Six things we’ve learned about misogyny as a hate crime – The Guardian

Posted September 23rd, 2016 in hate crime, news, women by sally

‘Women’s groups and police are looking at ways of making it easier to report offences.’

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The Guardian, 22nd September 2016

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Housing shortage means many women ‘feel safer behind bars’ – BBC News

Posted September 22nd, 2016 in housing, landlord & tenant, news, prisons, probation, release on licence, reports, women by sally

‘A former inmate has told the BBC many women feel “safer in prison” due to a lack of suitable housing for female ex-offenders.’

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BBC News, 22nd September 2016

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Number of women convicted of domestic violence at record high – The Independent

Posted September 20th, 2016 in domestic violence, gender, news, reports, statistics, women by tracey

‘The data did not specify if the women’s victims were male or female, however campaigners say the statistics serve as a reminder that while the overwhelming majority of abusers are male, women can also commit serious abuse.’

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The Independent, 19th September 2016

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Misogyny could be treated as a hate crime by police across UK – The Independent

Posted September 12th, 2016 in gender, hate crime, news, police, sex discrimination, women by sally

‘Misogyny could be treated as a hate crime by police forces across England and Wales in a bid to tackle sexist abuse. ‘

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The Independent, 11th September 2016

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Seven charts which show how the UK is failing domestic violence victims – The Independent

Posted September 5th, 2016 in benefits, domestic violence, news, statistics, women by sally

‘Research by Women’s Aid has revealed that two-thirds of domestic violence shelters face closure under Government welfare cuts.’

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The Independent, 5th September 2016

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UK courts should be able to issue Islamic divorces, sharia expert says – The Guardian

Posted September 5th, 2016 in courts, divorce, inquiries, islamic law, marriage, news, women by sally

‘British courts should be able to issue Islamic divorces via a specialised unit set up to protect the rights of Muslim women, a leading expert in sharia law will advise a House of Commons inquiry.’

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The Guardian, 4th September 2016

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Sexist hate crimes given second-class status, says senior Tory MP – The Guardian

Posted August 30th, 2016 in crime, gender, harassment, hate crime, news, police, women by sally

‘Gender-related hate crime has been given second-class status while sexist behaviour online, in the street and in the classroom has been going unchallenged, according to Maria Miller, who chairs the women and equalities select committee.’

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The Guardian, 29th August 2016

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Rise in women facing discrimination on taking maternity leave – The Guardian

‘New mothers are facing increasing discrimination when they take maternity leave including being made redundant and switched to zero-hours contracts.’

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The Guardian, 21st August 2016

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Trans women are being forced to get divorced just to claim their pension – The Independent

‘Where an individual is recognised by the state in her passport and driving licence as a woman, why should she be required to end her marriage just to claim the pension that is rightfully hers?’

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The Independent, 11th August 2016

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The place where wolf-whistling is a police matter – BBC News

Posted August 12th, 2016 in hate crime, news, police, women by sally

‘One UK police force has made misogyny a hate crime to try to tackle sexist abuse, but how does it work?’

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BBC News, 12th August 2016

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Muslim women most disadvantaged, say MPs – BBC News

Posted August 11th, 2016 in employment, Islam, news, religious discrimination, reports, sex discrimination, women by tracey

‘Muslim women are the most economically disadvantaged group in British society, according to a report by MPs.’

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BBC News, 11th August 2016

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Two-thirds of young women suffer sexual harassment at work, survey finds – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 10th, 2016 in employment, equality, harassment, news, sex discrimination, statistics, women by tracey

‘The level of sexual harassment in the workplace is “shameful”, with women being subjected to unwelcome jokes, verbal advances, suggestive remarks and even demands for sexual favours, a report has found.’

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Daily Telegraph, 10th August 2016

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Barristers still face flexible working penalty – The Bar Council

Posted August 2nd, 2016 in barristers, equality, flexible working, press releases, rent, women by tracey

‘The Bar Council has launched a new flexible working guide for chambers, which includes proposals for possible rent reductions for those barristers seeking to work reduced hours or away from chambers because of care responsibilities.’

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The Bar Council, 1st August 2016

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Women’s prison suicide rate soars as charity warns of ‘horrifying’ self-harm – The Independent

Posted July 29th, 2016 in news, prisons, statistics, suicide, women by tracey

‘The number of women killing themselves in prison has “risen alarmingly”, new government figures have revealed – prompting warnings from top charity leaders over unsafe jail conditions. Statistics published by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) show the total number of deaths classed as “self-inflicted” rose by 28 per cent over the past 12 months compared with the previous year.’

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The Independent, 28th July 2016

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Back from maternity: Five common challenges and how to overcome them – The Lawyer

Posted July 26th, 2016 in employment, legal profession, maternity leave, news, women by sally

‘The job, the team and the clients may all be the same, but most female lawyers who I talk to on their return to work tell me that it’s the new challenges they face which can make it harder than they anticipated to feel like the balance between work, family and career is right.’

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The Lawyer, 26th July 2016

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Hate crime: Prosecutors told to push for tougher sentences – BBC News

‘Prosecutors will be urged to push for tougher sentences for people committing hate crimes, following a rise in incidents after the EU referendum.’

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BBC News, 24th July 2016

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Rich wives being told to get a job as judges clamp down on ‘meal ticket’ divorces – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 21st, 2016 in appeals, divorce, employment, financial provision, news, time limits, women by tracey

‘Rich wives are increasing being told to go out and get a job rather than rely on maintenance from their ex-husband as judges lead what amounts to a clampdown on “meal ticket” divorces, according to lawyers.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th July 2016

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Barristers still face flexible working penalty – The Bar Council

‘The Bar Council has launched a new flexible working guide for chambers, which includes proposals for possible rent reductions for those barristers seeking to work reduced hours or away from chambers because of care responsibilities.’

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The Bar Council, 19th July 2016

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Two thirds of lesbian and bisexual women experience discrimination at work, research finds – The Independent

‘Two thirds of lesbian and bisexual women have experienced discrimination in the workplace, research has found.’

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The Independent, 19th July 2016

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Bar regulator to address unfair treatment of women at the Bar – Bar Standards Board

Posted July 14th, 2016 in barristers, equality, press releases, reports, women by tracey

‘The Bar Standards Board will be writing to every multi-tenant chambers across the country to seek their help in improving compliance with the Equality Rules, following the BSB’s recent survey of women at the Bar.’

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Bar Standards Board, 12th July 2016

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