imageCadbury respond to controversial Snickers advert by marketing their Boost bar with #SexismIsNuts. Snickers Australia recently uploaded a video featuring a group of builders shouting what the YouTube clip title describes as ‘loud empowering statements’ at women walking in the street below. The builders shout: ‘I’d like to show... Cadbury respond to controversial Snickers advert by marketing their Boost bar with #SexismIsNuts. Snickers Australia recently uploaded a video featuring a group of builders shouting what the YouTube clip title describes as ‘loud empowering statements’ at women walking in the street below. The builders shout: ‘I’d like to show you the respect you
imageExecution chamberat Tokyo Detention Center The world’s longest-serving death row inmate, Iwao Hakamada, was released after 48 years in prison, when a judge last month found that “the possibility of his innocence has become clear to a respectable degree.” Mr
imagePublic execution in KSA Attacker kidnapped victims aged 6 to 11 from public areas and took them to his home in Jeddah Riyadh: Saudi Arabia’s supreme court has upheld a death sentence handed down against a teacher convicted of kidnapping and raping eight young girls, a
imageTerre Haute, Indiana A death row inmate once slated to be the 1st person executed by the federal government on President Barack Obama's watch has won an indefinite stay of execution from a federal judge. Jeffery Paul, 37, obtained the order Thursday from U.S. District Court
image‘Lads mag’ may be in talks about closing but its content will, unfortunately, live on. Famous for its dedication to promoting semi-naked women, football and ‘banter’, Nuts magazine has been in circulation for 10 years. It was announced recently that the
image(CNN) -- Indonesia's government has stepped in at the eleventh hour to help save an Indonesian woman on death row in Saudi Arabia from being executed this weekend. Satinah Binti Jumadi Ahmad, a 40-year old working as a housemaid in the Gulf kingdom, was sentenced to death in 2011 after
imageTommy Lynn Sells HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A serial killer has been put to death in Texas after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected his lawyers' demand that the state release information about where it gets its lethal injection drug. Tommy Lynn Sells was executed Thursday
imageOklahoma Death Chamber Oklahoma will use a new and untried combination of compounded drugs in the executions of 2 men, according to an email the state sent to attorneys on Tuesday. Assistant attorney general John Hadden said the state plans to employ a lethal 3-drug
imageAssistant Public Defender Corrie-Ann Mainville made headlines this past weekend when she was quoted as saying that the state of Connecticut would have to kill her before she allows it to execute a convicted murderer whom she says is mentally ill. "I will not live another peaceful day in
imageOn 30 March, a woman who was being detained in Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre passed away. She has been named as Christine Case, from Jamaica. One of her friends in Yarl’s Wood told Women for Refugee Women, ‘We are very sad and grieving for her now. ‘They
imageOhio Death Chamber In the past decade, Ohio’s Death Row has shrunk by one-third, from 209 to 139. But a new state report shows that the courts continue to sentence people to death at the same time the process of lethal injection is mired in legal controversy. The
imageFor working women the picture is bleak. Nearly half the jobs in some parts of Britain are paying less than the living wage, the TUC has revealed. The TUC’s analysis of official figures from the House of Commons Library was released to coincide with the 15th anniversary of the
imageWhen the U.S. Supreme Court considers whether a punishment is cruel and unusual, they examine it in terms of current standards of decency. The Court looks to the number of states using the punishment, and whether its use is frequent or declining. In 2005, for example, the court struck down
imageIndonesia has agreed to pay US$1.9 million to stop the impending execution of an Indonesian domestic helper on death row in Saudi Arabia for murder, a minister said. Satinah Binti Jumadi Ahmad was sentenced to death in 2011 for murdering her employer's wife and stealing money. She was due
An Associated Press survey of the nation's 32 death penalty states found that the vast majority refuse to disclose the source of their execution drugs. Some states with laws shielding information about execution drugs and policies and the challenges to those laws: GEORGIA Law: Shields the
imageThe Rana Plaza building collapsed in April last year; 1,138 people lost their lives and over 2,000 more were injured.  At least 27 global garment brands had recent or current orders in with the five garment factories in the building. Nearly all those who died or were injured were
