Womens' Empowerment

Why We Must Stop Telling Our Daughters To Be Nice

Sarah Newton | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Parents
Sarah Newton

I had no idea what they were talking about, where this young girl was been dragged to or why the exasperated mother had insisted she go. I just know the use of the word nice and good were beginning to make my skin crawl.

How The Growth Of Athleisure Has Been A Shot In The Arm For Girl Power

Melissa Wheeler | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK Style
Melissa Wheeler

This fashion marks a shift away from objectification towards feminine functionality. You know a category has earned its place in our wardrobe when it pushes boundaries. Just as loungewear saw the onesie reach mainstream, so too do we have athleisure brands embracing the jumpsuit.

Five Brands That Are Empowering Women

Kendall Benton-Collins | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK Style
Kendall Benton-Collins

It's hard not to feel discouraged when you're faced with disparity. You can make a difference by supporting fashion brands that are empowering women throughout their supply chain.

The Real Face Of Britain

Kevin Bailey | Posted 11.04.2017 | UK
Kevin Bailey

One of the big stories this week has been that of a young Asian Woman, standing in the face of an EDL leader, smiling calmly. That woman, was Saffiya...

Unravelling My Thoughts

Rachel Lamb | Posted 05.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Lamb

Admitting that I needed help to organise that box of emotions I'd pushed to the back of my mind for so long was a huge milestone for me. Going from an abusive relationship, to escaping and feeling strong and empowered, to finally coming to terms with the fact that I can't deal with it on my own, is one hell of a realisation.

FGM Still Exists: And We Need To Fight Even Harder To Eradicate It

Jennette Arnold | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK
Jennette Arnold

all women everywhere The theme for this year's International Women's Day was #BeBoldForChange, calling on us all to make a world that works better and harder for gender inclusivity. Yet, despite society moving on from the sexism of the 1960s and 1970s, there are still some issues that demand our attention.

Time Is The Greatest Gift We Can Give Ourselves

Trish McEvoy | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Trish McEvoy

If there is one thing I've learned in all my years as a makeup artist and entrepreneur, it's that many women forget they deserve time. They'll do whatever it takes to build careers, bring up families and be good friends, but their own needs take a backseat. "I don't need time," they'll say. "I'm fine."

Top 5 Humanitarian Women

Frontier | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK
Frontier

Feminism and humanitarianism are intrinsically linked, both working towards the welfare and fair treatment of all. Here are five women whose humanitarian work has paved the way toward an equal global society.

Is International Women's Day Sexist?

Hayley Kearney | Posted 12.03.2017 | UK
Hayley Kearney

Some of the anti-International Women's Day rhetoric this year, from men and women, is worrying. I foolishly engaged in a Facebook debate on the subj...

For All Women Everywhere - Keep Learning, Keep Moving, Keep Pushing

Halima Khatun | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK
Halima Khatun

Family businesses can be some of the most successful companies in the world. Just look at Nike whose founder Phil Knight recently stepped down as chairman as his son Travis Knight took a seat on the board in 2016. Walmart is still a family business and L'Oreal is still controlled by the founder's daughter.

A Third Of All Women Experience Violence In Their Lifetime. It's Time To Be Bold For Change

Imran Madden | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK
Imran Madden

Today marks International Women's Day 2017, a day where we unite to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women aroun...

Let's All #BeBoldForChange - Even If Your Bold Act Seems Small, I Promise You It Isn't...

Grace Willow | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Grace Willow

all women everywhere My usual routine used to consist of hopping out of bed and immediately switching on my phone. As I got ready, I'd start to check emails, make calls and thus my working day had begun before I'd even left the house.

Women: Let's Roar For Each Other

Michelle Gant | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Michelle Gant

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.

Why Does Game of Thrones Make Rape A Form Of Entertainment?

Veronica Lazarus | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK Entertainment
Veronica Lazarus

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.

International Women's Day: Treasures Within

Harnaam Kaur | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Harnaam Kaur

all women everywhere 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.

An Opportunity To Share Diverse Stories - International Women's Day

Jenny Garrett | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jenny Garrett

all women everywhere As a black straight woman, from a working class background in Britain, my story may be very different to that of another woman who has not had to experience the same forms of discrimination. All stories are valid, illuminate our experience and highlight the diversity within diversity.

I Cycled To Iran And Found A Warm, Hospitable Country - But Women's Rights Has A Long Way To Go

Rebecca Lowe | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK
Rebecca Lowe

The woman, 37, was a PhD student at the local university. She was married, but lived alone because her husband remarried nine years ago after she told him she didn't want children. They never divorced, however, so she was unable to leave the country without his consent.

I Hid My Grey Hair For 20 Years - But At 45 My Natural Look Gets Me Stopped In The Street

Nicola Humber | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Nicola Humber

Sometimes I still have people asking me whether I'm really intending to leave my hair this way. And I'm happy to say 'Yes, I am'. Allowing my hair to be natural makes me feel freer, stronger, more real. And I'm glad to have said goodbye to the young girl who felt she had to look a certain way.

Creating Connected Communities Through Craft

Kanak Hirani Nautiyal | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK Style
Kanak Hirani Nautiyal

f our gender might have ever worked against us in other circumstances, this time it went in our favour. Most of the artisans that we work with to create our handmade products are women -- of all ages and skill levels.

Campaign To Dismantle Narrow Beauty Standards

Lekia Lée | Posted 19.02.2017 | UK Style
Lekia Lée

banner The problem is not that we appreciate beauty but that the definition of beauty is so narrow, too narrow to include afro textured hair, so while society is waking up to the damaging effects of its narrow definition of beauty, advocating for body acceptance, even skin colour acceptance, hair discrimination still goes largely unopposed.

Girls Compete. Women Empower

Jenna Newell | Posted 19.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jenna Newell

What worries me is that some women are weaker or more easily intimidated. I've become strong enough to not let drama like that affect me but that's not the same for everyone. Whatever happened to supporting each other through thick and thin? To raising other women up, empowering them?

There Is No Justice Without Girls' Education - And This Is How We Achieve It

Fiona Mavhinga | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK
Fiona Mavhinga

Image Credit: Camfed February 20th, World Day of Social Justice, is a key calendar date for those who are passionate about tackling poverty and ineq...

What Can Men Do For Gender Equality?

Dr Carole Easton | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Carole Easton

But we all can do something about this and men can do something too. Men can refuse to speak on panels where there are no women. This would at least be a start. It may seem like a small thing but it would mean that greater efforts would be made to ensure that women are given a loud voice and can encourage other women to join them.

Lessons In Ambition From The World's Most Inspirational Women

Edwina Dunn | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Edwina Dunn

As I worked on the book, I noticed something surprising. While the 60 women featured are from a wide range of industries and backgrounds, they never really mentioned 'ambition'. These women are leaders in their professions, breakers of new ground and unafraid of

The Indian Goddess: The Embodiment Of Female Empowerment

Sherina Rathor | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sherina Rathor

The Hindu religion is the oldest living religion today; around five thousand years old. It revered animals and humans respectively and even more so, women. Goddesses were worshipped just as much as gods and they were endowed with some of the most prominent powers and energies.