Public consulation, Northern Ireland Office, NOI, Addressing the legacy of Northern Ireland's Past, UK-wide consultation Are legacy institutions the best way to try to meet the needs of victims and survivors? The Northern Ireland Office (NIO) has launched a UK-wide consultation on ‘Addressing the Legacy of Northern Ireland’s Past’. More than 3,500 people were killed as a result of the Troubles. The hurt and suffering caused is still felt by people within and outside Northern Ireland. Leggi tutto
housing benefit, refuge funding, government U-turn, Welsh Women's Aid, working women, destitutionBut some women don’t get housing benefit: if they work or have ‘no recourse to public funds’.Women escaping domestic abuse will now be able to continue to have their places in women’s refuges paid via the welfare system: the government has dropped its plans to overhaul, read ‘cut off’, funding
FTSE 100 CEO pay, nurses' pay, Living Wage, TUC, women's pay, women CEOs, reportOnly 34 companies in the FTSE 100 are accredited by the Living Wage Foundation for paying the living wage.New research from the High Pay Centre and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has found that a FTSE 100 CEO is now paid an average (median) annual pay of £3.93
book, Beauty and Misogyny, harmful, culrural practices, in the west, book, labiaplasty, porn, Or to give it its full title: Beauty and Misogyny: Harmful Cultural Practices in the West.Should western beauty practices, ranging from lipstick to labiaplasty, be included in the United Nations understandings of harmful traditional/cultural practices?By examining the role of common beauty
gender pay gap reporting, Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee , report,changes needed, select committee report, Some companies have obscene and entirely unacceptable gender pay gaps of more than 40 per cent.The UK has one of the highest gender pay gaps in Europe and pay reporting can only be the first step in closing it, the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee said in their recent report
podcast series, climate justice, Mothers of Invention, Mary Robinson, Doc SocietyPodcasts aim to inspire listeners to hold governments accountable to the Paris Agreement.Doc Society has launched a new, feminist, climate justice podcast series called ‘Mothers of Invention’.It is hosted by the former ­President of Ireland, Mary Robinson, and comedian Maeve Higgins – they
UN Women, appointment, Purna Sen, UN Women Executive Coordinator and Spokesperson on Addressing Sexual Harassment and Other Forms of Discrimination, #MeToo, sexual harassmet, U, scandalIf you don’t have a culture of victim support, you do, in effect, have a culture of perpetrator support.In April Purna Sen, UN Women’s Director of the Policy Division, was appointed the UN Women Executive Coordinator and Spokesperson on Addressing Sexual Harassment and Other Forms of
the Women's Budget Group, report, The female face of poverty, women, poverty in the UK, debt, housing, benefits, Why are women more likely to be poorer than men?Poverty is a gendered experience.Women face specific challenges in achieving financial security for themselves and their families, including low paid work, unaffordable childcare, high housing costs and financial abuse.The position of women in
Court of Appeal, sexual abuse survivor, same roof rule, major vitory, criminal injuries compensation scheme, sexual abuse, stepfather, CICA, discriminationNo child groomed and manipulated into sexual abuse ‘complied with their abuse’.On 24 July 2018 senior judges ruled the archaic ‘same roof rule’, which has denied some sexual abuse survivors Criminal Injuries Compensation, is incompatible with human rights law, after one survivor took her case
Women and Equalities Committee, report, end sexual harassment at work, five-point action plan‘Government, regulators and employers have been dodging their responsibilities for far too long.’The government, regulators and employers are failing in their responsibilities to tackle sexual harassment in the workplace, the Women and Equalities Committee have said in a report they released
TellMAMA, 2017 report,anti-Muslim incidents, twitter bots, fake news, female victims, male on female abuse, anti-Muslim hatred and bigotryAnd anti-Muslim hate at street level ‘male on female abuse and anti-Muslim hatred and bigotry’.For many years now the Muslim communities in the UK have suffered anti-Muslim incidents. A project called Measuring Anti-Muslim Attacks (MAMA) now allows people from across England to report any form
Caring for Carers, new report, Social Market Foundation, family carers, The state ‘cannot continue its increasing reliance on the family’.The current social care system is putting pressure on families to step in and provide care for relatives where the state does not.Such family care is an essential element of the current overall system of social care yet it is
Engender, #ScotWomenShoutOut, women, working, women's equality, challenge cynicismChallenge the cynicism of companies seeking to profit from women working for women’s equality.Women’s campaign groups, equalities organisations, and individual gender advocates in Scotland do amazing things, often with very limited resources, and little attention.Scottish feminist
Talk Fracking, guinea pigs, no evacuation plan, legal letter, failures, public health, frackingAnd there is still no evacuation plan in place for residents close to the Preston New Road site.Talk Fracking has issued a pre-action legal letter to the Secretary of State for Local Government for ‘clear failure to conduct a strategic environmental assessment’.That is for:Failure to adhere
#august 28, #wedeservebetter, Northern Ireland Executive, world record, And grassroots groups in Northern Ireland are looking at ways to mark the record-breaking date.If nothing changes before, on 28 August Northern Ireland could break the world record for the longest time a state has not had a government.The lack of a Northern Ireland Executive after its
HerStories project, University of Lincoln, Historic England, relisted buildings, suffragette links, deeds not words,Recording the suffragette history connected to listed buildings.100 years on from the first women in the country being granted the right to vote, women’s history is still under-represented in national records.But through its HerStories project, Historic England has been working with
Ripe for Change, Oxfam report, seafood, supermarket supply chains, shareholder profit, worker povertyMajor supermarkets must do more to end human suffering in supply chains.Millions of women and men who produce our food are trapped in poverty and face brutal working conditions, despite billion-dollar profits in the food industry, a new report published by Oxfam has revealed.The report, ‘Ripe
