My boyfriend is a bully

When I speak to people who had not suffered domestic violence – fortunately there is still a few of them in the world – I notice how little they actually understand this phenomenon. The first thing they say is “why doesn’t she leave?” I feel so angry when they say...

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No more stones thrown from a glass house

As International Women’s Day has just gone by, we have to recognise that while attitudes are changing, women and girls still face appalling inequality and injustice around the world As a man I am constantly horrified by the way so many other men treat women so badly,...

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Is social media a powerful weapon against sexism?

On the 4th of February, Júlia Velo and her friend were having a drink at Quitandinha bar, in a bohemian neighbourhood of Sao Paulo, Brazil, when they were harassed by two men. The latter sat at the women’s table uninvited, refused to leave when asked, and even drank...

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He named me, Malala

A few weeks ago we were kindly invited by Media Mogul to a preview of He Named Me Malala, which was recently released in cinemas in the UK. We were intrigued to see this portrayal of the 18 year-old activist Malala Yousafzai by director Davis Guggenheim. Firstly, it...

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