black women in UK academia, collection, new book, Dr Deborah Gabriel, “I am frequently asked why so few women of colour hold leadership roles in academia – the answers lie in this book.” The long awaited collection of autoethnographies documenting the subtle but impactful ways that women of colour experience race and gender inequalities in British academia has now been published. The book, ‘Inside the Ivory Tower: Narratives of Women of Colour Surviving and Thriving in British Academia’, places the perspectives, experiences and career trajectories of women of colour in British academia at the centre of analysis, positioning academia as a space dominated by whiteness and patriarchy where women of colour must develop strategies for survival and success. Leggi tutto
gig economy, bogus self employed status, draft Bill, joint Committee report, close loopholeCurrently all the burden of this ‘flexibility’ is picked up by taxpayers and workers.The Work and Pensions Committee and the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee have published a joint report and a draft Bill to close the loopholes that allow companies to use bogus
Universal Periodic Review, Israel, women in Palestine, WILPF, reportPalestinian women ‘regularly face violence and discrimination as a result of Israeli policies’.A Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a State-driven process under the Human Rights Council which involves a review of the human rights records of all UN Member States.It contributes to improving the
#ItAin'tOver, Youth Stop AIDS, campaign, young people, AIDS, UK funding, Amsterdam meetingCalling on the UK government to recognise HIV as a youth issue.AIDS is no longer a death sentence and new HIV infections are easily preventable. But, as the campaign slogan for the Youth Stop Aids campaign says, it ain’t over.We have the tools: like condoms, safe needles and anti-retroviral
SBS, EVAW, report, Human RIghts Act, police, women, BrexitStories of ‘catastrophic failings’ by the police.Southall Black Sisters (SBS) and the End Violence Against Women Coalition (EVAW) have published a new report showing what an “essential tool” the Human Rights Act is for women who need to challenge the police when they fail in domestic violence
Dawn Butler MP, open letter, Theresa May, sexual abuse, harassment, Parliament, Ministers, MPsDawn Butler, Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities, has sent an open letter to the Prime Minister.It states clearly what we would like to know, given the reports in the media about sexual harassment and abuse in Parliament, and, regarding Ministers and Conservative MPs, asks what the Prime
EIGE, report, Gender Equality Index 2017, EWL, EU women, And it is high time the EU – including the UK – acted decisively to accelerate the pace of change.The European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) launched the 2017 edition of its Gender Equality Index (GEI) earlier this month.This valuable statistical instrument measures progress on gender
open letter, openness, Undercover Police Inquiry, Sir John Mitting, human rightsVictims of undercover policing call on public inquiry to come clean.Over 100 people affected by political policing, frustrated by the Undercover Policing Inquiry’s lack of openness, are now demanding answers and action.Their concern about the direction and state of the Inquiry centres on the
child poverty, Northern Ireland, NICCY, NISRA, letter Child poverty is not inevitable.There are 444,000 children in Northern Ireland, and 103,400 of these children live in poverty.And this figure is likely to rise with the implementation of the new Universal Credit system, along with other punitive welfare cuts targeting families.The majority
Youth Stop Aids, Global Justice Now, access to medicines, UK speaking tour, The Treatment Action Campaign Currently the public pay twice – first for the research and then in high prices.In spite of medical advances, millions of people around the world suffer and die from treatable conditions because they cannot afford to pay for expensive medicine.Drug companies can charge runaway prices because
Woman's Place, self-identifying, violence against women, Gender Recognition Act, gender recognition certificate, women's spacesCall to action.The UK government’s Equalities Office is consulting on changes to the existing Gender Recognition Act.There is some concern about this, for if the government were to go ahead with a simplification of the gender recognition process, and move towards a self-declaration system, it
CCA Glasgow, October 2017, film festival, human rights film festivalalDocument’s international human rights documentary film festival is coming!Established in 2003, it provides a platform that attracts Scottish, British and international documentary filmmakers and promotes local and international discussion, cultural exchange and education.And by screening the
Women's Views On News. one-week break, The Women’s Views on News site will be on a break until 20 November 2017. There is loads to read, here and on our facebook page, and lots of campaigns to catch up on… Thanks for your company this far! Leggi tutto
TUC, report, mums and dads at work, their rights, work and childcare, zero hour contracts, rights at workFlexible working practices are causing young parents real difficulties.The TUC published a report recently looking at the ordinary working lives of mums and dads, and its findings won’t be news to those parents trying to give their kids a great start in life as well as do a good job at
Hillsborough report, Reverend James Jones, bereaved families, state-related deaths, public bodies, INQUEST‘The government must urgently enact these key recommendations.’‘The patronising disposition of unaccountable power: A report to ensure the pain and suffering of the Hillsborough families is not repeated’ was published last week.And in it the author, Reverend James Jones, a former Bishop of
noncommunicable diseases, environmental pollution, WHO, Montevdeo Roadmap, Beating noncommunicable diseases, and promoting health, are issues for everyone and every area of government.Common, preventable risk factors, such as physical inactivity, unhealthy diet and the harmful use of alcohol and tobacco consumption, have long been recognised risks to health.What is
modern slavery, taskforce, National Referral Mechanism reform, Amber Rudd, The government’s Modern Slavery Taskforce has  agreed new measures to support victims.The Home Secretary Amber Rudd has announced new measures to improve identification and support for victims of modern slavery.Modern slavery is an umbrella term encompassing slavery, servitude, forced or
