Amnesty International, AI, report, online abuse, women, women of colour, Twitter, Troll Patroll “It’s clear that a staggering level of violence and abuse against women exists on Twitter.” Over one million abusive or problematic tweets were sent to women last year – an average of one every 30 seconds – Amnesty International revealed recently, in a ground-breaking study into abuse against female politicians and journalists from the UK and US on Twitter. Leggi tutto
 High Court Hearing, date set, women's pensions campaign, #Backto60, WASPI, 1950s women, David Hencke, ByLine, Date set for Judicial Review of state pensions for 50s-born women. The historic hearing into whether 3.9 million 50s born women have been cheated out of their state pension by the government has been set by the High Court for May 24 and 27.The date is later than expected because the
off on holiday, register to vote, back in January We are off for the holidays: back in January. Thank you for your company. Just one thing: are you registered to vote? If not, click here and get yourself – or all your friends – signed up. Leggi tutto
CHEM Trust, survey, FOI, Councils, trading standards officers, testing, toys, cosmetics, hazardouse chemicals, consumer products, Action on hazardous chemicals by trading standards officers varies widely between councils.A survey of councils has found that UK shoppers are not properly protected from illegal levels of hazardous chemicals in the products they buy.Hazardous chemicals are defined by various EU regulations
Stansted 15, Liberty, dissent, peaceful protest, secret flights, immigration tribunals, lesbian's safety, Solidarity with migrants isn’t ‘terrorism’ – the Stansted 15 case shames the UK.By Gracie Bradley.One of the biggest travesties of British justice in recent years, the judgement in the Stansted 15 case, shame us all.We should cherish dissenters trying to stop human rights abuses – not
Brexit, six questions, Fawcett Society, #FaceHerFuture, women's rights, Withdrawal Agreement, Women are still missing from the government’s agenda on Brexit.On 26 June 2018, the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (EUWA) received Royal Assent, following almost eight months of debate in Parliament.Over the course of the Bill’s passage through Parliament, the #FaceHerFuture coalition
campaign launch, end sex for rent, housing issues, Wales, Housing Women Cymru, Shelter Cymru, end no fault evictionsOffering accommodation in return for sex is a criminal offence.A campaign launched recently by Housing Women Cymru aims to raise awareness and end the offering of accommodation or reduced rent in return for sex or sexual acts.Shelter Cymru’s survey of private tenants carried out by YouGov in
FTSE 100, UK's Modern Slavery Act, The Business and Human Rights Resource Centrereport, Over 40 million people are victims of modern slavery and human trafficking.In 2015, the UK government introduced the Modern Slavery Act (MSA), which requires certain companies to publish an annual statement detailing what steps they have taken to tackle modern slavery, both in their operations
Cathy Come Home, Homes for Cathy, Inside Housing, housing association groups, 9 committments, housing shortage, end homelessness, Shelter, Crisis, rough sleeping, B+BNational housing shortfall means one in every 200 people in Britain are homeless.In the spring of 2016, a small group of housing associations that were formed in the 1960s and early 70s came together to mark the 50th anniversary of film ‘Cathy Come Home’ and to highlight the continuing needs of
Young Women's Trust, pay, apprenticeships, hardship, travel costs, bullying, discrimination, employment prospects, reportRidiculously low pay and bullying, harassment and discrimination rife.The Young Women’s Trust is calling for a significant increase in the apprentice minimum wage – or for it to be scrapped altogether and apprentices to be put on the same rates as everyone else.This comes after the latest
Oxford Handbook, women peace and security, discount offer,To save 30 per cent on the book’s cost, order online by December.Passed in 2000, the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 and subsequent seven Resolutions make up the Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) agenda.This agenda is a significant international normative and policy framework
World Toilet Day 2018, UN Water, Toilet Twinning, public health, safety, women and girls, SDC 6, water and sanitation The problems generated by open defecation go beyond the issues of disease and indignity. World Toilet Day, celebrated on 19 November, is about taking action to ensure that everyone has a safe toilet by 2030. This is part of Sustainable Development Goal 6: sanitation and water. Leggi tutto
Unite, union, period dignity, campaign, posters, templates, actionsJoin the campaign!Having a period is natural and should not be a source of awkwardness for anyone.“That time of the month” can be inconvenient and embarrassing for women and girls. It shouldn’t be.For too long, women and men have shied aware from talking about periods.Unite is currently
Nancy Platts, campaign, no to voter ID, diktat, debate in Parliament, crowdfunderOur 2019 battle: stopping Tory voter suppression plans.By Nancy Platts.This may come as a surprise. Behind the chaos of Brexit, the Tories have actually been moving forward with some of their plans – and we should all be concerned.In May, the government trialled a dangerous policy to ban
UN SRVAW, UN women's groups, end femicide, SDG5, Of all intentional killings involving intimate partners almost 80 per cent of victims are women.Ahead of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women last month, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, its Causes and Consequences (SRVAW) and the
Protect Human Rights Defenders, major brands, protect civic freedoms, statement, Business and Human Rights Resource Centre‘Business enterprises, including investors, have a duty to respect human rights and human rights defenders.’A group of major brands has called for the protection of human rights defenders and civic freedoms, both of which are under attack around the world.In a statement the group said:‘The
The embedding of state hostility, immigration law, british passports, Windrush scandal, hostile environment, Frances Webber, IRR, Institute for Race Relations, The Windrush scandal exposed the dangers of scaremongering about ‘illegal immigrants’.The Institute of Race Relations (IRR) published a background paper recently showing how the injustices meted out to the Windrush generation are not anomalies but the logical result of an immigration system
