image‘If she can’t see it, she can’t be it’; why a range of female role models for young people in our popular media matters. By Rebecca Brand. I was so pleased when I heard about the launch of Rewind&Reframe. Finally a campaign to unite the myriad voices that have spoken out – sporadically but in ever-increasing numbers... ‘If she can’t see it, she can’t be it’; why a range of female role models for young people in our popular media matters. By Rebecca Brand. I was so pleased when I heard about the launch of Rewind&Reframe. Finally a campaign to unite the myriad voices that have spoken out – sporadically but in ever-increasing numbers – about the
imageSurvey results: high street shops are less sexist this Christmas after Let Toys Be Toys campaign. 
imageA Yemeni man had his hand cut off by Saudi police after he was convicted by a local court of carrying out many thefts in the conservative Muslim Gulf country. The official Saudi press agency said Ahmed Mohammed Afandi was found guilty by a criminal court in the southern province of Jazan
image‘We want to live in a society where the most widely-read newspaper is one that respects women’. Cheltenham Town Ladies FC has joined the nationwide campaign No More Page 3 (NMP3) asking to the editor of the Sun to stop showing the Page 3 topless images and to start representing
imageAn Indonesian prosecutor on Monday sought a 16-year prison term for a British woman who has admitted to trafficking crystal methamphetamine into the country from China. Andrea Waldeck, in her early 40s, was arrested in late April at a hotel in the city of Surabaya with about 1.5 kilograms
imageLooking for (fundraising) Christmas presents? All-female EDM and digital art collective female:pressure have released a new compilation album in aid of Pussy Riot. Seventeen artists have lent their considerable talents to the record – among them Xyramat, Caro C and Olivia Louvel
imageRiyadh: A Saudi judge sentenced a political activist to 300 lashes and four years in prison for calling for a constitutional monarchy in Saudi Arabia, his rights group said on Sunday. Omar Al Saeed is the fourth member of the Saudi Civil and Political Rights Association (ACPRA) to be
image(CBS) – Nelson Mandela influenced George Ryan’s controversial 2003 decision to clear Illinois’ Death Row a decade ago, the former governor said during a memorial service honoring the humanitarian Sunday. Ryan, a free man since July after serving more than five years in
imageCall for parenting book advocating corporal punishment on babies and children to be removed from sale. Trigger warning: This article contains details relating to the physical abuse of children and babies. Hanna Williams, Lydia Schatz, and Sean Paddock are three American children killed by
imageAbdul Quader Mollah The execution of an opposition leader in Bangladesh sparked violent protests Friday as activists torched homes and businesses belonging to government supporters, leaving at least three people dead, in a fresh wave of bloodshed ahead of elections next month
imageSection 377 is “an archaic, repressive and unjust law that infringed on basic human rights”. India’s highest court, the Supreme Court, has upheld a colonial-era law, known as Section 377, which criminalises gay sex, throwing out a 2009 New Delhi High Court decision that ruled
imageJoy to the world! December has come! And television ad breaks are suffocatingly festive. Following the backlash experienced by their 1950s sorry 2012 Christmas campaign, this year Asda has opted to forgo advertisements full of sexism-laced festive cheer in favour of some – equally
imageThe U.S. Supreme Court will consider Jan. 10 whether to hear an appeal from a woman on Mississippi's death row who is seeking a new trial in the slaying of her husband based on claims that she was abused. Court officials say a decision could be announced shortly after the court
image‘Clare’s Law’ allows people to check police records to see if a partner has a violent past. The Home Secretary, Theresa May, announced recently that the government would introduce the Domestic Violence Protection Order (DVPO) Scheme and Domestic Violence Disclosure Orders
imageIn 2013, the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty and our many allies and supporters in the death penalty abolition movement celebrated triumphs and learned from our setbacks. This list of important stories from 2013 emphasizes the successes but provides critical reminders of the
imageTwo former executives at Vietnam National Shipping Lines were found guilty of embezzlement and sentenced to death today [Dec. 16] by a Hanoi court, underscoring the government’s efforts to clamp down on corporate corruption. The People’s Court of Hanoi sentenced Duong Chi
imageThe Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board has rejected clemency for a death row inmate scheduled to be executed next month. The board voted 4-1 Monday against commuting the death sentence of 38-year-old Michael Lee Wilson, who was convicted of 1st-degree murder in the beating death of a Tulsa
