The Staunch Book Prize, inaugral shortlist, thriller novel, no female victim, Bridget Lawless, Doon Mackichan , Body Count Rising The shortlist for the inaugral Staunch Book Prize has been announced. The Staunch Book Prize was founded by Bridget Lawless in order to create an alternative to the “overload of violence towards women in fiction”. It will be awarded to the author of a novel in the thriller genre – crime, psychological, comedy and mystery – in which no woman is beaten, stalked, sexually exploited, raped or murdered. Leggi tutto
Agenda, report, Beginning a conversation crucial if we are to do a better job supporting women experiencing multiple disadvantage.The women’s charity Agenda has published a ‘discussion paper’ which looks at how place-based approaches to change could improve the lives of women experiencing multiple
Capital punishment is losing support in the United States, but what about on the Supreme Court?The Supreme Court, its conservative majority in place for years, no longer debates whether state-imposed death is morally right or constitutionally valid. Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation last
Judaism has traditionally been of 2 minds about capital punishment. It exists in Jewish law, but has rarely been used and is strongly discouraged.The Torah and other texts of rabbinical Judaism say it's okay, but under only limited circumstances. In the wake of Saturday's shooting at a Pittsburgh
2 condemned multiple murderers, including a serial killer, apparently committed suicide within hours of each other on the nation’s largest death row, California officials said Monday.Corrections officials said they found Andrew Urdiales, 54, unresponsive during a security check at San Quentin
Palestinians have warned that new death penalty will be aimed at political prisonersIsrael's parliament will renew debate next week on a bill that would make it easier to sentence Palestinian attackers to death, Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Tuesday while vowing to have it
After 4 decades with only 6 executions, Tennessee is on schedule to execute 3 inmates this year.Edmund Zagorski died in the electric chair Thursday night after a last minute appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court was declined. His death followed that of Billy Ray Irick's in August. David Earl Miller's
The Singapore High Commission today clarified that the photoshoot involving convicted drug trafficker Prabu N. Pathmanathan in the week before his execution was done at his request.In a statement, the Singapore High Commission said that the photos were given only to Prabu’s family.The commission
Saudi Arabia's decision to execute an Indonesian domestic worker has triggered a diplomatic row between the 2 nations. The maid's case highlights the dangers faced by foreign workers in Saudi households.The execution of an Indonesian domestic worker by Saudi authorities this week without even
On the day of the execution I learned that a petition had been filed with the Tennessee Supreme Court, asking that the execution be halted because death by electrocution was cruel and unusual. The petition was signed by dozens of the finest members of the Bar, including one of my law partners.I
Kickstarter, Angela and Luchia, Invisible Women, lesbians, documentary, Manchester, distribution costs, The women’s story, particularly the story of regional working-class women, has largely been ignored.Invisible Women is a short documentary aiming to tell the untold story of the North West of England’s LGBTQ past over the last 50 years through the lens of two women’s incredible journey of
CALM, Isle of Man, abortion bill, buffer zones,The first jurisdiction in the British Isles to decriminalise abortion.The Isle of Man’s Campaign for Abortion Law Modernisation (CALM) has delightedly announced that the Isle of Man’s House of Keys has voted to pass Dr Alex Allinson MHK’s Abortion Reform Bill 2018.Once the three new
Hundreds of Israelis, including the families of Kim Levengrond Yehezkel and Ziv Hajbi, marched Tuesday to the factory at the Barkan Industrial Park where the two were killed in a terror attack last month.Led by the victims’ relatives, the demonstrators called for more severe reprisal measures
Bethlehem: Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has given a nod for Death Penalty Bill which would make it easier for courts to hand death sentences to Palestinians who have killed Israelis or soldiers. Though Israel has a law permitting the death penalty, under the law death penalty may
RSE, consulation, Draft RSE guidance, EVAW Coalition, letter, letting girls down, DfE, petition, rapeThis is not what was promised and you ‘could do better’.Last year the law was changed to make Relationships and Sex Education (‘RSE’) compulsory in all schools in England.The government consultation on a ‘Draft RSE Guidance’ document which sets out what all schools should cover in these
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday considers a Missouri murderer’s bid to avoid execution by lethal injection on the grounds that the procedure might rupture blood-filled tumours on his body due to a rare ailment, with new Justice Brett Kavanaugh likely to be the deciding vote.Lawyers for Russell
An Iranian court recently sentenced to death 2 Kurdish women on adultery charges, a Kurdish rights group reported on Monday.“A Kurdish woman for Mako by the name of Gulistan Jnikanlou was sentenced to death by the Khoy Criminal Court of West Azerbaijan Province, accused of committing zina,”
