imageA report has called for the construction industry to employ more women. The report was recently produced by the Smith Institute, an independent think tank that promotes policies for a fairer society. It reveals that women account for just eleven per cent of the construction workforce and a mere one per cent of workers on site. This is despite the... A report has called for the construction industry to employ more women. The report was recently produced by the Smith Institute, an independent think tank that promotes policies for a fairer society. It reveals that women account for just eleven per cent of the construction workforce and a mere one per cent of workers on site. This is despite the fact that women now make up
imageWe need to look at how humour supports sexism in our society. In early March, comedian Jenny Collier was booked to perform at a comedy venue in Haslemere, Surrey as part of a multi-comedian show. That was until she received the following email: “I’m really sorry but the venue
imageWashington State Death Chamber Though capital punishment has always been a part of the United States’ history, its use was suspended from 1972 to 1976, when the Supreme Court found the death penalty was bordering on unconstitutional and qualified as cruel
An appeals court in Abu Dhabi upheld a previous verdict and sentenced an Asian man to death after he was convicted of raping an Asian school girl. Witnesses had testified in court that the defendant had raped the child inside the school kitchen despite his denial of the charges. Defence
imageNew website challenges mumsy culture of parenting titles. With the wealth of magazines, websites and forums out there aimed at mothers – from Mother & Baby magazine to the mighty Mumsnet – you’d (almost) be forgiven for assuming that childcare is very much still the
imageDeath Chamber at TokyoDetention Center In July 2010, then-Justice Minister Keiko Chiba signed execution orders for two convicted murderers. At the time, she had just lost her Upper House seat but approved the hangings before the election, though that wasn't what confused
image‘Ending violence against women has been called the ‘missing MDG’; its inclusion is vital.’ On the occasion of the 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), on 11 March the Head of the Delegation of the European Union to the United Nations, Ambassador
imageWomen’s Aid appeal. Women’s Aid’s policy team works to influence the government and decision makers so as to improve the lives of survivors of domestic abuse and create a world where a woman’s right to live free from violence is unquestioned. Your support helps us
imagePublic execution in Iran The mullahs in Iran are as enthusiastic as ever in meting “justice” at the end of a rope. International human rights groups are raising protests, but the mullahs vow no mercy, but continued repression, ever harsher.The Iranian state has
imageA new domestic abuse initiative has now been extended across England and Wales. This means that someone can ring the police if they have concerns about a partner’s past.  The police will then decide whether to tell you about the partner’s abusive past. If they have a record
imageProgress for women and girls on the Millennium Development Goals remains ‘unacceptably slow’. UN Women’s executive director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka spoke at the high-level event with heads of UN agencies “Accelerating progress on the MDGs for women and girls” in
imageA longer-term strategy to achieve peace and justice for Palestinians is needed. Members of an international delegation attempting to travel through Egypt to Gaza for International Women’s Day were deported from Egypt recently. The purpose of the delegation was show solidarity with the
imageOn the campaign trail gubernatorial candidates have touched on the state's biggest issues like prison reform and Medicaid expansion, but Sunday at their 1st debate they went far beyond that. All 6 republican candidates came together in Broken Bow Sunday for their 1st debate. There they
image(Reuters) - An Egyptian court sentenced 529 members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood to death for murder and other offences on Monday, in a sharp escalation of a crackdown on the movement that is likely to fuel instability. Family members stood outside the courthouse screaming after the
imageShocking diary entry attacked two of the BBC’s Newsnight guests on the basis of their gender and race. Last week the Daily Mail’s Ephraim Hardcastle (aka Peter Mackay) wrote: ‘Newsnight’s Guardian-trained editor, Ian Katz, is keen on diversity. ‘So, two women
imageThe Matsue branch of the Hiroshima High Court upheld on Thursday capital punishment for a woman convicted of killing two men in 2009, based mainly on circumstantial evidence. Presiding Judge Ihei Tsukamoto concurred with the lower court's ruling in 2012 that questioned the authenticity of