imageDecember 15, 2013: one man charged of drug smuggling was hanged in the Iranian Qazvin city prison in the morning, Fars news agency reported. Iranian court has sentenced him to death by hanging due to distributing crack narcotic drug. Iran's Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli
imageWelcome to our round-up of news and results from British sportswomen from around the globe. Swimming: Siobhan-Marie O’Connor won two medals this week at the European Short-Course Championshipsin Denmark. She took silver in the 200m individual medley with Sophie Allen taking
imageAfter the execution of Kim Jong-un's uncle, the brutality of North Korea's regime has once again come under the international spotlight. In a broader context, is the attention warranted? Find out who uses the death penalty today - and see how it compares to 2007. Click here to read the
imageMARION COUNTY, Fla. — An Ocala man is heading to death row for his part in the slaying of a 15-year-old boy. During a 10-minute hearing on Friday, Circuit Judge David Eddy read 21-year-old Michael Bargo's death sentence. Bargo was the last of five defendants to be sentenced in
imageA parliamentary opposition group has filed a bill to abolish the death penalty in Morocco, where a moratorium has been in place for 20 years, a member said Thursday. The bill was filed last week in the lower house by the group of 39 lawmakers from the USFP leftwing opposition party, one
imageMain gallows at Tokyo Detention Center 2 more men have been hanged, under a system where death row prisoners are not told of their execution until hours before Japan has carried out another round of "secret" executions, bringing to eight the number of inmates sent to the
imageJohnny Dale Black OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec 17 (Reuters) - Oklahoma executed by lethal injection on Tuesday a 48-year-old man convicted of stabbing and beating a horse trainer to death in a case of mistaken identity. Johnny Dale Black was pronounced dead at 6:08 p.m
imageDecember 16, 2013: For the very first time, a prisoner in Ho Chi Minh City was executed by lethal injection. Tran Quoc Tuan, 36, from District 8 of Ho Chi Minh City, who was charged for robbery and the murder of Nguyen Thanh Duy, a motorbike taxi driver, was put to death by lethal
imageOklahoma Death Chamber (Reuters) - Oklahoma is scheduled to execute on Tuesday a man convicted of stabbing and beating a horse trainer to death in a case of mistaken identity. Johnny Dale Black, 48, is scheduled to die by lethal injection after 6 p.m. Central Time (0000
imageKochi: Kerala High Court on Tuesday confirmed the death sentence awarded to Govindachamy by a Fast Track Court for brutally raping and causing the death of a 23-year-old woman after pushing her out of a moving train on February 1, 2008. A division bench, comprising justices T
imageThe Department for Education’s failure to support campaign is baffling. By Holly Dustin, from The End Violence Against Women coalition (EVAW). Recent research from the Office of the Children’s Commissioner in England  has highlighted disturbing
imageA spy accused of working for MI6 in Iran may face the death penalty if found guilty of being an undercover agent. The man, who has not been named, is alleged to have passed sensitive information to British intelligence officers. He made contact with British agents 11 times in recent
imageHere are some dates for your diary of woman-centric events going on around the UK this week. Coventry: 19 December: Carolling for CRASAC! around the Christmas tree in The Bull Yard, Coventry city centre, from 6pm-8pm. Please come along and have a sing for as long or as short a stint
imageFive people sentenced to death for trafficking 90 kg of heroin from neighbouring Laos, according to state media. Five people have been sentenced to death and one person to life in prison in Vietnam for trafficking heroin from neighbouring Laos, state media said. A court in central
imageJust in case you missed this letter in the Guardian on 10 December: We believe that women remain at the sharp end of the government’s economic and social austerity policies (Comment, 10 December). As women’s unemployment rises, wages fall, the pay gap widens, benefits are cut and
imageMedia reporting of the research may have put too much emphasis on the differences. Apparently it’s because of the way our brains are wired that women can socially network with aplomb while men prefer to navigate the road networks instead. At least that is the interpretation of a
imageTexas Governor Rick Perry: "[Texas] is not directlybound by the World Court’s decision." The Mexican, Edgar Arias Tamayo, 46, was convicted of shooting and killing a Houston police officer who was taking him to jail after a robbery in 1994. Mr. Tamayo, who was in the