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  • Abduction, imprisonment, Taliban: the new cartoons adults ought to watch

    With a long production process allowing real voices to be heard and broad portrayals making it relatable, The Breadwinner proves that kids’ films can appropriately handle conflict When Nora Twomey first showed her new film to audiences, the reaction was surprising. The Breadwinner is a children’s animation about an 11-year-old girl named Parvana growing up in Afghanistan under the Taliban. It contains harrowing scenes of abduction, imprisonment, execution, warfare, and brutal repression of...

    the Guardian
  • New York stock exchange has its first female leader in 226-year history

    Stacey Cunningham’s appointment as NYSE president raises hopes that the glass ceiling has finally cracked on Wall Street Stacey Cunningham, who began her career as a summer intern on the New York stock exchange 24 years ago, will become the first woman to head the 226-year-old financial market on Friday, an appointment that raises hopes that the glass ceiling may have finally cracked on Wall Street. But has it? Cunningham takes up the position as the financial services sector is struggling to...

    the Guardian
  • DollHouse Photography transforms pensioners to pin-up girls

    A Birmingham photographer transformed women in their 50s, 60s and 70s into timeless beauties for a glamorous pin-up style photo shoot that proves age is no barrier to looking good.

    Mail Online
  • Ireland's abortion decision: a photo essay

    Documentary photographer Olivia Harris, supported by the International Women’s Media Fund, examines the contentious issue of abortion in Ireland On Friday Ireland will vote in a referendum that could in effect end the ban on abortion. Voters will be asked if they want to repeal the eighth amendment of the constitution, which recognises the equal right to life of mother and unborn child. Every year, 3,000 Irish women travel overseas, usually to the UK, to end pregnancies, including those caused...

    the Guardian
  • From snipers to moms: World War II exhibit focuses on women

    The terrors of World War II impacted most of the world's women, both on the home and battlefronts. A new exhibition opening Friday at the International Museum of World War … Click to Continue

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  • Close result expected in Ireland's abortion referendum

    Yes voters slightly ahead in polls after hard-fought campaigns by both sides The people of Ireland will vote on Friday in a historic referendum on whether to repeal or retain a constitutional clause protecting the rights of the unborn that has produced one of the most restrictive abortion regimes in the world. The outcome of the vote, expected to be close following a polarised and often acrimonious campaign, will either confirm Ireland on its journey from a conservative Catholic country to a...

    the Guardian
  • WTA International, Nuremberg (Women) Women's Singles Final Rounds...

    May 25 (OPTA) - Final Rounds and Seeds Progress from the WTA International, Nuremberg (Women) Women's Singles matches on Thursday .. Final Rounds .. Seed ...

    Mail Online
  • Women may hold key to missing WA man

    Two women riding horses may have crucial information on the whereabouts of a 65-year-old dementia sufferer missing southeast of Perth.Grandfather Ian Collett...

    Mail Online
  • Lyon defeat Wolfsburg to claim fifth Women´s Champions League title

    Lyon overcame their German opponents 4-1 in Kiev.

    Mail Online
  • The Irish diaspora flocking home in the hope of swinging the historic abortion referendum

    In their black tops bearing the word "Repeal", many of those travelling home to Ireland yesterday, to vote in Friday’s abortion referendum, were easily identifiable.

    The Telegraph
  • Irish pro-choice campaigners recount #HomeToVote journeys online

    Hashtag has been used by Irish voters travelling home to vote in the abortion referendum Whether it is boarding 13-hour flights or thanking the strangers that have funded their journeys, Irish citizens are sharing their stories on social media as they travel home from all over the world to cast their ballot in the country’s historic referendum on abortion. The hashtag #HomeToVote has been used across social media channels as supporters of repealing the 8th amendment converge in Ireland to cast...

    the Guardian
  • Ireland’s abortion debate has already succeeded in shifting my position

    I’m adamantly pro-choice, but was ambivalent about liberalising UK laws. The Irish referendum has changed all that They came from Los Angeles, from Bangkok, from Sydney, from Buenos Aires; from all four corners of the globe. One woman said her plane ticket was a birthday present from her boyfriend, who knew how much it meant to her. Others are funded by student unions, family whip-rounds, expats who have been away too long to take part. Young Irish women and men are coming home to vote in...

