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Violence against women won’t be solved by increasing police powers

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The news that 28-year-old teacher Sabina Nessa appears to have been murdered last weekend in south-east London was received with shock and anger, reigniting the conversation around what it will take to end gendered vi...

‘A poem is a powerful tool’: Somali women raise their voices in the nation of poets

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When Hawa Jama Abdi was eight years old, she got lost in a forest and found herself in the path of a hyena. In her place, many would have run, some would have frozen – but Jama Abdi, the blind daughter of Somali pasto...

Fear of more baby deaths as ministers stand firm on jailing pregnant women

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Experts have warned that more babies could die in prison owing to the government’s expansion of female prison places and ministers’ refusal to grant multiple requests to end the incarceration of pregnant women. The wa...

UK women: have you taken up cycling during the pandemic?

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The number of cycling trips made by women in England rose by more than 50% in 2020, official statistics show, seemingly at least partially due to quieter roads during lockdown. We’re keen to hear from women, all aroun...

Zahra Joya: the Afghan reporter who fled the Taliban – and kept telling the truth about women

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Just over a month ago, Zahra Joya left her house in Kabul to walk to her office, as she had been doing every day. From this small office, Joya, a journalist, ran Rukhshana Media, the news agency she founded last year ...

Doctor ‘bias’ behind women getting worse treatment for heart attacks, Australian study finds

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Women receive worse medical treatment than men for common heart attacks, according to new research. A study by Sydney researchers has found that women diagnosed with a common type of heart attack or the condition unst...

Afghan women stage protest in Kabul after Taliban crack down on women’s rights – video report

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More than a dozen women staged a protest in Kabul on Sunday, holding up signs calling for the participation of women in public life. The protest came as female government employees in Kabul were told to stay home, wit...

New measures on freezing eggs leave women in the cold

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This morning, for the second time this week, I heard the phrase “drops off a cliff” during a discussion about fertility. The second time this week. Through my life, of course, I’ve heard it plenty, spiking sharply in ...

Carli Lloyd scores five goals as USA women hammer eight past Paraguay

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No Carli Lloyd isn’t reconsidering her retirement – even after a five-goal game. Lloyd hit a career high for goals in the US national team’s 9-0 rout of Paraguay on Thursday night. The 39-year-old forward has just thr...

Police urged to better protect black women who face domestic abuse

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The actor and writer Michaela Coel, the singer FKA twigs and the Women’s Equality party are among those backing calls to introduce mandatory training for police and agencies supporting black women who are victims of d...

Manchester United’s Mary Earps calls England Women recall ‘surreal’

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Mary Earps has said it is “surreal” to be back in the England squad after thinking “this is probably internationally the end of the road for me”, having not played for the Lionesses since November 2019. “I was quite o...

The ICC must stand with Afghan women – or it stands for nothing

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It seemed, at the start of the match, as if Heaven Help Us CC might just live up to their name. The young curate opening the batting was bowled second ball and it was clear the opposition’s pacy opening bowler – we’ll...

Afghan women to be banned from playing sport, Taliban say

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Afghan women, including the country’s women’s cricket team, will be banned from playing sport under the new Taliban government, according to an official in the hardline Islamist group. In an interview with the Austral...

DoJ vows to protect women seeking abortions in Texas

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Good morning. The federal government will take action to protect women in Texas trying to obtain an abortion in the wake of the strictest anti-abortion law in the US taking effect last week, the attorney general, Merr...

DoJ vows to protect women seeking abortions in Texas after radical state ban

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US attorney general Merrick Garland announced on Monday that the federal government will take action to protect those in Texas trying to obtain an abortion in the wake of the strictest anti-abortion law in the US taki...

Arsenal Women close to signing US World Cup winner Tobin Heath

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Arsenal are close to signing Tobin Heath after the USA international left Manchester United at the end of her one-year deal. The 33-year-old forward is in line to become the club’s fifth recruit of a summer during whi...

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