LabourList, Borish Johnson, rant, single mothers, Spectator articles, teenage mothers, abusive boyfriends, support, Conservative manifesto, nothing Why we should care about our PM’s rant against single mothers. By Sienna Rodgers Single mothers have a “desire to procreate independently of men” and are “producing a generation of ill-raised, ignorant, aggressive and illegitimate children”. Getting pregnant is their “natural desire”, though these “uppity and irresponsible women” shouldn’t be blamed – the fault lies with the modern man’s “inability to take control of his woman”. Leggi tutto
chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, female survivors, domestic abuse, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, University of Birmingham, Warwick, research“It is important for clinicians to bear in mind that women who have survived abuse are at a greater risk of these conditions.”Female survivors of domestic abuse are at double the risk of developing long-term illnesses that cause widespread bodily pain and extreme tiredness, according to a study
HIV, women in the UK, report, Public Health England, Sophia Forum, Terence Higgins Trust, testing, older women, poverty, stigma,We need to design evidence-based interventions and services to prevent inequalities in the care of women with HIV.In the UK 1 in 3 people living with HIV are women, and women make up one quarter of all new HIV diagnoses.A third of women living with diagnosed infection are aged 50 years and
end the 'rough sex' defence, Grazia, We Can't Consent to This, Domestic Abuse Bill, #dabill, petition, letter, amendments, Harriet Harman, Mark Garnier In the last five years, this defence was successful in nearly half of the killings that went to trial.So far 59 UK women have been killed by men who claimed they ‘consented’ to violent sex.Please sign this petition and join Grazia’s campaign to ban the ‘sex game gone wrong’ defence, and stop
RCOG, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare FSRH, general election, 2019, manifesto, women's health, five specific calls to action, women's health strategy“We urge the next government to prioritise the health of our girls and women throughout their lives.”The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH) published a joint manifesto last week, ahead of the general election on
#orange the world, stand against rape, rape culture, consent issues, violence against women, 16 Days, UNiTE campaign, UNSexual violence is still being normalised and embedded in our social environments.From the trivialising of rape, victim-blaming, the objectification  of women’s bodies in movies or TV, the glamorisation of violence in ads, or the constant use of misogynistic language, we are all daily witnesses
16 Minimum Standards, prevent gender-based violence, respond to gender-based violence, emergencies, UNFPAHumanitarian actors have an ethical imperative to prevent and respond to gender-based violence.Gender-based violence is a horrifying reality and human rights violation for women and girls globally.‘Gender-based violence’ is an umbrella term for any harmful act that is perpetrated against a
Green Party, declaration, petition, sex based rights, women and girls, GE19All who support the declaration set out below please sign it too.The Green Feminists Women and Girls’ Declaration Working Group calls for signatures and support.In the Core Values of the Green Party of England and Wales it is stated that “A system based on inequality and exploitation is
Extinction Rebellion, hunger strike, three demands, GE19, 12 DecemberExtinction Rebellion UK calls on all political parties to remember their duty of care.Earlier this week Extinction Rebellion (XR) activists from more than 20 countries – inlcuding Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Democratic Republic of Congo, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy
ROFA, Reclaiming Our Futures Alliance, disabled people's manifesto, asks for first 100 days, Political parties  truly commit to co-producing policies with disabled people and their organisations.According to Age UK more than 50,000 older disabled people have died waiting – in vain – for care during the 700 days since the government first said it would publish a social care Green
women's rights, declation, Labour Women's Declaration, GRA, Labour party manifesto 2017, sex-based violence, All proposals should be audited for their effect on women and girls.Three hundred Labour Party activists and supporters, among them three MSPs and 24 Labour councillors, have launched a declaration on women’s sex-based rights — and are calling for more people to sign up.The declaration, which
