Rape is a very serious crime, but yet one of the most under-reported and under-convicted crimes there is. It exists in abusive relationships, it exists in marriage. For many women, is traumatic beyond description, and it is shameful. How vile that this government would consider putting a woman, who may already feel extremely vulnerable, in the position where she had to confess to a government official that her child had been born as a result of rape. I very much hope that the government has realised the mess it has gotten itself into, and I want them to scrap the two-child policy.
This may seem perfectly harmless but it got me wondering, in this world obsessed with staying youthful-looking and flawless, should I be breaking out the anti-wrinkle cream? In asking myself this I realised that I have, from here on out, a decision to make not only about the way I age but if I even choose to age at all.
Twenty-fifteen will be remembered for many positive things but unfortunately, for many in the internet world, the last twelve months will be looked back on as the year of negativity. With so much hostility floating around the v/blogger sphere, isn't it about time we began practicing what we preach?
The evidence suggests that even in the ancient world, women were using what may seem similar to modern hygiene products. The Ancient Greek physician Hippocrates of Kos, who is known as the Father of Medicine, is widely referenced on the internet as mentioning that small wooden sticks, wrapped with soft lint, might be inserted into the vagina as a primitive tampon.
Life as a female ski-racer is tough. There's the pressure to perform, to push your body through an intense set of demanding daily circuits to carve out the type of body that will win races. And then there's the pressure to look good, especially if you're the world's most famous skier.
In terms of the support women need, there are very practical and vital services women need to escape from domestic violence and to protect themselves. Women need safe refuge for both themselves and, where necessary, their children. They also need an understanding and effective police force
The safety and welfare of children must be paramount: there can be no compromise on that principle. But in many cases, a child's welfare is best served by staying with its mother if she can be supported to parent well. Today Nicky Morgan announces a new approach to children's services. But if we really want to improve children's welfare, we need to make sure there is support available for mothers too.
Being a candidate for the Women's Equality Party is about being a pioneer. We want to shape a new kind of politics. WE are looking for people who share our values and demonstrate them in their everyday lives; people who thrive on variety, relish bringing the best out of people and are committed to standing up for what's right and fair.
Why is a number so important to us? And why are we so fearful of ageing? I looked at my stunning friend the other day and I listened to her fears. I heard what she was saying and I absolutely understood. But it didn't half make me feel a little sad. Because she doesn't see what I see.
I was working with lots of women before my son was born, almost two years ago. And being pregnant brought up lots of issues for the vast majority of these women. Hidden issues. I had been working with some of these women for many years, and these issues had never been discussed.
I recently gave the keynote speech at the Women in the City Awards Lunch, an amazing event celebrating the incredible achievements of women and men wh...
The right to personal autonomy and personal development needs to be at the forefront of the discussion of abortion law as we move towards legal reviews across the UK and Ireland. The question at the front of politicians' minds should be: why should abortion be contained in the criminal law at all?
On 1 December, the BBC will bring a series of debates together from around the world to discuss what it means to be a 'good girl' or an 'ideal woman' in different regions and cultures. Brainstorming the debate questions for 100 Women can be a challenge in the BBC's 29 language services.
Women work as hard as men in the workplace and deserve the same recognition for it. They should not be sent a message that their labour is undervalued or worth less than their male counterparts - because it is not - and our pay gap pledge is that we will not give up the fight until this is reflected in pay packets across the country.
Yesterday, an 19-year old girl who is young, attractive and popular on Instagram, Snapchat and all the usual suspects "quit" her job as a social media personality after fearing she was drowning in the fraudulent life she had created for herself online.
With women now making up 25% of FTSE 100 boards, the launch of the final Davies report yesterday was a celebration of a great milestone in the mission for gender equality in UK boardrooms. But as the report made clear, there is still a great deal more to be done.