On International Safe Cities for Women Day, ActionAid is calling on the UK government to fund the life changing work of women's rights organisations in developing countries, so that no woman or girl has to live in fear of violence in her city.
Disabled is not a word I would chose to describe myself, society describes me that way and I accept that. I am proud of who I am, my body has given me gifts and strengths where if I was born with both hands - I might not have had.
Claire and Frank - and both her and Kevin Spacey - are equals. Both actors also write and produce, while their on-screen alter-egos each give as good as they get. So why does Robin still have to fight for the same wage packet as her co-star? If she still has to fight for equal pay, what hope is there for the rest of us?
Some argue, "learn how to speak up for yourself. Just say "no." But nos are often ignored and become impossible to say when someone feels like they have no choice. The CONTEXT in which consent is given is the most important part and needs to be taken seriously by us as individuals, by court officials & police, and by the whole of society.
They say the way to a man's heart is through his stomach. Not only does this simplify the wearer of the Y chromosome, amounting him to little more than a domestic animal - it also neglects a woman's romantic relationship with food.
Being diagnosed with cancer is like being catapulted into another world - the Land of Illness - unlike Mordor, the landscapes are bleached and bright, but just as dangerous. It's a world ruled by men and women wearing white coats, speaking a foreign language, with unfamiliar rules - bad things happen to good people. Unsurprisingly, we are desperate to leave.
Jean shopping is almost as heinous as bra shopping so buying online is a great way to reduce the stress of it all. Order a bunch of different sizes and styles to try on in the convenient comfort of your own home then send back what doesn't work (just check the returns policy first).
Little is known of Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome (MRKH), but unsurprising because women with this syndrome, often feel embarrassed, ashamed and, are terrified of anyone finding out that they are different.
After four long years of campaigning, Holly Brockwell finally won her battle to be sterilised. On Friday the 30-year-old underwent an NHS operation that will mean she can no longer become pregnant. As a woman who has known for years that she doesn't want to have children, Holly couldn't be happier.
It is now over a year since I completed what is termed "active treatment". Now I hate to seem ungrateful but however delighted I am to be alive, I would still welcome a head of hair without a bald patch, eyebrows that do not need drawing on each day and eyelashes that reach a lash count in excess of ten.
There's a secret revolution going on: women supporting women. No trolling, no bitching, no sniping, no undermining. Instead it's all about empowering, encouraging, supporting and respecting each other.
My mother recently wrote an article in the Daily Mail addressing how she raised me and my 15 year old sister to be respectable and kind towards other women and wear whatever clothes we feel comfortable in. The article got a lot of mixed attention...
The fear that someone will laugh at you in the gym may sound trivial, but it's a huge part of why people, especially women, are scared of working out. So when I heard that some utter bozo had filmed a woman exercising in the gym on Snapchat and titled it 'Tf is she doing', I wanted to ask him Tf he thought he was doing.
From relentless messages about getting "beach body ready" to fashion editors telling us how we should dress in line with random fruit shapes, time and time again the media tells women that if we don't conform to society's beauty standards we have to hide in the beach hut.
While women are being encouraged to be "beautiful", it's not supposed to be for ourselves; it's supposed to be for other people. We're supposed to look good, but not on our own terms or by our own standards. We're meant to be these aesthetically appealing objects that exist to be admired by - let's be honest here - men. The thing about selfies that can make people so uncomfortable is that it represents a woman taking control of her own image, thinking that she looks great and not being ashamed to say it.
At present there are too many are unnecessary hurdles in the way - whether it's time, money or the need to explain yourself - I dread to think how many women are put-off going altogether. In short: the morning after pill needs to be free and easy to obtain. We need better education, information and awareness about options and availability.