imageTexas prison officials have offered scant evidence to support their claim that pharmacies that supply the state with execution drugs would be in danger of violence if their identities were made public. If those officials are investigating the threats, including a suggestion a truck bomb
image‘Ensuring accountability ‘from those who claim to work in the name of peace and security for the international community’. In recent years, states and international organisations – including the United Nations – have been increasingly using peacekeeping operations
imageProtest planned as good practice guide suggests male heirs ‘receive double’ that of women’. Campaigners are demanding the Law Society tear up a practice note on ‘Sharia-compliant wills’ which they believe will lead to more discrimination against women and children
imageIf you’ve been wrongly convicted through prosecutorial misconduct, there are a few ways you can try to hold the government accountable. The most obvious way would be to sue the prosecutor himself. This is just short of impossible. Anything a prosecutor does in his official capacity is
imageA bizarre chain message circulating on Facebook claims to be in support of breast cancer awareness. But why do people believe it? The text is as follows: “You should not have liked or commented! Now you have to pick one of the 14 below and post to your status this is the 2014 breast
imageThe Iranian regime has executed at least 25 women in the past Persian year that ended on March 20. The true figure of execution carried out in Iran is much higher than those announced in state-run media. The highest number of women were executed in the main prison in north western city of
imageReport looks at the specific impact that explosive weapons have on women. Over the last few years, concern over the use of explosive weapons in populated areas has increased because of the severe harm caused to civilians and the wider community. However, the debate has so far not
imageKerobokan Prison Jakarta: Schapelle Corby admitted her guilt and said the fateful 2004 drug run that saw her locked up for ten years was actually her fourth trip to Bali as a courier, according to fellow Australian prisoner Renae Lawrence. Lawrence, one of the Bali Nine
imageOn June 29, 2009, upon conviction of running a Ponzi scheme that bamboozled investors of at least $18 billion, Bernie Madoff was sentenced to 150 years in federal prison. The sentence, the maximum prosecutors had requested, came at a time of public anger against bankers who had shown
imageNew campaign to develop annual calendar of women’s competitions. Acknowledging that for women’s sport, ‘the Olympics and Paralympics are almost everything,’ the Women’s Sports and Fitness Foundation’s (WSFF) latest report has presented three essential
imageTodd Willingham The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles denied a request for a posthumous pardon for Cameron Todd Willingham, a man executed in 2004 after being convicted of setting his house on fire and killing his three young daughters. Members of Mr. Willingham’s
image‘The right to free speech and the right to not have our lives determined by so-called ‘community leaders’ – invariably men.’ For some, 2014 is a momentous year. It marks, for example, 25 years since the Rushdie Affair and the birth of the feminist inspired
imageLACK of proper procedures to handle inmates on death row in the country is weighing heavily on the Prisons Department budget and adding to the problem of congestion. The inmates who are waiting to be executed live in agony and despair of not knowing when the hangman will arrive, as a
imageTommy Lynn Sells A federal appeals court on Wednesday threw out a ruling requiring the Texas prison system to disclose more information about where it gets lethal-injection drugs, reversing a judge who had halted an upcoming execution. Only hours before the appellate
imageTen films Kirsty NcNeill reckons will change how you think about politics. Former Downing Street adviser now a strategy consultant for campaigning organisations, Kirsty McNeill has put together a list of 10 films she reckons will change how you think about politics. From campaigning Chinese
imageA Hollaback London campaign that helps bars, clubs, venues and pubs tackle and prevent harassment. The first ever London-wide campaign to end sexual harassment on nights out was launched recently, backed by some of London’s most high profile venues, including Ministry of Sound and
imageThe state has acquired the drugs necessary to execute two death row inmates this month from a compounding pharmacy, a spokesman from the state attorney general’s office said. Aaron Cooper said the attorney general’s office sent an email to lawyers for death row inmates Clayton
imageSultan of Brunei The Sultan of Brunei, one of the world's wealthiest rulers and a close ally of Britain, will this week oversee his country's transition to a system of Islamic law with punishments that include flogging, the dismemberment of limbs and stoning to death. The