imageMarch 19, 2014: Egypt's Grand Mufti, the country's top Islamic jurist, ratified a Cairo criminal court ruling sentencing 26 people to death for terrorism offences. One of the defendants, younger than 18, did not receive a death sentence, but 15 years in prison. The defendants were tried
imageCapital punishment is legal in Pakistan, also 1 of the 8 countries in the world where people under the age of 18 can face execution for committing certain crimes. Although other ways of carrying out the death penalty are considered legal, in practice hanging is method of execution most
imageMichelle Byrom Michelle Byrom is scheduled to be executed in Mississippi on March 27 for conspiring to murder her husband, Edward Byrom, Sr.  Her son, Edward Byrom, Jr., known as Junior, confessed to the crime on multiple occasions, and wrote that he lied when he told
imageRobert L. Henry STARKE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida executed a man who killed 2 women by beating them with a hammer, setting them on fire. Authorities say 55-year-old Robert L. Henry was pronounced dead at 6:16 p.m. following a lethal injection Thursday at the Florida
imageOne person showing this kind of bravery to allow others to speak out. Doreen Lawrence’s steadfast courage in the face of repeated police failures to investigate her son’s death is admirable, especially in the light of recent revelations that her family was spied on. Thankfully
imageRay Jasper HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) A former San Antonio rap musician was put to death by lethal injection Wednesday for a knife attack and robbery more than 15 years ago that left a 33-year-old recording studio owner dead. Ray Jasper, 33, faced injection with a lethal dose
imageTo counter ‘the vicious anti-immigrant discourse of mainstream politics’. A new campaign has been set up to combat racism against migrants in the UK. The Movement Against Xenophobia (MAX), was launched at a conference in London last weekend to counter what supporters call
imageJakarta. Time is running out for Satinah Binti Jumadi Ahmad, an Indonesian domestic worker sentenced to death for murdering her employer in Saudi Arabia. Satinah, 41, of Ungaran, Central Java, is scheduled for beheading on April 4 if the Indonesian government fails to fork over the
imageReport shows sad chronicle of missed opportunities to help the UK’s homeless women. In 2013, women made up slightly more than a quarter of the people who accessed homelessness services, a percentage that translates into approximately 10,000 individuals. A charity helping homeless
imageHere are some dates for your diary of woman-centric events going on around the UK this week. Brighton: 29/30 March: Witch: The Queen at The Marlborough Theatre, 4 Prince’s Street, Brighton, from 8pm. This is the final installment of a Spring season, each play can be enjoyed
imageOhio said Friday it was denying a condemned child killer's request to donate organs to his family members, saying he didn't have enough time to undergo the surgery and recuperate for his summer execution. Organ donation surgery would have to have been completed by this coming Sunday to
imageTennessee Death Chamber The state of Tennessee doesn't want you to know how it will kill the condemned. It doesn't want you to know who will flip the switch, sending a lethal dose of pentobarbital through the veins of death row inmates. And it doesn't want you to know how
imageTexas Death Chamber HOUSTON - Texas has obtained a new batch of the drugs it uses to execute death row inmates, allowing the state to continue carrying out death sentences once its existing supply expires at the end of the month. Texas Department of Criminal Justice
imageIn the decades he spent filing stories from Jacksonville after visits to Florida’s execution chamber, former AP reporter Ron Word saw a lot that still lingers in the back of his mind. There are the images from the old days of the electric chair: The executioner’s black hood, only
imageOur regular cross-post from Bitchflicks. By Rachel Redfern. The Big Bang Theory, the show that legitimizes the nerd in all of us and tickles that small (or large) part of us that gets the Star Trek jokes. The writers of the show are like geeky unicorns who can finally tell that nerdy joke
image…but disabled people vow to fight on. The UK government has announced that it will go ahead with its planned closure of the Independent Living Fund despite a unanimous ruling in December by the English Court of Appeal. The Independent Living Fund (ILF) is a £320million
imageThe UK has announced steps to combat the rise in child marriages among Syrian refugees. In the last 3 years, more than 100,000 Syrians have been killed in the country’s civil war. Four million have been displaced within the country and two and a half million people have fled the country
image‘If we apply this imperative, the world will be a very different and far better place’. On the eve of International Women’s Day, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN under-secretary general and the executive director of UN Women, posted a powerful open letter urging men and boys to