YouGov survey, EVAW Coalition, report, consent, rape, stealthing, CPS, prosecution figures, “These figures are alarming.”The results of YouGov survey just published, asking around 4,000 British people about their attitudes to rape and sexual violence, has shown that far too many people are still unsure what is actually rape.A third (33 per cent) of those surveyed said they thought
Bangladesh Accord, Rana Plaza, building collapse, tragedy, garment workers, Bangladesh, letter campaign, 6 December deadline, Letter campaign calls on the Prime Minister to support allowing Accord to continue.Five and a half years ago, after the deadliest manufacturing disaster ever – the Rana Plaza building collapse that killed at least 1,134 garment workers in Bangladesh – unions, NGOs, and consumers came together
Yarl's Wood, hunger strike, appalling conditions, stop charter flights, Home Office, end deportations, Stanstead 15, ‘The Home Office has been refusing evidence and documents and want to send us back without even looking at our cases.’Over 40 women in Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre near Bedford have been on hunger strike this week protesting against a charter flight due to take traumatised women back
single ums, challenge, univversal credit working allowance, assessment day, High Court, London, 27 NovemberClaimants are unable to change the dates of their work allowance assessment period.Four single mums are in court this week to challenge the government over the Universal Credit (UC) payment system which is inflexible and doesn’t reflect reality.Danielle Johnson, 25, is a single mum who works
Amrit Wilson, book, republished, Finding a Voice, south Asian women, in Britain, gendered racism, The first text to document Asian women’s resistance to gendered racism in Britain.Amrit Wilson wrote Finding a Voice: struggles of South Asian women in response to institutional racism and a heightened awareness of gender inequality.First published in 1978, and winning the Martin Luther King
The Anti-Defamation League, report, When Women are the Enemy: The Intersection of Misogyny and White Supremacy, MRAs, incel, alt right, violence against women, feminism To fully comprehend either white supremacy or misogyny, we have to attempt to understand both. The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) – a Jewish NGO based in the USA which fights antisemitism and all forms of bigotry – considers misogyny a dangerous and underestimated component of extremism. Leggi tutto
Leigh Day, Child Poverty Action Group, High Court, working lone mothers, Universal Credit, payments, poverty, hunger, DWP, High Court finds Department for Work and Pensions unlawful on universal credit assessments.In a test case victory for a group of working lone mothers, on 11 January 2019 the High Court found that the way the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has been assessing income from employment
The Women's Mental Health Taskforce, Report, Agenda, Health and Social Care, restraint, male staff, self harm, mothers, ‘…An important first step towards tackling the injustices facing women…’The Women’s Mental Health Taskforce has set out its key principles for gender and trauma-informed care in the final report it released earlier this week.Co-chaired by Health Minister Jackie Doyle-Price MP, and Katharine
Third Femicide Census, report, 2017, nia, Women's Aid, INQUEST, UN SRVAW, Karen Ingala SmithThe three femicide census reports name the 1,246 women killed since 2009.The third Femicide Census Report, released by nia’s Chief Executive, Karen Ingala Smith, in partnership with Women’s Aid, has revealed that at least 139 women were killed by 126 men in the UK between 1 January and 31
Home Office, consultation, farced marriage, reporting, guidance effective, deadline January 2019The Home Office has opened a consultation on preventing and tackling forced marriage.Forced marriage is when you face physical pressure to marry (for example, threats, physical violence or sexual violence) or emotional and psychological pressure (eg if you are made to feel like you are bringing
Police Scotland, training, coercive behaviours, new law, Domestic Abuse, coercive control, launch, festive season‘We do not tolerate domestic abuse. Any criminal behaviour will be actively investigated by police.’Police Scotland officers and staff have begun training ahead of the new Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act 2018 which will come into force next year.The training programme, Domestic Abuse Matters
Gibraltar, abortion consultation, women's rights, Supreme Court judgement, Northern Ireland, The UK’s Supreme Court judgement on the abortion law of Northern Ireland also affects Gibraltar.At present, abortion in Gibraltar is a criminal offence and prohibited in almost all circumstances, and people seeking abortion must travel, usually to Spain or the UK, for abortion care.Abortion
Sir John Gillen, review, judiciary, Northern Ireland, rape trial, Ulster Rugby players, preliminary report, 220 recommendations, public consultationThe consultation will remain open until Friday 15 January 2019Following the controversy surrounding the rape trial in Northern Ireland of two Ulster Rugby players earlier this year, Sir John Gillen was tasked to lead a major review into how serious sexual crimes are handled by the judicial
petition, guidelines, editors code, reporting domestic violence deaths, Level Up, IPSO, It is vital for the safety of women that domestic violence myths are not perpetuated.Every week in the UK, two women are murdered by a current or former partner.But when domestic violence deaths are reported in the media it is most often in a way that compromises the dignity of the deceased
16 Days, 25 November, 10 December, end violence against women and girls, UNiTE, world-wide campaign, #HearMeTooAnd stop violence against women and girls.For far too long, impunity, silence and stigma have allowed violence against women to escalate to pandemic proportions – for example that one in three women worldwide experience gender-based violence.The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based
Alliance4Choice, form, Select Committee, inquiry, abortion law in Northern Ireland, dAs many individuals as possible need to submit to this inquiry before 9 December.The UK Parliament’s Women and Equalities Committee’s inquiry looking into abortion law in Northern Ireland is seeking evidence on the following questions:What are the views of the general public, women and
The Femedic, survey, women and contraception, ‘More time and money should be invested in developing forms of contraception to be taken by men’.Many people take one form or another of hormonal contraception for years and experience few, if any, bothersome side effects. For others, however, the side effects can be devastating or even