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Breaking the mould in a male-dominated workplace

<b>Women make up less than a quarter of the UK workforce in industries involving science, technology, engineering and medicine. BBC News spoke to three people with bright ideas for breaking stereotypes.</b><p>The industry leader<p>As a young girl Avideh Nazeri wanted to be an air hostess to fulfil her dream of …

Obituary: Millie Dunn Veasey, pioneering sergeant turned rights activist

<b>When Millie Dunn Veasey joined the US military it wasn't the most auspicious of starts.</b><p>"I didn't weigh more than 102 pounds (46kg) and didn't know how to tie my tie," she later recalled.<p>But she was making history: it was 1942 and she would go on to serve in the only all-female, all-black unit in …

Erica Garner, Black Lives Matter activist, dies aged 27

The Black Lives Matter activist Erica Garner has died, after a week in hospital following a heart attack. She was 27. Garner was the daughter of Eric Garner, a man who died in a police chokehold in New York in 2014.<p>Among tributes, Senator Bernie Sanders said that although Garner “didn’t ask to be …

Justice

Recy Taylor, black Alabama woman raped by six white men in 1944, dies aged 97

Recy Taylor, a black Alabama woman whose rape by six white men in 1944 drew national attention, died on Thursday. She was 97.<p>The Rape of Recy Taylor: behind one of the year's most vital documentaries<p>Read more<p>Taylor died in her sleep at a nursing home in Abbeville, her brother Robert Corbitt said. …

Recy Taylor

Meet the women leading our public bodies

<b>Rachel Wang is a 44-year-old mother of two and runs her own business. She is also on the board of trustees for the National Portrait Gallery.</b><p>"Being a trustee is not just about fancy dinners and private viewings. It's a job which comes with a significant commitment," she said.<p>Boards are responsible …

Mentoring

The female war medic who refused to 'go home and sit still'

<b>When Elsie Inglis asked the War Office if female doctors and surgeons could serve in front-line hospitals in World War One she was told 'my good lady, go home and sit still'.</b><p>Elsie, a pioneering Edinburgh doctor who had already become well-known as a champion of women's health, did the …

Scotland

When I look into my son's eyes I see the man who raped me

<b>Catherine, who lives in the UK, became pregnant after being raped by a man she had considered her friend. She explains here why she decided to give birth to the child - and why the hardest thing for her is looking into her son's eyes.</b><p>I was a single parent with two children. I knew him. We had been …

The female tech bosses who want zebras not unicorns

<b>Zebras fix what unicorns break.</b><p>That's the motto of a new movement in the tech industry frustrated by Silicon Valley's lust for so-called unicorn companies.<p>A unicorn is a start-up valued at more than $1bn (£750m) - Facebook is a classic unicorn.<p>The zebra movement was launched earlier this year by …

Venture Capital

'This is the way I'm built. This is the way I was born'

After a social media post criticising Demetria Obilor's appearance went viral, the US TV traffic presenter video "clap back" has been shared far and wide across the internet.<p>She's been thanking the people who've rallied around her cause, including Chance the Rapper.

Chance the Rapper

100 Women: The scientists championing their indigenous ancestors' discoveries

<b>Indigenous peoples around the world have understood the stars, tides and local ecosystems for hundreds of years but experts say their insights have often been overlooked. Now some female scientists are striving to highlight their achievements and collect the scientific heritage of their communities</b> …

New South Wales

100 Women: Seven trailblazing women in science

<b>More than half of people in the UK can't name a famous woman in science, a survey suggests. This week, BBC 100 Women aims to change that number.</b><p>A 2014 YouGov survey of almost 3,000 people, conducted on behalf of UK grassroots group ScienceGrrl, found that only 47% of those asked could name a famous …

Jo Brand silences all-male panel on Have I Got News for You – video

Guest host Jo Brand was applauded by the audience of BBC satirical show Have I Got News for You on Friday night after rebuking the all-male panel for not taking sexual harassment seriously. When Ian Hislop suggested that some of the allegations coming out of Westminster were not ‘high-level crime’, …

British Humour

Indian village run by teenage girls offers hope for a life free from abuse

Each afternoon the men of Thennamadevi leave their village and head for the surrounding fields, many carrying bottles of high-strength home-brewed alcohol. Hours later they stagger back home through the paddy fields of the state of Tamil Nadu in southern India.<p>Thennamadevi is racked by alcoholism. …

Personal Hygiene

11 plus English, Recommended Reading List

Reading List<p>Below is a list of fiction books and authors that have been recommended over the years by members of our 11 Plus Forum.<p>Where only the …

Teaching to the test gives 'hollow understanding'

