Womens' Empowerment

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.

Ice Cold, Heartwarming Wedding Day

Kati & Henning van der Hoeven | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kati & Henning van der Hoeven

More than once I have been asked: what I have that normal healthy woman don't. Well, the answer is a positive attitude and a smile. It is as simple as that. I am also asked very often if I do hope on a miracle. To tell the truth, the miracle has already happened.

Life With Endometriosis : What You Should Know

Kylie Abreu | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kylie Abreu

Endometriosis, a condition not well known, but a condition that affects one in 10 women, most of which are unaware of the chaos that is happening in their own bodies. After almost 15 years of pain, I can finally say that I am an endo sister.

Our Watershed Moment In Time

Jessica Huie MBE | Posted 03.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jessica Huie MBE

I have evidence. Month after month my workshops at the British Library are full of women and (men in lesser numbers) who have rejected this corporate glass-breaking idea of old, because actually as they climbed the stairs they found the view less than appealing.

From Surviving To Thriving - Why My Day Job Is Changing The Lives Of East End Displaced Women

Asma Shah | Posted 26.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Asma Shah

What keeps my team driven is witnessing the steady build up of belief amongst women that they deserve a happy and fulfilled life, and that it is within their power and capabilities to get one. This begins during our very first point of contact with them at local job centres, where around 85% of our outreach takes place.

Finding Your Voice In A Pussy-Grabbing World

Jasmine Irving | Posted 23.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jasmine Irving

My stories are not unusual. They have become some sort of norm. Today and throughout the centuries, across cultures and worldwide, women have had to find ways to deal with their bodies being treated as the property of men.

Fancy A Dance?

Jo Manoukian | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Manoukian

I want to help these women and the women here in the UK at the same time. Hence, I have organised the #SheInspiresMeDance fundraising event, which will take place on Jan 25th at The Cafe de Paris, London. I am excited to bring together dynamic women to experience the adrenalin boost and feel good factor of this night of self expression.

Why Doing It All Is A Myth

Halima Khatun | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Halima Khatun

As I write this article, I am fighting a bout of lurgy, namely the hacking cough that has been doing the rounds up and down the country. It's irritati...

Sexuality Is A Major Part Of Health Care

Jodie Brandman | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jodie Brandman

Sexuality is one of those things that is so often overlooked, but so vital for our mental and physical health. With one of my 2017 goals being to work...

The Badass Woman's Manifesto

Mohadesa Najumi | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Mohadesa Najumi

They say the best way to get to know someone is to find out about their weaknesses. Declare your flaws, own them. Accept yourself in all your grandeur. We have given birth to the earth. Your strength is a tower compared to your weaknesses, so stand tall. You are indestructible and there is nothing that you cannot recover from.

Empowerment Needs To Be Your 2017 Resolution

Nell Grecian | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Nell Grecian

It is empowering to empower another person. Aside from (maybe) an orgasm, there is no feeling more satisfying. When women support each other, incredible things happen. And, as women, we are fighting a pretty tough battle; against history, against sexism, against racism, against homophobia, against the patriarchy and against ourselves. We NEED the support!

Who Is Kati?

Henning van der Hoeven | Posted 28.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Henning van der Hoeven

Kati is my wife. Kati is the young woman who suffered a stroke in 1995 and since that has been almost entirely paralyzed. Kati is a woman that has spent almost her entire adult life trapped inside her body. Kati is also the person that knows how to enjoy life at the moment to the fullest making the most of each and every day.

She Who Pays The Bills Has The Power?

Emma Tynan | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Tynan

For the first time in my life I was standing in my power, being myself and using my innate gifts and abilities. I felt free to do what I wanted, I stopped apologising and asking for permission, and I was being rewarded for doing so. That felt good. Really good.

Love Your Body For Life - Not Just For Christmas

Daisy Lindlar | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Daisy Lindlar

Christmas is a time when women's relationships with our bodies can become particularly strained. One side of us is saying to eat our body weight in pigs in blankets, the other telling us we'll regret it when we don't look like Gigi Hadid come summer.

A Letter To Hillary Clinton

Johanna Higgs | Posted 28.11.2016 | UK Politics
Johanna Higgs

I wanted to write you a short note Hillary, to say thank you. I want to thank you for being such a wonderful example to all women of just what is possible for us to aspire to.

Empowering The Next Generation Of Women

Eve Jardine-Young | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK
Eve Jardine-Young

Things are still a work in progress, as women continue to come up against a variety of societal pressures throughout their lives. They face more complex consideration sets when debating whether they should or shouldn't strive for a promotion, consider a career break, be a certain body shape, maintain a specific work-life balance; the list goes on.

Fire And Ice - An Empowered First Step Helps Rape Survivors Achieve Anything

Emily Jacob | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK
Emily Jacob

In my work to help rape survivors move beyond symptom management and lead a full and reconnected life again I am used to meeting some kick-ass, bad-as...

Savings Groups And Businesses Training Incomes - The Holy Grail Of Poverty Reduction

Pauline Ngari | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK
Pauline Ngari

Despite the fact that there are 10.5 million people in 70 countries in Savings Groups all over the world and a mountain of research data to match, the...

Forget 'Mansplaining' - Just Teach The Next Generation That We're All Equal

Annie Ridout | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ridout

Why, if women are feeling marginalised at work and mistreated by their male colleagues, should they be the ones who have to work hard to fix this? But also, let's be honest: once a derogatory comment's been thrown out there - making a phone call for advice on a comeback isn't the cleverest way to respond. You need to do it there and then.