With brand new statistics from YouGov revealing that 85% of young women have experienced street harassment, the conversation about dealing with everyday sexism in public spaces has never been more urgent.
Last summer, I stood in a bikini baring my scars to launch my campaign Scarred Not Scared. My blog post titled: "People with Scars Can't Wear Bikinis", went viral appearing in media all over the world and getting the attention of big social media influencers and celebrities alike.
We worry that we'll come across as selfish or ungrateful, or worse, whingey if we give voice to these bad bits. The worst thing a woman can be. Some champion an admirable approach of grit and resilient backbone: you just get on with it, that's what mums do.
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.
We need to turn our attention to men's behaviour rather than policing women's. I don't care if a woman choses to walk alone at night, I care that so many men are assaulting women.
Why highlight dementia on International Women's Day? It's important to recognise that the burden of the disease falls disproportionately on the shoulders of women. Half a million women every year are living with dementia in the UK according to a report from Alzheimer's Research UK.
On 23 June, the UK again goes to the polls, this time to decide whether to remain in the European Union or to leave it. If the debate remains stuck in its current mode - puffed up male politicians posturing to secure the favour of their own party members rather than putting the national interest first - it would hardly be surprising if nine million women again stayed home. Yet this would also be a tragedy. One reason women are badly served by politics is that the views of women are poorly represented in the political process. The Women's Equality Party aims to change that.
In a world obsessed with identity politics I want to bring things back to basics and explain why I believe we should leave the EU and why I think gender has absolutely nothing to do with it... Returning power and democracy to our great nation is something that every proud Briton, should be fighting for, regardless of whether they are man or woman.
We've got to get better at reaching all of these women and girls. At recognising the ways in which gender, trauma, poverty, race, and other forms of inequality combine together to trap them. We need systems and services to recognise when women are experiencing these multiple forms of disadvantage, and to provide safe, effective, trauma and gender informed support.
On International Women's Day, the Brooke are spreading awareness for women who are less fortunate than us. We want to give women the a chance to be part of a Brooke programme to improve their donkeys' welfare so they can undertake the vital role of supporting their family, putting food on the table and sending their children to school. These women deserve to have a healthy donkey, they deserve to have a better life, and we are working to make that difference.
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.
International Women's Day presents the opportunity to celebrate female trail blazers, women who have climbed the career ladder and are now actively extending the rungs down to the rest of us and also those who are working with us and supporting us in doing so. So if you find yourself at a career crossroads, perhaps take a moment to ponder their advice and ask yourself, what is truly important to you in your next career step and how might you blaze a trail of your own?
20 years ago, the women behind What Women Want came up with a simple yet powerful idea, designed to give British women a voice. Women up-and-down-the-country were invited to answer the simple, open question; "What do you want?".
In honour of International Women's Day, the most bombastic, encouraging day of the year for all you ladies out there, here's 10 Travelling Inspirational Women Pushing Life To The Max! They are going above and beyond what you usually see in Solo Female Travel Blogs and are true champions. In no particular order, let's get to it and celebrate their awesomeness!
This International Women's Day let's not make it a battle of the sexes but make it a battle for feeling good and continue to use sport to help build those attributes that are so important in building the foundations for a happy and fulfilling life.
When I got my first period, it was like being accepted into a secret club and I felt incredibly grown up. Then the reality sank in. Periods interfere with plans. They are bloody expensive - no pun intended. They make you (even more) aware of your body for two weeks out of every month.