Tag: women

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Cycling: Take part in this Sunday’s Women’s Freedom Ride across London

Although cycling has becoming increasingly popular across London, women make up less than a third of all cyclists in British capital. The London Cycling Campaign Women’s Network (LCCWN) is trying to address this by calling for safer cycling, while encouraging more women to adopt this healthy, low-cost mode of transportation including by organising this weekend’s […]

HP Features
Women speak out on International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and Girls

It seems that I am repeating myself, but I can’t stop asking the question: “What has changed since my article from 25 November 2020? And once again, I am very saddened to say, “Nothing!” Unfortunately, nothing has changed except the numbers. Although violence against women and girls is PREVENTABLE, the numbers on violence against women […]

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A neighbour in need: founder Phoebe Coles explains Vicinus’ work and why they’re fundraising for women’s shelters across the Cyprus Green Line

Seven years ago, Phoebe Coles and two female student friends formed a social action group to help marginalised people in Cyprus. The group morphed into Vicinus, a voluntary-managed organisation that is involved in island-wide social and educational projects to support the rights of women, children and migrants. Vicinus has helped stage concerts for refugees, raise […]

Entrepreneurs
Pioneering plumber Hattie Hasan crowdfunding to create National Register of Tradeswomen

Plumbing entrepreneur Hatice ‘Hattie’ Hasan, founder and chief executive of female plumbing business Stopcocks, has launched a new initiative for female victims of domestic abuse and the organisations that support them. Hasan is aiming to raise £15,000 to set up a National Register of Tradeswomen. The Register will primarily aim to support vulnerable women, either […]

Books
See Elif Shafak and First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon discuss the need for more women to be heard in public life

A co-production with Fane Productions sees First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon meet Elif Shafak, Turkey’s most widely read female author and recently placed under investigation in her own country, in this timely and riveting discussion of democracy and human rights today. Shafak’s universally praised latest novel, has been described as a “piercing, unflinching look at the […]