SDG 5, ONS, Women and Equalities Committee, 14 Recommendations, UK government responseNo dedicated strategy for implementing UK’s commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals so far.The current Women and Equalities Committee recently published the responses from the government and the Office for National Statistics (ONS) to the report made by the pre-election Women and
Sounds Like Her, New Art Exchange, Nottingham, seven women artists, diverse cultures, exploring soundSeven women artists exploring sound.‘Sounds Like Her’, at Nottingham’s New Art Exchange, is set to broaden existing approaches to sound art, and to contest Eurocentric and patriarchal frameworks that have informed sound art practice and, arguably continue to dominate the scene today.The
UN Women, #MeToo, Phumzile Mlambo-NgcukaWill shared outcry bring an end to the cruel privilege of impunity?By Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women.The pain and anger of more than a million people who tweeted #MeToo in the last week have crowded social media with personal stories of
Prime Minister, letter, invitation, Inverness, Universal Credit, chaos ‘From pilot to roll out, there has been no attempt to acknowledge or fix the problems that hurt so many.’SNP MP Drew Hendry has written to the prime minister Theresa May about the “devastation” being caused Universal Credit (UC) – which has been piloted in his constituency of Inverness Nairn
Rachel Whiteread, Tate Britain, Untitled (One Hundred Spaces), House, Holocaust Memorial Vienna,Whiteread’s work ranges in scale from the modest to the monumental in a variety of materials.Tate Britain is currently hosting the most substantial survey to date of work by Rachel Whiteread, one of the leading artists of her generation.She primarily produces sculptures, which typically take
BBC, EVAW, sexual violence in schools, child on child sexual assault, slow government responseThe government has been ‘too slow in its response to rapes and sexual assault reports in schools’.As the BBC broadcasts two powerful programmes this week documenting the scale of rape and sexual bullying in schools, and the hopeless response of many schools to these incidents, the End Violence
Fawcett Society, briefing, equal pay day, pay gap, Young Women's Trust, 10 November 2017“At this rate, today’s young women will be retired before equal pay becomes a reality.”Despite the Equal Pay Act – which came into force 47 years ago – in Britain, today, women still earn less than men.So, 10 November 2017 is the day that full-time women workers effectively start working for
#MaternityRights, Maternity Action, report launched, unfair redundancies, government inactionThe government has neither consulted on the redundancy issue nor provided any timeframe for doing so.Maternity Action held a meeting in Parliament today to launch their report on unfair redundancies during pregnancy, maternity leave and return to work and to raise awareness about the harsh
All Is Not Lost, short films, police campaign, rape, prosecution, myths, SARC, help, Leicestershire PoliceIt is hoped that the campaign will help increase the number of successful prosecutions of rape cases in court.The first element of a major campaign being rolled out in the coming weeks aimed at increasing the number of successful prosecutions against those commit serious sexual assault was
EWL, SWL, women in media, CSW62, Swedish Women's Lobby, statementCall to address the new and increasing ways in which women’s lives are being restrictedThe Swedish Women’s Lobby has prepared a statement about how women are affected by diverse forms of media for the 62nd session of the Commission on the Status of Women, CSW62, which will take place from 12-23
report, independent review, deaths and serious incidents, police custody, publishedLandmark review on deaths in police custody an opportunity to save lives.The report on the independent review of deaths and serious incidents in police custody by Dame Elish Angiolini has been published by the Home Office.It is the first review of policing practises and related processes
LabourList, Lobbying, Institute for Free trade, launch, questions‘The UK needs to open up the activities of lobbyists to public scrutiny as a matter of urgency.’By Tamasin Cave.Last month saw the creation of a new think tank, the Institute for Free Trade.Speaking at the launch, Liam Fox stated its purpose: to persuade the masses to get behind free market
women and equalities committee, child on child abuse, rape, schools, government inactionWhy is the government not acting with more urgency?Parliament’s Women and Equalities Committee questioned Equalities Ministers Nick Gibb MP and Anne Milton MP earlier this month about what is being done to ensure girls are protected from abuse in schools and able to access their right to
CPAG, Child Poverty Action Group, two-child limit, judicial review, “Anyone with an ounce of humanity can see how toxic and ill thought out this policy is.”Permission has just been granted for the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) to apply for judicial review of the two-child limit and the case will now go forward to a full hearing.On 6 April 2017, new rules
The Good Law Project, Green, MEP, Molly Scott Cato, secret, Brexit studies, legal challenge, How can our democratic representatives make decisions when the government is withholding vital information?MEP Molly Scott Cato, who has been pressing for the release of ‘50 secret studies’ on the impacts of Brexit on the economy, is now demanding the government disclose the documents or face
Families for Freedom, disappeared family members, Syria, women-led campaign,We, as families, demand the immediate release of our relatives who have been unlawfully detained.Who are we? Families for Freedom is a movement of Syrian families. We are women-led. We are peaceful. We are determined.Join us.We are Syrian families demanding freedom for all of the country’s
NIC-ICTU, WRDA, consultation, Department of Health, cuts, open letter, shamThe cuts are ‘not driven by necessity and are completely at odds with the needs of service users’.In August the Department of Health (DoH) asked the five Health and Social Care (HSC) Trusts in Northern Ireland to develop draft savings plans totalling £70 million to ‘deliver an annual balanced