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) urges the United States of America to stay the execution of Roberto Moreno Ramos, a Mexican citizen, which is scheduled for November 14, 2018, in the state of Texas, and to grant him effective relief. The United States is subject to the
Shah Alam High Court, Malaysia released an Indonesian migrant worker named Mattari from the death penalty in the trial on Friday, Nov. 2.Mattari, a 40-year-old man from Sampang, Madura, worked in the neighboring country as a construction worker. He was nabbed on December 14, 2016, in Kuala Lagat
The lawyer representing a Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy after eight years on death row has fled Pakistan in fear for his life.Saif Mulook told news agency AFP he had to leave so he could continue to represent Asia Bibi, whose conviction was overturned by judges on Wednesday.Officials
Death row inmate Edmund Zagorski died at 7:26 p.m. CDT on Thursday after Tennessee prison officials electrocuted him with the electric chair. He was 63.He is the 134th person put to death by Tennessee since 1916 and the second person this year after Billy Ray Irick’s execution by lethal injection
Edmund Zagorski, 63, is set to be executed by electrocution on Thursday night after opting against lethal injection.Tennessee plans to execute 63-year-old Edmund Zagorski by electrocution on Thursday night after the condemned man requested not to be put to death by lethal injection.Zagorski, who
Argus Leader reporter Danielle Ferguson was one of the media witnesses for Rodney Berget's execution Monday at the South Dakota State Penitentiary. These are her impressions following that assignment:One of the more revealing moments was when we were stopped between the very gates Rodney Berget
Justice Brett Kavanaugh on Tuesday signaled a possible break with his fellow conservative Supreme Court justices during a dramatic day of oral argument in a high-stakes death penalty case.The case concerns Russell Bucklew, who was convicted in Missouri on charges of murder, kidnapping and rape
Iran Human Rights (IHR); November 5, 2018: A prisoner was executed on a murder charge at Ardakan Prison on Saturday, November 3.According to HRANA, Sami’ Mohtarami, 43, was convicted to qisas (retribution in kind) on a murder charge. He killed a person during a car robbery in 2015.  The victim’s
Engender, disabled women, women's rights, contraception, parenting, report, Our Bodies Our Rights, conference‘We hope this report is the start of a conversation which will lead to real change’.Disabled women still face huge barriers in the realisation of their rights in Scotland when it comes to sex, reproductive health, parenting and parenting support, a new report just launched has said.In 2017
Clemente Aguirre-Jarquin 'nearly executed for a crime he didn't commit'All charges have been dropped against a man who spent more than 14 years in jail and a decade on Florida's death row for the 2004 murders of his Altamonte Springs neighbors, according to State Attorney Phil Archer.Clemente
Paradise Papers, one year on, Tax Justice, women and tax justice, global days of action, multinationals, #TaxJustice is when taxes are fairly raised and fairly spent. Women need #TaxJustice now.The first week of November 2018 marks the one year anniversary of the release of the Paradise Papers – yet another high profile tax scandal that highlighted the human impact of global tax dodging, exposing
2 months after an 8-year-old girl was raped in Madhya Pradesh‘s Madsaur, a special court on Tuesday awarded death sentence to 2 men for the crime saying they deserved no leniency.The girl was abducted and later gangraped on June 26, an incident which had triggered widespread outrage and led to
A female prisoner detained in Khoy Prison, who was arrested on November 2016, was accused of adultery (sex outside marriage) after being sued by her husband and has been sentenced to death by the Criminal Court (Branch 1).This prisoner has been identified as Zahra Derakhshani, born in 1982
Iranian journalist Pouyan Khoshhal has been arrested in Tehran and charged with a crime that could carry the death penalty for using the word "demise" instead of "martyrdom" while referring to a revered figure of Shia Islam.He was also fired from the reformist Ebtekar newspaper, which issued an
new manifesto, European coalition, Citizens for Science in Pesticide Regulation, conflicts of interest, pesticides regulatory systemrisk management system‘Major conflicts of interest exist in the pesticides regulatory system’.European regulators are letting the citizens of the EU down by allowing the use of harmful pesticides in agriculture and public green areas based on an ‘unfit for purpose’ risk assessment regime that relies on pesticide
environmental group, Extinction Rebellion, declaration, Parliament Square, government inaction, Business as usual is no longer an option.Environmental group Extinction Rebellion (XR) has officially announced its nonviolent uprising against what it sees as criminal inaction by the British government on the climate emergency and ecological crisis.Extinction Rebellion believes it is a
SINGAPORE: Singapore will gauge public attitudes towards the death penalty in a survey, the interior ministry said Wednesday, as human rights groups renewed calls for its abolition.The city-state — which staunchly maintains that capital punishment is a crime deterrent — executed eight convicts