    the Guardian
  • Anti-abortion activists make final push for Ireland's vote

    Love Both campaign is chasing down the undecideds before Friday’s referendum They wear bright pink hi-vis jackets and talk passionately about human rights. Many of them are young women; some are students in ripped jeans, others professionals in suits. There’s barely a priest in sight. This is the anti-abortion army out on the streets of Ireland, chasing down every undecided vote in Friday’s referendum on abortion. In the final days of the campaign they were going door-to-door, handing out...

    the Guardian
  • 2018 points to historic breakthrough for Democratic women

    Would anyone still care about the message behind last year's women's marches after the events were over? The answer is increasingly obvious.

    MSNBC
  • New Battlefield game zeroes in on women soldiers of the second world war

    Battlefield V aims to showcase the “unseen locations and untold stories” of war, with both epic battles and individual missions to engage in from Norway to north Africa WARNING: video content not suitable for children The Battlefield series is going back to where it started with its fifth incarnation, but this time with a goal of showcasing the “unseen locations, untold stories, and unplayed gameplay moments” of the second world war. For the first time in the series, that also includes a heavy...

    the Guardian
  • The UK ignored the Irish abortion question for too long – it was a failure of solidarity

    It took a trip to Belfast’s Marie Stopes clinic for me to see the shame and rage in the reproductive rights debate. How did it go unremarked upon for so many years? Ahead of the vote on Ireland’s abortion laws tomorrow, gut-wrenching stories have poured forth: pregnant 15-year-olds coping, or dying, alone; women forced to travel to England to get an abortion, scraping together the cash with the clock set inexorably against them, miscarrying in a taxi back to the airport and thanking their stars...

    the Guardian
  • Irish anti-abortion campaigners dodge Google's ad ban

    Campaigners use alternative platforms to promote message on news sites and games Anti-abortion campaigners have sidestepped Google’s ban on online adverts relating to the referendum in Ireland on Friday, so as to promote their message on popular websites. This May the tech company banned paid messages relating to the referendum from appearing on its services, which dominates many aspects of online advertising. Continue reading...

    the Guardian
  • Saudi releases 70-year-old in sweep on women's activists

    Human rights groups say Saudi authorities have released a 70-year-old activist, but that nine others remain detained following a sweep that targeted women's rights activists. Amnesty International and two Saudi … Click to Continue

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  • WTA International, Nuremberg (Women) Women's Singles Seeds Progress

    May 24 (OPTA) - Seeds Progress from the WTA International, Nuremberg (Women) Women's Singles matches on Wednesday .. Seeds .. Seed Round Rslt ...

    Mail Online
  • Poldark gender pay gap: Eleanor Tomlinson 'pretty upset' to be paid less than Aidan Turner

    On screen, Demelza Poldark is every inch her husband’s equal.

    The Telegraph
  • I know all too well the highs and lows of being an Instamum

    When I started writing a blog back in 2013 as a proud but utterly overwhelmed new mum of one, I had no idea that, five years later, I would have published two bestselling books and have over 600,000 followers on social media.

    The Telegraph
  • The Guardian view on the abortion referendum: Ireland’s choice will have a global impact

    The world will take heed when voters decide whether to repeal the constitutional clause that ensures terminating pregnancies is illegal in almost all circumstances On Friday, Ireland will vote on whether to remove a single sentence which enshrines a near-total ban on abortion in the constitution, even in cases of rape and fatal foetal abnormality. The eighth amendment underpins the strictest controls in a western democracy, placing the “right to life of the unborn” on a par with the life of the...

    the Guardian
  • Burns survivor hailed as an inspiration by Loose Women viewers

    Dana Vulin, 31, from Perth, was doused in methylated spirit and set alight in 2012 - but has won praise after explaining on Loose Women that she harbours no anger towards her attacker.

    Mail Online
  • By age 35... you really should have nailed these nine things

    By the time you're 35, you should have saved twice your salary.

    The Telegraph