Mothers ‘an unseen force’ in ‘honour’ abuse – BBC News

‘Mothers are the “unseen force” behind so-called honour-based abuse, inflicting violence on their daughters, a study has found. Research by Rachael Aplin, a criminologist from Leeds Beckett University, said this was often unrecognised by police.’

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BBC News, 27th June 2017

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The ‘diva of divorce’ for the world’s super rich – BBC News

Posted June 20th, 2017 in divorce, law firms, news, solicitors, women by sally

‘If you ever spy your wife or husband in discussion with Ayesha Vardag you might need to panic.’

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BBC News, 19th June 2017

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Supreme court narrowly rejects Northern Ireland free abortions appeal – The Guardian

Posted June 15th, 2017 in abortion, appeals, costs, health, news, Northern Ireland, Supreme Court, women by sally

‘The supreme court has ruled that women from Northern Ireland are not entitled to free access to abortions on the NHS, a decision that was condemned by campaigners as a “further blow to women” from the region.’

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The Guardian, 14th June 2017

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The Bar Council invites the adoption of a new Court Sitting Hours’ Protocol – The Bar Council

Posted June 5th, 2017 in barristers, courts, news, tribunals, women by tracey

‘The Bar Council invites the adoption of a new Court Sitting Hours’ Protocol.’

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The Bar Council, 1st June 2017

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Leading female lawyers among cadre of new deputy High Court judges – Litigation Futures

‘Twenty one new deputy High Court judges were appointed yesterday, of whom a third were women – among them a senior government solicitor, the vice-chair of the Bar Standards Board (BSB) and an academic.’

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Litigation Futures, 24th May 2017

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Romanian couple jailed for trafficking girl, 14, into prostitution in UK – The Guardian

Posted May 15th, 2017 in children, news, prostitution, trafficking in human beings, women by sally

‘A Romanian couple have been jailed for trafficking a 14-year-old girl and other women into prostitution in the UK, in the first prosecution for child sex trafficking under the 2015 Modern Slavery Act.’

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The Guardian, 12th May 2017

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Nearly half of female prisoners have attempted suicide, figures reveal – The Independent

Posted May 9th, 2017 in mental health, news, prisons, reports, suicide, women by tracey

‘Almost half of female prisoners in England and Wales have attempted suicide, figures show, prompting urgent calls for the next government to address the growing mental health crisis in the penal system.’

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The Independent, 8th May 2017

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Baroness Shields’ speech at the National Security Agency – Home Offcie

Posted April 24th, 2017 in intelligence services, internet, news, parliament, sex discrimination, women by tracey

‘Delivered to the fifth Annual Intelligence Community (IC) Women’s Summit.’

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Home Office, 21st April 2017

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

More than 800 women sue NHS and manufacturers over vaginal mesh implants – The Guardian

Posted April 19th, 2017 in health, news, women by tracey

‘More than 800 women are suing the NHS and the manufacturers of vaginal mesh implants after suffering serious complications.’

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The Guardian, 18th April 2017

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Can President Assad’s wife be deprived of her British citizenship on public good grounds? – Free Movement

Posted April 18th, 2017 in citizenship, married persons, news, public interest, women by sally

‘Liberal Democrat foreign affairs spokesman Tom Brake says that she has supported President Assad’s regime and therefore should be stripped of her British citizenship. It is not said she has personally been involved in any war crimes or similar or to have sanctioned such atrocities. Mr Brake seems to consider that holding and expressing a political opinion — an awful one, let us be clear — is sufficient to justify depriving a person of their citizenship.’

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Free Movement, 17th April 2017

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Gender pay gap reporting: Government’s new rules will not tackle financial inequality, critics warn – The Independent

Posted April 6th, 2017 in disclosure, employment, equal pay, news, reports, women by tracey

‘Experts, including employment lawyers, HR professionals and campaigners, are warning that the Government’s new rules on gender pay reporting won’t do enough to tackle considerable financial inequality still overshadowing a multitude of industries.’

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The Independent, 5th April 2017

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What is it with judges and women? – The Guardian

‘Men who inflict terrible violence on their partners are walking free from courts that treat their crimes lightly.’

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The Guardian, 2nd April 2017

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Prisons watchdog condemns lack of action on rising female suicides – The Guardian

Posted March 28th, 2017 in mental health, news, prisons, suicide, women by sally

‘The prisons and probation ombudsman has hit out at a “lack of concerted and sustained action” following a rise in the number of suicides among female prisoners.’

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The Guardian, 28th March 2017

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Bar Council issues warning over plan for extended court sittings – Litigation Futures

Posted March 27th, 2017 in barristers, children, courts, diversity, news, pilot schemes, women by tracey

‘Forthcoming plans for courts to start earlier and finish later will disadvantage barristers with children and do not take account of the cab-rank rule, the Bar Council has warned.’

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Litigation Futures, 24th March 2017

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Ex-boyfriend guilty of teenager Shana Grice murder – BBC News

Posted March 23rd, 2017 in domestic violence, harassment, murder, news, stalking, women by sally

‘A man who stalked and killed his former girlfriend after she rejected him has been found guilty of her murder.’

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BBC News, 22nd March 2017

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Are you being replaced? How to deal with maternity discrimination – The Guardian

Posted March 23rd, 2017 in employment, news, reports, sex discrimination, women by sally

‘Love it or loathe it, BBC drama The Replacement addressed the job insecurity many women on maternity leave face, here’s how to cope if you feel forced out.’

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The Guardian, 23rd March 2017

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Dozens of crimes against MPs reported – BBC News

‘A police team created to handle crimes against MPs has dealt with 53 complaints since the murder of Jo Cox.’

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BBC News, 19th March 2017

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Number of women being arrested leaps 50 per cent in a year after police told to crack down on petty crime – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 17th, 2017 in crime, news, police, statistics, women by tracey

‘Arrests of women have risen by as much as 50 per cent in some areas after a police crackdown on petty crime.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th March 2017

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MPs win right to challenge Victorian law criminalising abortion – The Guardian

Posted March 14th, 2017 in abortion, bills, crime, medicines, news, women by tracey

‘MPs have won the right to introduce a bill to parliament which would decriminalise abortion for the first time by repealing a law that dates back to Victorian times.’

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The Guardian, 13th March 2017

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MPs to discuss reform of UK’s Victorian-era abortion law – The Guardian

Posted March 13th, 2017 in abortion, bills, crime, medicines, news, women by sally

‘In years to come, it may be regarded as one of the last battles for women’s autonomy. Under an obscure Victorian law, passed when women did not even have the vote, the decision to terminate an unplanned pregnancy using pills in the privacy of a home is punishable by life in prison – for the woman and any doctor who helps her.’

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The Guardian, 10th March 2017

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