ending violence against women and girls, UK, EU, Istanbul Convention, Austrian PresidencyDisappointing lack of progress on EU and UK legislation fighting violence against women. On 13 June 2018, the first anniversary of the signature of the Istanbul Convention by the European Union (EU), the European Coalition to End Violence against Women and Girlsreported its regrets that strong
Hearing Women's Voices: why women 2018, The Women's Resource Centre, WRC, report, women-only spaces, Recognise that women-only services are better able to meet the needs of women.The Women’s Resource Centre (WRC) has now published the report which is a follow-up to their ‘why women?’ campaign launched in November 2006.This research was carried out to highlight the importance of and the need
UNFPA, family planning, contraception, education, campaign, No woman should die while giving life.Earlier this year, World Population Day celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Teheran Proclamation, which affirmed the right to family planning, and the basic right of parents “to determine freely and responsibly the number and the spacing of their
Equality and Human Rights Commission, report, CEDAW, women's rights, ending violence against women adn girlsWomen and girls should be able enjoy their basic right to feel safe in their everyday lives.Women are still being “failed” in many areas of life, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has warned in its largest ever review of women’s rights.In its new report, Pressing for progress
consultation, sex and relationships education, schools, draft regulations and guidance. Department for Education,The UK government has released its draft regulations and guidance on sex and relationship education in schools.The consultation on this is open until 7 November 2018. Please consider responding.The government is now seeking views on the draft regulations, statutory guidance, and regulatory
Remembering Srebrenica, genocide, rape, Rape Crisis, Srebrenica Memorial Day, cards‘We cannot truly stand up to hatred unless we stand up to misogyny in our society.’In the course of just one week in July 1995, 8372 mostly Muslim men and boys were murdered by Bosnian Serb forces in an act of genocide at a place called Srebrenica.This was the final act in a genocidal plan
The Campaign Against Sex Robots, open letterChallenging the view that the development of adult and child sex robots will be a positive benefit to society.Over the last decades, an increasing amount of money and effort from both academia and industry has gone into the development of sex robots – that is, machines in the form of women or
Jobcentre Plus, domestic abuse specialist, Universal credit, risk of single payment, Select Committee, report‘He’ll wake up with £1500 in his account and piss off with it, leaving us with nothing…’The House of Commons’ Work and Pensions Select Committee has added its voice to those of wmen’s groups and other campaigners who have been saying for some time that single household payments of Universal
fostering pets, refuges, domestic violence, animal abuse, longer sentencing, Various groups now look after pets while their owners flee domestic abuse or stay in refuges.In homes where there is violence and abuse, pets are often threatened, injured or killed by violent men to maintain control over their partners and children.In a survey of 50 women pet owners living
blue badge holders, government, changes, disabled charities, Disability News Service, Those who are paid to protect, defend, support and represent disabled people, should be apologisingDisability charities have helped the government cover up the reason it was forced to announce changes to rules that prevented thousands of disabled people with invisible impairments secure blue
Women and Equalities Select Committee, inquiry launched, Equality Act 2010,Does it create an unfair burden on people to enforce their right not to be discriminated against?The Women and Equalities Committee has launched an inquiry into the enforcement of the Equality Act 2010 – legislation which was designed to “provide a legal framework to protect the rights of
women's aid, rape crisis, child poverty action group, legal action, two-child policy, rape disclosure, funding appeal, crowdjusticeIt completely fails to recognise the lived experiences of survivors of domestic abuse.Rape Crisis England & Wales and Women’s Aid have requested permission to intervene – an application to make a submission which raises an issue of public importance – in the Child Poverty Action Group’s
two-child policy, UK children in poverty, Universal Credit, Unhappy Birthday, report, End Child PovertyTwo-child limit and the freeze on children’s benefits ‘the most damaging welfare reform on children’s outcomes’.Statistics published by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) recently showed that 71,000 families lost entitlement to child allowances in tax credits or universal credit in the
restraint-related deaths, high figures, mainly women and girls, Agenda, campaign, Seni's Law, “It is a national scandal that so many women are dying in our hospitals after being subjected to restraint.”Thirty-two women have died over a five-year period after experiencing restraint, according to new figures obtained by Agenda, an alliance of more than 70 organisations who have come
All-Party Parliamentary Group on Hate Crime, appg, inquiry, hate crime, deadline extended, Please consider submitting a sentence or two, a paragraph or two or an essay.The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Hate Crime launched an inquiry entitled ‘How do we build community cohesion when hate crime is on the rise?’ in March this year.The inquiry aims to gather evidence of how hate
John Bercow, Constance Markievicz, MP, portrait, Irish women, Irish politics, 1918 election, The Irish parliament is celebrating Irish women in nineteenth century politics and public life.Along with women in England, Scotland and Wales, 1918 was the first time any Irish women were permitted by law to vote and stand in parliamentary elections.To mark the centenary, the Houses of the
RCOG, FSRH, WHO, early abortion, misoprostol, at home‘There can be no justification not to act unless the aim is to punish women having a legal abortion.’Women in England should be allowed to take misoprostol – the second drug used to effect an early medical abortion – just like our peers in Scotland and Wales, argue healthcare leaders, in an