equal. Abuse feeds off our inequality - and abuse feeds our inequality too.
This International Women's Day you are likely to hear how we need more women in the workforce because gender equality is going to lift our economies from their perpetual crisis. Yet women are already propping up the global economy, through their unpaid care work.
I know the world won't change overnight but there are some things that all men can do right away. Never agree to sit on a panel where there are no women. Never agree to interview for a job unless there are female candidates on the shortlist in areas of work where women are very under-represented.
All you amazing, incredible, unique beautiful, interesting, and fabulous women - you are more than enough. You already have everything inside you to be who you want to be, to do what you want to do. You are more than enough. And you always have been.
Jess Phillips is the Labour MP for Birmingham Yardley, elected in May 2015, and author of Everywoman: One Woman's Truth About Speaking The Truth. Here, she vlogs as part of The Huffington Post UK's All Women Everywhere project on representation of women in Parliament, the women politicians who changed the world for young girls like her, and why we need more women in power.
There's a reason I stopped watching Game of Thrones. It wasn't because of the violence or the sex which some might perceive as gratuitous. It wasn't because there aren't any morals or lessons to be learned from the story being portrayed. But I did have an issue with the treatment of women in the series.
Men like to send naked photos to women they don't even know, they think this will score them points, I can confirm, however, it won't, the photos, however, will be passed around the pub and laughed at.
The decision to strike is a deeply personal one and we respect each woman's individual choice. We acknowledge that the most marginalised face additional risks and burdens in taking days off from working. Many women around the World will be choosing to participate in A Day Without a Woman on March 8, something anyone, anywhere can participate in...
If we want to see a future where no girl is left out of the classroom, the boardroom or the conversation then we need to start rewriting the code that is holding back girls and women, in the same way we can rewrite digital code.
There's the sense of a major movement currently under way, a reassertion and realignment of feminism that is inclusive and serious about tackling economic inequality, job insecurity, reproductive rights, immigrant rights, violence against women, and many other issues.
Living with my Lady Beard has been amazing, but that doesn't mean that I have not had to face hard times too. I have been body shamed all my life, and I have come to realise that it will never stop unless I try to change people's perceptions of what beauty really is. I will forever challenge people's thoughts about what they think to be "normal" is.
As I read recently, kindness is sexy, it's good for us, it makes us feel happy and valued. Positive action starts with small individual deeds that accumulate over time and become a movement... a movement toward a more equal society where kindness anchors our feet to the ground while giving us the momentum to keep chipping away together. With my voice, I hope the feminist mind set my family instilled in me becomes the new normal, and boys and girls are raised to know they are equal.
The theme for International Women's Day 2017 was Be Bold for Change. An important part of that change is having more women of colour in leadership positions around the world. However, while being individually 'bold' is important, it is never going to be enough.
This International Women's Day never has there been a time when women's rights have been more challenged.
Since 1915, the question of women's rig...
Today is International Women's Day and the theme 'Be Bold for Change' strikes a chord with us here at 'Why me?'
The bold change that we campaign for...
Not bad... for a girl.