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Stella Creasy’s lawsuit on maternity rights shows up archaic MP role

Labour MP Stella Creasy wants the same maternity rights afforded to the rest of the UK child-bearing population in employment – including ministers. The rulings for MPs show the machinations … Continue reading Stella Creasy’s lawsuit on maternity rights shows up archaic MP role

URBAN ONE HONORS pays tribute to BLACK WOMEN leading the change

PERFORMANCES BYJAZMINE SULLIVAN, DA BRAT, LE’ANDRIA JOHNSON, AVERY SUNSHINE, KIM BURSE AND THE KB PLAYERS, AND MORE The Program Will Pay Special Homage to theInternational Sweethearts of Rhythm, The First … Continue reading URBAN ONE HONORS pays tribute to BLACK WOMEN leading the change

Sky Sports acquires rights for Barclays FA Women’s Super League

Broadcaster lands ground-breaking Barclays FA Women’s Superleague three-year rights deal starting from 2021 Sky Sports to show at least 35 live matches per season Barclays FA Women’s Superleague strengthens Sky’s … Continue reading Sky Sports acquires rights for Barclays FA Women’s Super League

Canadian documentary “Underplayed,” executive produced by Bud Light, explores inequality in the music industry and is set to premiere on Crave on International Women’s Day

For every share of the Underplayed trailer on International Women’s Day, Bud Light Canada will donate $1 to not-for-profit organization Women in Music Canada Following its world premiere at the 2020 Toronto … Continue reading Canadian documentary “Underplayed,” executive produced by Bud Light, explores inequality in the music industry and is set to premiere on Crave on International Women’s Day

Natalie Dormer, Ruth Wilson, Lydia West and Susan Wokoma introduce their WOMAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA favourites in new series on BFI PLAYER

Women directors and talent spotlighted on BFI Player for International Women’s Day The BFI (British Film Institute) is celebrating International Women’s Day with a brand-new series on BFI Player of … Continue reading Natalie Dormer, Ruth Wilson, Lydia West and Susan Wokoma introduce their WOMAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA favourites in new series on BFI PLAYER

THE WOW FOUNDATION announces major programme of festivals and events addressing gender inequality ACROSS THE GLOBE IN 2021

From 1st March digital WOW Festivals go live from the UK, New York, Nepal, Pakistan, Istanbul, and Bangladesh, and WOW Think Ins take place in Taiwan and Western Australia. 2021’s WOW Festival UK takes place 1-21st March to mark International Women’s Day and includes: Over 30 digital events Guest speakers Kimberlé … Continue reading THE WOW FOUNDATION announces major programme of festivals and events addressing gender inequality ACROSS THE GLOBE IN 2021

Stressed teacher

Teaching Tier 4 – should kids go back to school?

It’s less than a week before children across England are due to return to school. With the government steadfast in insisting they will all go back, what are teachers feeling … Continue reading Teaching Tier 4 – should kids go back to school?

So different from the hospital environment

In defence of home birth: hippy, dangerous lifestyle choice, or the safest place from a killer virus?

“Wow, you’re brave”, she winced at me. Nine pounds? Really? Just gas and air? I didn’t tell her that the majority of my 11 hour labour didn’t even feature entonox … Continue reading In defence of home birth: hippy, dangerous lifestyle choice, or the safest place from a killer virus?

INDIA: Struggling in lockdown; HeARTshala elicits hope among the sex workers of G. B. Road

By Nibedita Saha “If I learn this skill-based work then I’ll leave that work. I will totally leave the work,” said one of the sex workers who is in her … Continue reading INDIA: Struggling in lockdown; HeARTshala elicits hope among the sex workers of G. B. Road

Fighting obesity against the backdrop of Coronavirus – what’s the answer?

Fat-shaming, body positivity and stigma, obesity is a Public Health issue and those with a High BMI are in danger from Covid-19. Is weight loss surgery the answer? A perspective from surgeons and patients examines the issues

2 women - one is a patient, the other is a medical profession. The patient is holding her face clearly in distress. The overlaid text says "simply hysterical'?

“Women’s issues” – written off, ignored and mocked for too long

Women are used to being called hysterical. The very word itself comes from the Greek word, hysterika, meaning uterus. If you’re hysterical, your behaviour is marked by “uncontrollable, extreme emotion”.