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‘The Women Around Him Are Accessories to His Brand’

“I don’t know many undecided people period,” said Egleston, the Charlotte city councilman. “I’ve spoken to thousands of voters this year. None of them were undecided!” said Jackson, the state senator. “I literally don’t know a single person who is undecided,” said Ray McKinnon, a Black pastor, a Democratic National Committee member and a longtime […]

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Women share horrendous pictures of injuries to raise awareness of domestic violence as 14 women are killed in 3 weeks

BRAVE women have shared pictures of their horrendous injuries to raise awareness of domestic violence, as killings in the home DOUBLED during the first three weeks of lockdown in the UK. The four women released battered and bloodied pictures of their faces on social media as researchers from Counting Dead Women Project told MPs that […]

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Women suffer as lockdown worsens Latin America’s ‘domestic hell’

Buenos Aires (AFP) – Weeks of confinement imposed by the coronavirus pandemic is taking a chilling toll on women and girls across Latin America, where the number of calls to helplines have soared, made by victims of domestic violence who cannot flee. Appeals to help women experiencing violence in the home have redoubled in recent […]

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How well are women represented on your local city council? Search hundreds of cities in our exclusive database to find out

One hundred years ago, on a winter day in 1920, Constance Hamilton, a suffragist, social activist and talented pianist, took her seat on Toronto city council, making history as the first woman elected to municipal office in Ontario. A century later, and despite a decades-long push to get more women into municipal politics, gender parity […]

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More than 90,000 people sign petition urging TV channels to support sexual violence victims

More than 90,000 people have signed a petition calling on TV networks to do more to support victims of sexual violence. The petition, published on campaign site 38 Degrees, says all channels should be obliged to provide support and information after showing sexual violence on screen. It also says there should be more advanced trigger […]

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‘Disturbingly misogynistic’ conference run only by men pledges to ‘Make Women Great Again’

A “disturbingly misogynistic” conference that promises to “make women great again” but only has male speakers has drawn fierce criticism from campaigners. The event, which organisers have billed as the “mansplaining event of the century”, will be held in Orlando in Florida in May. Discussions at the three-day conference, which costs £764 ($999) to attend, […]

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Women Acquitting Themselves Well

My grandfather was one of the vice presidents of J.P. Morgan Bank in the mid-20th century.  He was V.P. in charge of the Department of Statistics, which was, apparently, the unit at the time that made the bank’s investment decisions.  He never saw himself as one of the bank’s great leaders; he talked of himself, […]

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Sudan has repealed its repressive ‘Public Order Law’ that had let police flog women for wearing pants

On Thursday night, the transitional government took a significant step in addressing Sudan’s troubled past by repealing a public order law that had granted police far-reaching powers to arrest people for a litany of infractions, including women who were found dancing, wearing trousers, vending on the streets or mixing with men who weren’t their relatives. […]

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Labour pledges £58bn to compensate women hit by pension age rise

Labour has pledged to compensate nearly 4 million women who lost out on thousands of pounds when the state pension age was increased. John McDonnell, the shadow chancellor, said the payments – estimated to total £58bn over five years – would settle a “historical debt of honour”. Individual payouts to women born in the Fifties could […]

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