10 August 2020
As schools are forced to close and childcare becomes less available the pressure on women as primary caregivers to children has greatly increased.Sarah Bates looks at why this is and talks to those bearing the brunt of this crisis
07 August 2020
Our protests In Portland started with the Minneapolis uprising and have continued every day for well over two months.
31 July 2020
Rape convictions in England and Wales fell to a record low last year. The number of prosecutions and convictions has been slashed by half in just three years.
20 July 2020
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte finally passed the dangerous new anti-terror bill into law this month.
09 July 2020
“Systemic failings” by the health service have ruined the lives of untold numbers of women and their children
07 July 2020
Mrs America follows the political upheaval around the Equal Rights Amendment in the 1970s
11 June 2020
Pregnant women and women who have recently had children are facing intensified discrimination during the coronavirus crisis.
22 May 2020
I was struck this week by the mainstream media’s lack of interest in the latest report from the Fawcett Society.The differential impact of Covid-19 on BAME communities has been widely reported but little attention has been given to the issue of women and the pandemic.
11 April 2020
A new scandal over Do Not Attempt Resuscitation (DNAR) orders has revived previously unthinkable eugenic notions about the “survival of the fittest”.
04 April 2020
During this period where people’s lives are centred around the home, Sarah Bates looks at capitalism's reliance on the family and women’s domestic labour.
31 March 2020
Rules relaxing access to abortion aren’t enough to protect women in the pandemic.
16 March 2020
The Perfect Candidate is a political fable with a kick. It tells the story of Maryam (Mila Al-Zahrani), a doctor living in Saudi Arabia who finds herself accidentally running for the local council.
02 March 2020
The reality of women’s oppression is all around us. For all the advances won by resistance and struggle, capitalist society is riven with deeply entrenched sexism—unequal pay, sexual harassment, attacks on reproductive rights and objectification.
25 February 2020
The conviction of Harvey Weinstein for rape and sexual harassment ought to be a spur for a war against sexism everywhere.
18 February 2020
As members begin voting for the next Labour leader this week, debates about transphobia, Palestine solidarity and the party’s election defeat are raging, reports Nick Clark
15 February 2020
A landmark conference 50 years ago this month helped to boost struggles for women’s liberation
11 February 2020
Heart Unions Week—the TUC union federation’s annual publicity campaign—this year focuses on challenging sexual harassment at work.
19 January 2020
Up to 10,000 demonstrators took to the streets of Washington DC for the fourth annual US Women's March on Saturday.
07 January 2020
The sexist treatment carried out by the police and justice systems toward women alleging rape was highlighted in a recent horrifying case in Cyprus
17 December 2019
Powerful people are trying to justify sexual abuse by powerful people