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Book review: A sense of solidarity

Harriet Harman’s autobiography gives an insight into a sisterhood that has supported many and changed Britain for the better, writes Alison McGovern
Ask any woman who has been senior in the Labour party in recent times – and many who were...

1997, women and Labour - 20 years on

The 418 Labour MPs elected in 1997 kicked out a Tory government. The 101 of us who were women also transformed our politics. Until that election, parliament had been a largely male preserve and that distorted public policy. We had...

The challenges that still exist

Despite first being observed in the early 1900s, International Women’s Day is still in full force today. This year’s theme – #BeBoldForChange – calls on all of us to make a world that works better and is gender inclusive. But...

A feminist foreign policy

Sweden is the first county in the world to champion a feminist foreign policy. The country has a population of 10 million people and is one of Europe’s biggest donors of foreign aid. It is also among the top five...

Positive action in Labour

In 1992, the number of Labour women MPs hit a new high of 37. Some people were very happy. But some were also disgusted. The huge effort put in after 1987 had only resulted in a negligible increase from 21....

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