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Just one dose of HPV vaccination may be enough

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A new study has great implications for women around the world, especially those in developing countries. Just one dose of the HPV vaccine Cervarix could be enough to protect women...

Time for a sabbatical? How to make the most of a year off

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Imagine taking a year off work to do everything on your 'one day' list? Sounds good right? No wonder sabbaticals are tempting more and more professionals. While taking a year...

New laws to make revenge porn illegal?

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Break ups are hard enough as it is, but they’re especially traumatic if you have an angry ex who is gunning for revenge and isn't afraid to share intimate pictures of you with...

Malala Yousafzai: End the Education Emergency

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Remember Malala Yousafzai? She’s pretty hard to forget, last year she was the girl who took on the Taliban and, by some form of miracle, won. She’s recently been named as one...

Victory for women on banknotes campaign! Jane Austen to be on £10 note

Home / Women in Focus / Key debates / Victory for women on banknotes campaign! Jane Austen to be on £10 note

Today, due to the major success of the campaign ‘Bank of England: Keep a woman on English banknotes’ on Change.org, The Bank of England will announce that Jane Austen will be...

Ireland begins controversial two-week debate on "inhumane" abortion law

Home / Women in Focus / Key debates / Ireland begins controversial two-week debate on "inhumane" abortion law

It made headlines and sent shockwaves around the world when Savita Halappanavar tragically died in Ireland last October. Just 17 weeks pregnant with her first child, the dentist...

#GirlfriendGratitude: 11 Reasons To Be Thankful For Your Woman

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Ladies, it’s International Women’s Day today so what better time to let your man know just how special you are to him? After all, you know guys aren't into all that mushy stuff...

Have a Happy Blue Monday: How I've Coped With Seasonal Affective Disorder

Home / Women in Focus / Personal Life / Have a Happy Blue Monday: How I've Coped With Seasonal Affective Disorder

'Tis the season...to hold back my tears and not surrender to the cold weather blues. I started university in 2007 knowing that I was prone to depression, but I also understood...

31 Ways You WILL Change In Your Twenties

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Your 20s are undoubtedly a defining part of your life. You're mature enough to wanna get your sh*t together but still young enough to get away with slacking (only just). From...

10 Badass Cartoon Characters Who'd Be Feminists In Real Life

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Spinelli. Lisa Simpson. Jane Lane. Those names will probably ring a bell for '90s girls who grew up with Saturday morning cartoons, but turns out there was a whole lot more to...

Girls rule: Women have more fun with the girls

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Girls night out or sofa snuggling with your man? Be honest. We know which one we'd have more fun doing this Saturday night - and we're not alone! Girls rule: Women have more fun...

Fair trade

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The term 'fair trade' has been around for several years now: fair trade coffee, clothing, bananas, etc... most of us know a bit about the products but not a lot about the principles...

Registering and voting: everything you need to know

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The general election is fast approaching, and 20 April (Tuesday) is the last day to register if you want to vote on 6 May. Not sure how to do register? Can’t remember whether...

Wave goodbye to the WAGs

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WAGS - are they good role models? While WAGs appear to be living the dream, it's time to wake up and face reality. WISPs (women who are inspiring, successful and powerful) are...

How to manage conflict at work

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Stress, misunderstanding, disagreement, different points of view, rivalry...tension in the workplace is pretty common! Before a situation gets out of control, it’s important to...

Body language

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A warm, persuasive voice and wide-ranging vocabulary aren't all you need to charm your way around people: according to research 55% of communication is transmitted by body language...

Managing money

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Money can't buy you happiness but it can definitely contribute! It's important to know how to manage your money, bills, everyday and unexpected expenses. Here's our guide to avoiding...

Public speaking

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Presenting a project in front of your colleagues, a speech at a wedding or chairing a debate at work? Need to address an audience? Don’t panic! Even the best public speakers have...

Writing a cover letter

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Your cover letter introduces you to recruiters and helps them decide whether or not they're interested, so it needs to be perfect. Here’s some advice on writing a convincing cover...

Reviews and appraisals

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More and more companies conduct reviews or appraisals, and these are important dates in your work calendar. It brings manager and employee together once a year to discuss progress...