<b>Schools in England are focusing on tests and exams, rather than giving pupils a good grounding in a wide range of subjects, the head of Ofsted warns.</b><p>Amanda Spielman says the focus on GCSEs and national curriculum tests, often known as Sats, is at the expense of "rich and full knowledge".<p>She accepts …

The Swedish physicist revolutionising birth control

<b>Inventing the first app in the world to be approved as a contraceptive started as a hobby project for Elina Berglund Scherwitzl.</b><p>The nuclear physicist, who'd been working on the team that discovered the Higgs boson, was tired of using hormonal contraception but wasn't ready to have a baby.<p>So the …

Economic Justice

Economic rights are fundamental human rights. Yet around the globe, women are more likely to live in poverty than men. More women work in vulnerable, …

Economic Justice

My work as a prostitute led me to oppose decriminalisation

<b>For most of her life in prostitution in New Zealand, Sabrinna Valisce campaigned for decriminalisation of the sex trade. But when it actually happened she changed her mind and now argues that men who use prostitutes should be prosecuted. Julie Bindel tells her story.</b><p>When Sabrinna Valisce was 12 …

'I was forced from my job for giving birth'

<b>The scale of maternity discrimination is being hidden because of the use of gagging orders when women who have lost their jobs settle out of court, experts have told the Victoria Derbyshire programme.</b><p>"My boss said if I'm not going back to work, then I'd have to pay back all the maternity …

Human Rights

How black women's bodies are violated as soon as they enter school

Pulled over at a traffic stop and beaten by the side of the road. Placed in a banned chokehold by a New York City police officer. Violently taken into police custody, never to come out alive. Shot first, questions asked later.<p>The stories and images that immediately leap to mind in connection with …

Justice

Dashcam video shows police sexually assaulted Texas woman, lawyer says

The attorney for a black woman subjected to an invasive and lengthy roadside strip search by Texas police has released a dashcam video of the incident that he says shows her treatment was a form of rape.<p>“When you stick your fingers in somebody without their effective consent, that’s rape in any …

Crime

Moving letter of 'devastated' 12-year-old rape victim after attacker walked free

A 12-year-old rape victim has spoken of her devastation after her attacker was spared jail because a judge thought she had been an "active …

The drive to get children out of foster care and into boarding school

“The school has a mile-long drive and on each side there are trees. I’ve never been so intimidated by trees. I thought ‘Oh my goodness, where are all the shops? What if I need to get sweets?’”<p>These were Erina Naluwaga’s thoughts as she approached New Hall School for Girls in Chelmsford for the …

Safe-Space

Labour’s Angela Rayner: ‘Ideology never put food on my table'

‘Aren’t the children quiet,’ says the shadow education secretary, Angela Rayner, to a group of parents at a community centre in Crewe. They have come to hear her talk about the rising cost of childcare during the summer holidays. “My children wouldn’t be that quiet!” Rayner is good in these …

Jacob Rees-Mogg

Can Bozoma Saint John repair Uber's troubled image?

Bozoma Saint John stole the show at Apple’s annual developer conference in 2016, injecting some cool into a sea of dad-dancing during her presentation on the company’s music-streaming service.<p>Last month she joined Uber as the company’s first chief brand officer, with a remit to “change the …

Silicon Valley

31 Days of Printable Affirmations for Moms

Are you overwhelmed and discouraged? These 31 days of affirmations will help encourage you in your journey.

Sun and Mail Online under fire over nude Jodie Whittaker pictures

The Sun and Mail Online have been accused of being “reductive and irresponsible” after publishing nude photographs of Jodie Whittaker in articles covering the announcement that she is the new star of Doctor Who.<p>Reporting the BBC’s announcement on Sunday that Whittaker would be the first female …

TV Series

Marshmallows dipped in chocolate

Kids will love making these sweet chewy lollipops decorated with melted chocolate and cake sprinkles<p>Ingredients<p>50g white chocolate<br>• 50g milk …

Why I'm Absolutely an Angry Black Woman

<i>Photo by Femi Matti</i><p>Because when I was five, my kindergarten classmate told me I couldn't be the princess in the game we were playing because black girls couldn't be princesses. Because I was in third grade the first time a teacher seemed shocked at how "well-spoken" I was. Because in fourth grade I …

What is an ordinary working person? PM's grammar schools report has the answer

All politicians like to think they are in touch with ordinary working people. Harold Wilson teased the blue-blooded Alec Douglas-Home about his inability to connect with ordinary working people ahead of the 1964 election. Margaret Thatcher cited her policy of allowing council tenants to buy their …

United Kingdom