London exhibition celebrates female [leaders] empowerment through fashion

London exhibition celebrates female [leaders] empowerment through fashion

Li-mei Hoang – Reuters News UK – Wednesday November 12, 2014 (originally published Nov 7) (Reuters) – From a jade green wool dress suit worn by former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher to the suffragettes’ lace blouses, clothes have been a defining feature of women’s empowerment, according to a new exhibition in London. “Women Fashion […]

The most influential women over 55 in Britain

The most influential women over 55 in Britain

Nancy Honey and Hattie Garlick – Guardian – Monday, 22 September 2014 (originally published  21 Sept) American photographer Nancy Honey traveled the country to compile a remarkable portfolio of portraits of the 100 most influential women over 55. Her project shows how much women’s lives have changed – and also how much there still is to do. Here are […]

Church of England Votes to Accept Women as Bishops

Church of England Votes to Accept Women as Bishops

Stephen Castle – New York Times – Thursday, 17 July 2014 (originally published 14 Jul) LONDON — After years of deadlock and division, the Church of England voted on Monday to allow women to become bishops, overturning centuries of tradition and overcoming a long-running dispute that had undermined the unity of Anglicans. The changes will […]

[UK] New law against forced marriage takes effect

[UK] New law against forced marriage takes effect

 PA – Independent – Wednesday, 18 June 2014 (originally published 16 Jun) Forced marriage is “a tragedy for each and every victim”, the Home Secretary, Theresa May, said as a new law outlawing the practice came into effect. From today, forcing someone into marriage will carry a maximum seven-year jail term under the 2014 Anti-Social […]

[UK women] Ten times as vulnerable

[UK women] Ten times as vulnerable

Craig Gilbert – London Community News – Friday, 17 January 2014 (originally published 14 Jan) Susan MacPhail often reflects on a young aboriginal woman who once passed through the doors at My Sisters’ Place. The “stunningly beautiful young woman” who came to London from a reserve in another part of the province suffered from schizophrenia. […]

A monument to strong [Caribbean] black women [in UK]

A monument to strong [Caribbean] black women [in UK]

Natricia Duncan – Voice – Thursday, 09 January 2014 (originally published 06 Jan) AN AFRICAN mother holding a baby stands proudly in Stockwell Park, her gaze firmly fixed upwards. She has come to represent the enduring strength of black women. The 10-foot bronze sculpture was the brainchild of Guyanese-born Lambeth resident Cecile Nobrega, who recently […]

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