SOCIETY

Christine Kachataryan clears mines from Nagorno-Karabakh, a disputed territory between Armenia and Azerbaijan. She and her female colleagues are pioneers in a profession that is usually dominated by men London’s Metropolitan police and the UK Supreme...
Wilderness survival expert Megan Hine has been described by Bear Grylls as “stronger than 99 per cent of the men I know”. Though she thrives in extreme conditions, working in a male-dominated industry has been...
Out of 96 students on his midwifery course, Dilan Chauhan is the only man. By entering a traditionally female-oriented industry, he has had to overcome some stereotypes. But these are far outweighed by the joys...
New Girlguiding badges 'relevant to girls' lives now' As part of Girlguiding’s biggest overhaul since the organisation was formed in 1910, its badges have had a makeover. There are also new additions to the set of...
With 7m Halloween costumes ending up in the bin in 2016, Abi Arden of environmental campaign charity Hubbub shares her top tips for a spooktacular costume that won’t cost the earth An estimated 39 million people...
We go behind the scenes at Market Without Borders, an online marketplace for people who don’t have bank accounts For two billion people around the world, something as seemingly straightforward as a bank account is simply...
Overwhelming noise, lights and information are common barriers to autistic people feeling comfortable in shops. One UK chain is taking action For 60 minutes every Saturday morning all 493 shops in the UK supermarket chain Morrisons...
It will allow people affected to go to court, take up counselling and look after their children, say those who support the new legislation egislation passed in New Zealand this summer will entitle domestic violence survivors...
‘A new wind of hope’ blows across Africa, as a surge of diplomacy appears to put an end to one of the continent’s longest-running conflicts Families have been reunited after a decades-long conflict between Ethiopia and...
If population growth is unsustainable, are there humane ways to limit it? 1) Empower women Studies show that women with access to reproductive health services find it easier to break out of poverty, while those who work...