Women

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Laura Kenny sets sights on becoming greatest ever GB Olympian
Childhood cycling club says British star had winning outlook from day one as she prepares to ride into history

Harriet Sherwood

01, Aug, 2021 @9:15 AM

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Gender pension gap: how women can boost their retirement pot
Women on average retire with less than half the income of men. We talk to three women keen to buck the trend and give six top tips

Harriet Meyer

31, Jul, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Women participate less at conferences, even if gender-balanced – study
Exclusive: small changes in conference design can make big difference to female inclusion, say researchers

Natalie Grover Science correspondent

30, Jul, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Aid cuts make a mockery of UK pledges on girls’ education | Zoe Williams
The government’s words at the global education summit are completely at odds with its behaviour

Zoe Williams

29, Jul, 2021 @1:31 PM

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‘It messes with you mentally’: the fear, swelling and stress of life with lymphoedema
More people in the UK have lymphoedema, an inflammatory condition that causes swelling of the limbs, than Parkinson’s or MS, yet it has not been widely recognised. Now, finally, awareness is spreading

Elle Hunt

29, Jul, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Director of public prosecutions says Brittany Higgins investigation is with AFP, contradicting Karen Andrews
DPP reveals police were given rape allegation advice in June, contradicting claims by police commissioner and home affairs minister that case is with public prosecutor

Katharine Murphy Political editor

29, Jul, 2021 @2:53 AM

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Gender equality improves in UK music industry boardrooms
Twelve trade bodies including the British Phonographic Industry and UK Music add female board members since disparity highlighted in 2020

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

28, Jul, 2021 @5:01 AM

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India’s Rape Scandal review – horrendous, harrowing, unflinching
Following two of the most high-profile and brutal rape cases in India, this Dispatches documentary alleged vast, entrenched corruption among police and politicians

Lucy Mangan

27, Jul, 2021 @9:55 PM

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Alabama is prosecuting a mom for taking prescribed medication while pregnant | Moira Donegan
At least 18 states require that doctors who know about substance use during pregnancy turn their patients in. A woman could be arrested just for being honest with her doctor

Moira Donegan

27, Jul, 2021 @10:17 AM

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‘I felt violated by the demand to undress’: three Muslim women on France’s hostility to the hijab
In France, a new law could seriously restrict women’s rights to wear headscarves in public, and there are fears that it will entrench Islamophobia

Myriam François

27, Jul, 2021 @9:00 AM

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‘Self-esteem was low. Look at them now’ : the scheme getting Kenya’s girls back to school
Over a thousand girls in rural Isiolo county, many of them young mothers, are catching up in the classroom. But entrenched cultural barriers remain a challenge for educators

Peter Muiruri in Isiolo County

27, Jul, 2021 @7:44 AM

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‘We’re so proud of her’: Afghanistan’s gutsy female cyclists ready to cheer on Ali Zada
Watching an Afghan refugee in the Olympics is a source of inspiration to many women in a country where riding a bike is seen as a political statement and the Taliban are gaining ground

Lizzy Davies

27, Jul, 2021 @5:30 AM

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