Maya Oppenheim, The Independent

Maya Oppenheim

The Independent

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Past articles by Maya:

‘The wait was agony’: Women with life-threatening breast cancer face weeks of delays

‘It went to two of my lymph nodes - it was obviously on the move,’ breast cancer patient says → Read More

Andrew Tate trial: Why Romania wants to remind the world the toxic influencer is British

Influencer Andrew Tate is ‘exploiting’ misogynistic views among young people in Romania, local politician tells Maya Oppenheim → Read More

Dana White hit his wife – why is he still the face of UFC?

The New Year’s Eve incident involving the president of the UFC makes an already unlikeable character even less likeable → Read More

Ex-police officer ‘sexually assaulted by colleague’ says she was ‘gaslighted’ over complaint

Exclusive: Rhianon Argent says some police officers drawn to career in policing due to ‘thirst for power and control’ as hundreds of Met staff investigated over allegations of sexual and domestic abuse → Read More

Women seeking abortions face ‘cruel’ delays due to NHS funding row

Exclusive: ‘I don’t understand how anyone managing healthcare can act so cruelly,’ says medical director of leading UK abortion provider → Read More

Domestic abuse soars by almost 50% after England win World Cup matches, study finds

‘For many existing victims, these tournaments create a period of more intense control and fear from their partners, exacerbating an already existing problem,’ campaigner warns → Read More

Almost half of BME domestic abuse victims say police failed to take their complaints seriously

‘I’m a tall 5 foot 10 Black girl, I speak very well, I present myself very well – just because someone presents themselves well, it doesn’t mean they’re not struggling,’ victim says → Read More

Rishi Sunak’s cabinet office has largest gender pay gap of all government departments

‘These findings speak to a wider culture of women being held back and facing a gender glass ceiling in government,’ says Angela Rayner → Read More

Cost of living crisis forcing more women into sex work and accepting dangerous clients

Exclusive: ‘I’m saying yes to people I would have ordinarily said no to. I’m saying yes to acts I wouldn’t normally,’ sex worker says → Read More

Blind woman kicked out of hotel at night after being accused of having a ‘fake’ guide dog

‘They barged in with a master key. Again at no point had they identified themselves to me. It was really scary,’ Angharad Paget-Jones tells The Independent → Read More

Indoor cooking on wood fires linked to pregnancy deaths

‘In-house cooking and household pollution may increase the risk of seizures. We believe that less oxygen will get to the mother’s brain,’ report author says → Read More

‘Divorce danger zones’: Almost a quarter of women say hormonal contraception contributed to relationship ending

Exclusive: ‘The ups and downs of oestrogen, testosterone and progesterone in a woman’s menstrual cycle can have a powerful effect on how women feel about their partner and relationship,’ lawyer says → Read More

March of The Mummies: Sarah Solemani warns childcare crisis is damaging couples’ relationships

‘It will affect your family planning. It will affect your career. It will affect your relationship,’ actor tells Maya Oppenheim → Read More

Young woman accused of adultery faces being stoned to death in Sudan

Her husband accused her of adultery a year after she separated from him → Read More

Mother whose daughter died in park criticises police’s ‘inhumane behaviour’ after officers ignored plea

Exclusive: Mother says officers were ‘derelict in their duty’ → Read More

‘More jobs for the boys’: Labour MP accuses Rishi Sunak of ‘silencing women’s voices at top table’

‘Representation matters, but let’s be clear: more Tory women in the cabinet wouldn’t change the damage their policies are doing to our communities,’ Kate Osborne says → Read More

Family of Gaia Pope accuse police of ‘state-sanctioned gaslighting’ after rape claims

‘Every step of the way it has got worse, every bit of the picture that has been revealed has got uglier,’ Gaia Pope’s cousin says → Read More

‘Critical step’: UK government to commission abortion services in Northern Ireland amid gridlock

‘We are glad to support those who currently travel from Northern Ireland to England for abortion care, but the fact is, the journey shouldn’t be necessary in the first place,’ campaigner says → Read More

‘Denied their rights’: Only around half of people in Northern Ireland realise abortion is legal, study finds

While just one in ten women in Northern Ireland know how to access abortion services → Read More

Domestic abuse victims ‘at increased risk as they can’t afford to flee partners in cost crisis’

‘Facing a cost of living crisis without adequate government support is nothing less than state-sanctioned economic abuse, aiding and abetting abusers to rob victims of their freedom,’ campaigner says → Read More