Category: Women in Focus

Ladies Toilets

Caroline Cornell
Ladies Sign at Museum of London - CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Caroline takes us on a journey familiar to all women but not at all to menfolk. Ladies Toilets offered sanctuary to all women.

Oxford residents rally for ‘Doughnut Economics’

Kerry Ann Christelow

Doughnut Economics is the brainchild of Kate Raworth which builds on a radical rethinking of economics after the Financial Crash of 2008.  Her book, Doughnut Economics – Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st Century Economist (2018, Penguin / Random House Business), is enlightening, readable and makes a whole lot of sense even to those […]

Valérie Pécresse – a Challenger to Macron

Geneviève Talon
Conférence de Valérie Pécresse : « Économie, entreprises et innovation : quels facteurs de croissance ? »

The French presidential elections will take place on the 10 and 24 April, 2022. If, on the evening of the 10 April, no candidate gets an absolute majority outright – and this is the most likely scenario – the two best-placed candidates will qualify for the run-off round two weeks later. An unusual election What […]

Anne Hidalgo: Last Presidential Hope for the French Left?

Geneviève Talon

Anne Hidalgo is the directly elected Mayor of a major capital city aspiring to the highest office in the land. We can all name the directly elected Mayor of a major capital city who aspired to the highest office in the land, or a standard-bearer of the Left struggling to unite their movement, let alone […]

Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide

Barbara Morrison

Write to us at editor@westenglandbylines.co.uk Women are not safe either in public or private spaces. It has been a difficult and painful week which began with International Women’s Day and ended with the worst possible news that Sarah Everard who vanished as she walked home, had been killed and a serving Met police officer charged with […]