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Behind the fanfare of James Cleverly’s visit to Sierra Leone, the need to restore aid is starkly apparent
The foreign secretary received a warm welcome in the country of his mother’s birth but critics say the slashing of aid budgets undermines the message of support for women and girls

Isabel Choat in Bo

16, Mar, 2023 @12:40 PM

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Annalena Baerbock’s ‘feminist foreign policy’ focuses minds in Iraq
German foreign minister’s trip is chance to show how diplomacy can better represent women’s interests – especially those in Yazidi camps

Philip Oltermann in Duhok

11, Mar, 2023 @8:00 AM

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‘We needed a massive amount of resilience’: the female Labour MPs from the class of ’87
At the general election that year, the number of women in the Commons jumped to (an albeit still tiny) 41. Some talk about the sexism – and the solidarity

Esther Addley

04, Mar, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Holyrood’s presiding officer calls for ban on all-male committees
Gender-sensitive audit also urges quotas for governing bodies and a new permanent proxy-voting scheme

Libby Brooks Scotland correspondent

03, Mar, 2023 @12:01 AM

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In a tough era for women, Betty Boothroyd smashed parliament’s glass ceiling | Margaret Hodge, Rachel Reeves and Harriet Harman
A traditionalist and a fierce upholder of standards, the former speaker of the House of Commons changed the job for ever. Former colleagues pay tribute

Margaret Hodge, Rachel Reeves and Harriet Harman

27, Feb, 2023 @3:33 PM

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Misogyny in politics shows no sign of abating | Letter
Letter: It seems that some politicians don’t even recognise the sexist abuse they inflict on women in their own party, says Liz Mason

26, Feb, 2023 @6:51 PM

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‘It could be your next-door neighbour’: how female MPs cope with misogynistic abuse
As Nicola Sturgeon quits, online vitriol continues to leave female politicians fearing for their safety

Emine Sinmaz

17, Feb, 2023 @12:13 PM

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The Guardian view on Nicola Sturgeon: a warning at the end of the road
Editorial: Scotland’s first minister has been a dominant political figure. But her resignation does not mean that independence is dead


16, Feb, 2023 @6:45 PM

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First Ardern, now Sturgeon: leaders echo ‘dehumanising’ pressures
Like ex-New Zealand PM, Scotland’s first minister speaks of duty to admit how ‘brutality’ of political life got to her

Caroline Davies

15, Feb, 2023 @6:20 PM

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Forget Andrew Tate – what about the host of misogynists in Labour’s ranks? | Catherine Bennett
The transgender debate seems to offer many proudly progressive men a licence to insult women who disagree with them

Catherine Bennett

28, Jan, 2023 @7:00 PM

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Women suffer guilt, abuse and disapproval. No wonder Jacinda Ardern is knackered | Jess Phillips
We worry about our families, ourselves, the threats and society’s expectations. When it leads to burnout, can anyone be surprised?, says MP and author Jess Phillips

Jess Phillips

20, Jan, 2023 @2:36 PM

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Jacinda Ardern’s graceful departure is the personification of modern democratic ideals | Van Badham
The New Zealand prime minister’s bold and resolute leadership neutralised hoary stereotypes that insisted female power is soft or weak

Van Badham

19, Jan, 2023 @5:48 AM

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