National Literacy Trust, Let Toys be Toys, poster, schools, gender stereotypingGender stereotypes close down worlds for children, limit reading choices and aspirations.The National Literacy Trust has teamed up with Let Toys Be Toys to create a poster for teachers with top tips to challenge gender stereotyping through literacy, language and play in the classroom.Gender
Instagram, Collective Shout, men, grooming kids, letter, predation, underage girls, Update the system Instagram uses to detect and remove sexualised, predatory comments.Collective Shout, a grassroots campaigns movement against the objectification of women and the sexualisation of girls, has written a letter to Instagram platform heads asking @instagram to take action and stop
Mumsnet, Gransnet, menopause survey, HRT shortages, Department for Health and Social Care, train GPs, solve HRT crisis, Who is taking responsibility for this crisis?According to government figures, around 360,000 prescriptions of HRT for menopause symptoms are dispensed each month.Women taking HRT have been having trouble getting hold of their medications for several months, and 15 HRT products are reported to
Young Women's Trust, Sophie Walker, report, government action, help young mothers, hunger, free childcare, skipping meals, “Clearly, childcare has not been treated as a national priority.”The Young Women’s Trust has called on political parties to put major childcare investment at the heart of their manifestos after new research showed young mothers not only locked out of work and equal pay but going hungry to
HIV, WHO Europe, report, late testing, women affected, older women, risks, changes neededHalf of all women with HIV are diagnosed late in Europe.Many women in the WHO European Region, particularly those in their 40s, are diagnosed at a late stage of HIV infection when their immune system is already starting to fail.They are three to four times more likely to be diagnosed late
EVAW, letter, End Violence Against Women Coalition, women's groups, party leaders, GE19, action, domestic abuse, rape, CPS reform, refuges, Despite countless scandals, inquiries and reviews, violence against women and girls still blights lives. A coalition of women’s groups has written to party leaders asking in detail about what they will do if elected to end all forms of violence against women and girls. Leggi tutto
Conservative party supporters, sign, women's pledge, women's rights, call for siganturesWe ask you to stand with women and defend our rights.Conservative and Unionist Party supporters, members, and activists, including both nationally and locally elected representatives and officers have now signed a women’s pledge.They join declarations by members of the Labour, Liberal
INQUEST, report, 10 deaths, each week, release from prison, women, suicide, General Election 2019, political parties, commitment, actionThe silence, inaction and institutional indifference must end.In 2018/19, ten people died each week following release from prison. Every two days, someone took their own life.In the same year, one woman died every week, and half of these women’s deaths were self-inflicted.Deaths have been
Natalie Bird, Liberal Democrats, LibDems, women's rights, Declaration, sex based rights, sign‘We would like the Party to accept that there are differences that must be discussed’.Women in the Liberal Democrats party have launched their own #WomensPledge sex based rights declaration.Natalie Bird, one of the women in the LibDems who are concerned about the erosion of their sex based
Southall Black Sisters, One Law for All, Sharia courts, Muslim marriage, Matrimonial Law, “This is not about recognising religious marriages; it is about the state guaranteeing equality to all before the law.”On 31 July 2018, Mr Justice Williams, a family court judge, decided that Nasreen Akhter was entitled to a decree of nullity of marriage, following the break-up of her 18-year, temporarily closed, family crisis,@newsaboutwomen, Twitter, facebook, news about women Womensviewsonnews is taking a few days off. Need to concentrate on sorting out a family crisis. Have a look at our facebook page, if you haven’t already. Or see what’s on our Twitter feed. Back as soon as. Leggi tutto
Young women's Trust, survey, sexual harassment at work, #MeToo, fired for reporting, reinstate Section 40, Equality Act 2010, employers' dutiesReinstate Section 40 of the Equality Act 2010.Two years on from the #MeToo movement, one in four young women say they would be reluctant to report sexual harassment at work for fear of losing their job, according to a survey by the charity Young Women’s Trust.And despite TUC research showing
