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Instant Opinion: ‘Racists think England is theirs’
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Instant Opinion: ‘Racists think England is theirs’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 15 June
15 Jun 2020
What is breast ironing and how common is it in the UK?
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What is breast ironing and how common is it in the UK?

School says sorry for asking children as young as 11 to research the harmful practice
15 Jun 2020
Coronavirus and women’s bodies: the new rules
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Coronavirus and women’s bodies: the new rules

The pandemic is changing the lives of females worldwide in unexpected ways
31 Mar 2020
How coronavirus changed UK abortion law - briefly
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How coronavirus changed UK abortion law - briefly

Anger as government reverses decision to let women access medical terminations without travelling to a clinic
25 Mar 2020
Instant Opinion: Boris flounders amid ‘sham’ Queen’s speech
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Instant Opinion: Boris flounders amid ‘sham’ Queen’s speech

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 15 October
15 Oct 2019
Instant Opinion: Hong Kong society ‘unequal and uncaring’
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Instant Opinion: Hong Kong society ‘unequal and uncaring’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 17 September
17 Sep 2019
Apple and Google under fire over Saudi wife-tracker app
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Apple and Google under fire over Saudi wife-tracker app

Tech giants accused of ‘enforcing gender apartheid’ by hosting service that sends alerts when women try to leave country
13 Feb 2019

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Why lecturer Dr Victoria Bateman likes to strip off
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Why lecturer Dr Victoria Bateman likes to strip off

Economics fellow appeared naked on Good Morning Britain to discuss Brexit
12 Feb 2019
How Saudi Arabia is cracking down anew on women’s rights
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How Saudi Arabia is cracking down anew on women’s rights

Persecution of female activists draws condemnation from British MPs
5 Feb 2019
Saudi women to get divorce confirmation by text
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Saudi women to get divorce confirmation by text

Justice minister says change to legal status ‘will bring transparency to divorce proceedings’
7 Jan 2019
Why Argentinian Senate voted against legal abortion
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Why Argentinian Senate voted against legal abortion

Lawmakers reject bill that would have allowed elective termination in first 14 weeks of pregnancy
9 Aug 2018
Seven things that will get you arrested in Saudi Arabia
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Seven things that will get you arrested in Saudi Arabia

Dabbing, making wine and celebrating your birthday are just some of the obscure crimes in the conservative country
19 Jul 2018
Iranian woman ‘jailed for 20 years’ for removing headscarf
Iranian women wearing the hijab in Tehran earlier this year
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Iranian woman ‘jailed for 20 years’ for removing headscarf

29 people were arrested in February for protesting against Iran’s strict Islamic dress code
11 Jul 2018
TV presenter flees Saudi Arabia amid ‘indecent dress’ probe
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TV presenter flees Saudi Arabia amid ‘indecent dress’ probe

Shereen al-Rifaie was reporting on end of driving ban on women when her abaya was blown open by wind
28 Jun 2018
The most dangerous countries in the world for women
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The most dangerous countries in the world for women

US the only Western nation to make top 10, while India tops the ranking
26 Jun 2018
‘Upskirting’ ban MP targeted by knicker protest
Women's rights demonstrators hold up placards during the Time's Up Downing Street protest in January
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‘Upskirting’ ban MP targeted by knicker protest

Government confirms plans to push through new legislation despite Sir Christopher Chope’s intervention
19 Jun 2018
The real suffragettes: Emmeline, Emily and Edith
Carrie Mulligan and Helena Bonham-Carter in the 2015 movie Suffragettes
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The real suffragettes: Emmeline, Emily and Edith

Thousands take to the streets to honour the women who won the vote 100 years ago
11 Jun 2018
Three Indian teenagers raped and set alight
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Three Indian teenagers raped and set alight

India’s Congress president says nation has ‘failed another girl’
8 May 2018
First female drivers recruited in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabian women are set to be granted the right to drive
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First female drivers recruited in Saudi Arabia

Ride-hailing apps announce plans to hire 10,000 women after Arab nation lifts ban
11 Jan 2018
Saudi Arabia to open sports stadiums to women
Saudi Arabian women are set to be granted the right to drive
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Saudi Arabia to open sports stadiums to women

Three major cities will allow female spectators from early this year in latest reform
30 Oct 2017
Indian women defy victim-blaming with 'midnight selfies'
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Indian women defy victim-blaming with 'midnight selfies'

Politician said woman chased for 30 mins 'should not have gone out so late'
9 Aug 2017
Emily Davison: The true story of the Epsom derby martyr
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Emily Davison: The true story of the Epsom derby martyr

Suffragette's fatal attempt to halt king's horse became legendary symbol of women's right to vote
8 Jun 2017
Barclays, BT and Royal Mail fight maternity discrimination
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Barclays, BT and Royal Mail fight maternity discrimination

Big business head up coalition as part of Equality Commission initiative
15 Sep 2016
Women 'earn £300,000 less than men over working life'
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Women 'earn £300,000 less than men over working life'

Disparity is evidence of 'financial price paid after having children', says Fawcett Society
8 Mar 2016
Islamic State using women to create an 'unborn army'
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Islamic State using women to create an 'unborn army'

As many as 50 children from the UK are also said to be growing up in the so-called caliphate
8 Mar 2016
Suffragettes of Saudi Arabia: the women making history
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Suffragettes of Saudi Arabia: the women making history

Women will vote and stand in elections for the first time – but should we be celebrating just yet?
30 Nov 2015
Why Irish women are tweeting the PM about their periods
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Why Irish women are tweeting the PM about their periods

Enda Kenny swamped with messages about menstrual cycles as women fight to #appealthe8th
6 Nov 2015
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