Women

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‘Karua wave’ in Kenya’s elections may bring first female deputy president
Martha Karua may become Kenya’s most senior woman ever but feminists fear the compromises that will be forced on her

Caroline Kimeu in Nairobi

01, Aug, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Tea strain: MPs’ stab at being funny gets steeped in ridicule
Twitter complaints of sexism and dated views pour in after 1922 Committee tries jest with teapot amid Tory leadership contest

Caroline Davies

20, Jul, 2022 @7:30 PM

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Kemi Badenoch brings culture war rhetoric to Tory leadership race
Latest entrant hoping to replace Boris Johnson has had a speedy ascent marked by embrace of controversy

Peter Walker Political correspondent

09, Jul, 2022 @12:37 PM

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Allowing babies in the Commons would humanise it | Letters
Letters: Rachel Phipps says we need to create a society where mothers with babies are welcomed not excluded. Plus letters from Martin Cooper and Jack Winter

Letters

30, Jun, 2022 @4:46 PM

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MPs should not bring babies into Commons, says cross-party review
The review into the rules was ordered by Commons Speaker Lindsay Hoyle in November

Aubrey Allegretti

30, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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How to get a better class of MP? Help mothers stand for parliament
The first recipients of the grants from Labour MP Stella Creasy’s MotheRED scheme to encourage women into the Commons tell why it could help stop the rot in politics

Gaby Hinsliff

18, Jun, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Hillary Clinton faced constant sexism in 2016 campaign, says ex-aide
Huma Abedin says candidate and her team would feel obliged to laugh off offensive remarks

Rachel Hall

03, Jun, 2022 @4:43 PM

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‘Glass cliff’: only two in 10 female Coalition and Labor candidates in winnable seats, analysis finds
Precarious positions are being given to women in a ‘poisoned chalice’ that threatens the fight for gender equality in parliament

Sarah Martin

12, May, 2022 @10:00 AM

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How to stop the sleazy rot in Westminster? Elect more mothers to parliament | Stella Creasy
A new group is working to break down the barriers to mothers becoming MPs, says Labour MP Stella Creasy

Stella Creasy

11, May, 2022 @2:00 PM

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The Guardian view on Afghan women: the Taliban turn the screws | Editorial
Editorial: The regime intensifies repression and suffering while failing to address the country’s urgent humanitarian needs

Editorial

10, May, 2022 @5:55 PM

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Gender gap in doctors’ drug risk warnings? | Brief letters
Letters: Hormone replacement therapy | Boris Johnson and Lorraine Kelly | Murderous artists | Whips in parliament | Nature doing what comes naturally

Letters

05, May, 2022 @4:49 PM

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Cleaning up a Commons culture that’s rotten to the core | Letters
Letters: Gillian Gehring, Linda Rhead, Jennifer Rees, Calix Eden, Tony Green and Pauline Watson on the challenges of tackling the sexist and bullying behaviour that’s rife in parliament

Letters

03, May, 2022 @5:09 PM

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