BBC 100 Women 2018: The trailblazing women we should all get to know

It includes Jameela Jamil, Chidera Eggerue, Shaparak Shajarizadeh and many more

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‘Don't shoot Mummy’: A woman's tale of domestic abuse and gun violence

As Thomas knelt beside his son, still pointing a gun at Kate, the four-year-old said: ‘Don’t do it Daddy. Don’t shoot Mummy’


English Heritage calls for more blue plaques dedicated to women

Only 14 per cent of the blue plaques in London commemorate women

South Korean women destroying makeup in beauty standards protest

Country sees flawless feminine looks as being integral to success in career and relationships


What’s the history of wolf whistling and should it be banned?

One of the earliest examples of wolf whistling comes from a 1943 Tex Avery cartoon

Meet the sisters fighting religious extremism in Pakistan

In the latest column on the lives of ordinary women behind extraordinary stories, this month's Forgotten Women looks at sisters Saba and Gulalai Ismail fighting for human rights in Pakistan


Ada Lovelace Day: We should never forget the first computer programmer

Continuing our column on the lives of ordinary women behind extraordinary stories, this month’s renegade woman was as forward-thinking as they come. By Harriet Hall



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