Category: women

The voice of women as a force for peace

The voice of women can be a potent force for peace, so why do we silence it? 29 October 2022 | MAHA AKEEL | Arab Times In the…

‘The hijab is not a symbol of gender oppression’

Wearing a form of head covering is the most visible symbol of Islam in the west – and the most misunderstood. 31 March 2022 | James Porteous | Clipper…

Mexico: Top court decriminalization of abortion hailed as ‘watershed moment’

The decision in the world’s second-biggest Roman Catholic country means that courts can no longer prosecute abortion cases. Photo: A woman holds up a banner which reads “My…

And then she tried ‘period pants…’

Previously a niche, expensive product, period knickers are now readily available on the UK high street. Women explain why they are turning their backs on single-use pads and…

A writer recalls holidays hitching and hiking across England (1930)

Photo: Young women hitch-hike on country lanes, 1956. Photograph: Harry Kerr/Getty Images Hitch-hiking. By now there is likely a generation or two who do not really know what the…

Study: Women have become more ‘sexually fluid’

Photo: Over time, language has evolved to recognise women as sexually non-binary (Credit: Getty Images) 15th June 2021 | Jessica Klein | BBC The way we think about…

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