Finnish Presidency, Business and Human Rights meeting, Agenda for Action on Business and Human Rights, respect for human rights, the environment, the European Commission, civil society organisationsA voluntary approach to promoting business respect for human rights and the environment has proven insufficient.Over 100 organisations and networks have joined civil society calls for the European Commission to develop corporate accountability legislation requiring companies to respect human
Better for Women, report, one-stop women's health clinics, contraception, Professor Lesley Regan, President, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, “It is important we provide a comprehensive health service for girls and women throughout their lives.”A survey, commissioned by The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, of over 3,000 women, has found that women are struggling to access healthcare services locally.This, the
States have a responsibility to promote a ‘general environment of zero tolerance’ to gender-based violence.The Center for Women’s Global Leadership recently released its 2019 Global 16 Days Campaign Advocacy Guide to support and strengthen efforts by advocates worldwide in engaging, mobilising
Joint Committee on Human Rights, JCHR, report, detention, appalling conditions, ill-treatment, young people, learning disabilities, autism, Care Quality Commission, ‘A regulator which gets it wrong is worse than no regulator at all’.Parliament’s Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR) has condemned the ‘horrific reality’ of conditions and treatment under which many young people with learning disabilities and autism are detained in mental health hospitals
WEP, Women's Equality Party, members declaration, women's sex based rights, gender self identification, women's rights, petition, signaturesWomen have the right to maintain their sex-based protections.Members of the Women’s Equality Party (WEP) have also set up a declaration and are petitioning the Women’s Equality Party to protect women’s sex-based rights.It runs:When the Women’s Equality Party was formed in 2015, the Party
British Pregnancy Advisory Service, bpas, manifesto commitments, abortion rights, UK, decriminalise abortion, buffer zones, clinics, pills, Labour, Green Party, Liberal Democrats‘The current criminalisation of abortion in Britain fails women.’The British Pregnancy Advisory Service, bpas, commenting on manifesto commitments on abortion rights, has said:We welcome the Labour Party’s manifesto commitment to decriminalise abortion in England and Wales.Over the last
Poverty Alliance, mnaifesto, two-child limit, sanctions, Real Living Wage, tackle poverty, Righting the Wrongs, GE19, poverty in Scotland‘It is outrageous that so many people have been swept into poverty in recent years.’Of the 5.438 million people in Scotland over 1 million– including almost 1 in 4 children – are now living in the grip of poverty.For too many people in communities across the country – and particularly for
Katherine Stamp, inquest, conclusion, anti-psychotic drug Clozapine, The Dene, Surrey and Borders NHS Trust, INQUEST “I hope the conclusions of this inquest will be followed up to ensure the same failings are not repeated.” Katharine Stamp, known to her family as Kate, was 30 years old when she died in the care of The Dene hospital in Sussex at some point in the early hours of 26 March 2015. Leggi tutto
letter, the Guardian, Conservative party, pledge, NHS, not for sale, privatisation, campaigners, refute party comments, We Own It, Keep the NHS PublicWe urgently need new legislation that ends the privatisation of healthcare.Campaigners and activists are urging candidates from all parties who aim to be MPs to sign a pledge protecting the National Health Service from further privatisation.In a letter to the Guardian, they wrote: It is
Maternity Action, challenge, government policy, NHS charges, destitute pregnant women, vulnerable migrant women, fundraising, crowdjusticetheir children, Stop charging destitute migrant women and their children for NHS care.The charity Maternity Action has launched a legal challenge to the government’s policy of charging destitute migrant pregnant women £7,000 or more to access NHS maternity care.The charity also challenges the charging of
Charlotte Nokes, death in prison, inquest delayed, questions unanswered, family fundraising, INQUEST, Colston Reort, failings, women in prison Why was Charlie Nokes allowed to die in prison? The inquest into the death of IPP prisoner Charlotte Nokes at HMP Peterborough, due to start on Monday, has been delayed. Charlotte Nokes was 38 when she died at HMP Peterborough, a private prison run by Sodexo. Leggi tutto