women's issues

The 1,300km round trip will support women and girls living in poverty.
The 800-mile round trip will support women and girls living in poverty.
If they were giving out prizes for the most inappropriately dressed person at a mammogram appointment, I'd win hands down. I did give my clothing some thought in the morning, quite a lot of thought actually, just reached the wrong conclusions.
'To outright deny it as being sexual harassment and to assume you have a right to look at, comment on or touch a woman’s breasts is plain wrong.'
I remember my first time. I was in the science lab at school asking a male teacher a question, when I noticed his eyes momentarily
In what is undoubtedly one of the most progressive steps in recent history for Northern Ireland women's rights the UK government
There are a variety of reasons as to why women may opt for permanent sterilisation. A device called Essure, produced Bayer in Germany, paved the way for achieving permanent birth control and avoids the patient undergoing an invasive surgical hysterectomy.
I really don't need to justify why my partner and I choose not to have children. In today's society, the nuclear family has gone, and families come in all shape and sizes, with or without children. So why pressurise me because I'm childless? What happened to freedom of choice?
What pregnancy does to your body isn't a secret. It's hard to conceal a swelling stomach, and I can't be the only mum whose breasts leaked in Tescos. My belly expanded, but so did my fingers, and I pulled off my wedding ring a few weeks before birth only to find I couldn't get it back again.
Women’s charities have praised the new iPhone update as a “positive step forward” in ending violence against women, but warned
For as long as she can remember, Brita Fernandez Schmidt has been committed to making a difference. Her mission? To work
A revolution is afoot. Across the UK, women gather together. Brisk Sunday mornings, cold midweek evenings, the weekly training schedule might be set for the present - but the groundwork is being laid for an exciting future. The future of female rugby.
Women are the many in the UK, yet much of politics and policy is skewed towards the few. Labour has the policies and the political will to change that. This would not only help all the female BBC staff being paid less than their colleagues for doing the same job, but help the millions of other women struggling to work, to raise a family, to care for ageing parents - and in so doing help their partners and children as well.
Any campaign for women's reproductive rights means pragmatically little if it is not intersectional in its approach - if it excludes a whole segment of the population it purports to assist. It is imperative that we continuously include the unique experiences and needs of disabled women within our advocacy.
As many as 91% of women say they have ever had period pains, and among those women who have had period pains and have worked, most (57%) say that period pains have affected their ability to work. Yet only around a quarter (27%) of women whose performance has been affected by period pain have ever admitted to their employer that this was the case.
I have never been one to shy away from talking about personal experiences in my live shows, I am now encouraging other women to do the same. I have experienced sexism that is not just every day, but institutional and cultural at every level. Rather than be defeated by this, I am embarking on a project that will empower women facing the same to talk about their experience, and hopefully be part of making a change.
Amy Schumer is not fat. Vaginas smell. Men need to go down on women and talking about all of that is what makes Amy Schumer brave; not her posing semi-nude for a photo. And expressing what it truly feels like to be a woman in a man's world is not crude, it's liberating. Maybe watching The Leather Special makes you feel icky now, but it might free your daughter from feeling ashamed later.
"We would not want to be accused of incentivizing inappropriate use, and provoking complaints, by significantly reducing the price of this product." So wrote Boots chief pharmacist Marc Donovan in a letter to bpas. To what dangerous, immoral drug could he possibly be referring? Emergency contraception, of course!