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10 Years of FWN: Domestic violence in the frame

We live in country that has progressed in leaps and bounds on feminist issues. The last century has seen a fight for basic democratic rights for women including the right to vote by the Suffragettes, as well as post WW2...

10 Years of FWN: Opening up local politics

Last weekend, I chaired the Fabian Society’s session on devolution at the LGA Labour Conference where Graham Allen MP (Chair of the Political and Constitutional Reform Select Committee) urged local authorities and councillors to agree settlement that worked and could...

10 Years of FWN: What the Fabian Women's Network has done for me

From reading an article in the Observer a year ago, to a life-changing decision to stand as a Welsh Assembly Member, my political journey has been full of fascinating and inspiring experiences.

You could say I’m steeped in politics. My grandfather...

10 Years of FWN: Keys to the gates of power

The concept of the Fabian Women’s mentoring and political education programme was quite straightforward. Fabian women with experience of political and public life would support other Fabian women on their journey into politics and public life. In addition to one-to-one...

10 Years of FWN: Women, power and the global backlash

Anyone who was under the illusion that we are living in a golden age for women should have found the past year a sobering experience. Around the world, women are under renewed attack, and we need to start thinking about...

Common Ground?

The final months of the coalition government have seen an upsurge in interest in the future possibilities offered by the outcome of the next general election.

The prospects for various alternate political alliances in May 2015 dominate our media and the...

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