Police Receive Seven Reports Of So-Called Honour-Based Abuse A Day – Each Other

‘Between March 2021 and March 2022 there were 2,887 honour-based abuse-related (HBA) offences recorded by the police in England and Wales, the second consecutive rise in HBA-related offences. Approximately seven cases are reported every day. However, the Home Office says that these cases are likely to only represent a small proportion of the actual offences committed.’

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Each Other, 27th January 2022

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How Deep Does Misogyny Run In The Met? – Each Other

‘The Metropolitan Police Service (Met) was put under “special measures” in 2022, following a series of acts carried out by serving police officers, including: the rape and murder of Sarah Everard, unethical handling of the bodies of Nicole Smallman and Bibaa Henry, the strip-search of Child Q, and a series of WhatsApp groups which cultivated rape culture. But that was the tip of the iceberg in unearthing misogyny in the Met.’

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Each Other, 25th January 2023

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Next steps to rid police of misogyny and predatory behaviour – Home Office

Posted January 19th, 2023 in codes of practice, government departments, news, police, sexual offences, vetting, women by tracey

‘The Home Secretary has set out next steps to strengthen vetting of police officers following the David Carrick case.’

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Home Office, 18th January 2023

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Met chief ‘can’t promise women reporting sexual offence will not meet officer accused of wrongdoing’ – The Independent

‘The head of the Metropolitan Police said he can’t promise that women reporting sexual offences will not encounter an officer under investigation.’

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The Independent, 17th January 2023

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Street harassment: Wolf whistling to be banned in crackdown – BBC News

‘Sexual harassment on the street will be made a crime with jail sentences of up to two years, the government has said.’

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BBC News, 9th December 2022

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In conversation with District Judge (MC) Briony Clarke – Courts & Tribunals Judiciary

Posted December 2nd, 2022 in diversity, equality, judges, magistrates, news, women by tracey

‘Find out about District Judge (MC) Briony Clarke’s career journey and her experiences of being a woman in the legal profession.’

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Courts & Tribunals Judiciary, 1st December 2022

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Royal Navy chief defends service’s handling of sex abuse allegations – The Independent

‘The head of the Royal Navy has defended the way in which the service handles allegations of rape and sexual abuse, arguing that independent investigations would take longer and “lead to less good outcomes”.’

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The Independent, 26th November 2022

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So-called honour-based abuse inquiry launched – Family Law

‘The Women and Equalities Committee launch an inquiry into so-called honour-based abuse, as part of its work on preventing violence against women and girls.’

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Family Law, 21st November 2022

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Leicestershire mum campaigns for workplace fertility rights – BBC News

Posted November 25th, 2022 in employment, families, news, pregnancy, women by tracey

‘A mum is calling for more workplace rights for people undergoing fertility treatment. Becky Kearns, from Bottesford in Leicestershire, underwent five rounds of failed IVF treatment before having three children through egg donation. She is supporting a private members’ bill brought by MP Nickie Aiken, calling for a right to paid time off, which is due to be heard later.’

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BBC News, 25th November 2022

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Firm action call in Gwent Police misogyny and racism probe – BBC News

‘Any serving Gwent Police officer found to have been involved in “abhorrent messages” need to face firm action, the force’s police and crime commissioner has said.’

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BBC News, 14th November 2022

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Victim of ex-detective sex attacker ‘felt failed’ by system – BBC News

Posted November 9th, 2022 in bail, child abuse, news, police, rape, recidivists, sexual offences, victims, women by sally

‘A woman sexually assaulted by a former police officer while he was on bail has told the BBC she was failed by the police and the courts.’

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BBC News, 8th November 2022

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New duties to be imposed on UK employers to prevent sexual harassment – OUT-LAW.com

‘The UK government is supporting a private member’s bill to bring back employers’ liability for harassment of employees by third parties at work, as well as introduce a new duty to prevent workplace sexual harassment.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 3rd November 2022

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Police vetting failures have allowed ‘predatory’ officers to join up, watchdog finds – The Guardian

‘Defective vetting and failures by police leaders have allowed a “prevalent” culture of potentially thousands of officers who are “predatory” towards women to join and stay in the ranks, a damning official report has concluded.’

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The Guardian, 2nd November 2022

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Mothers in law still struggle to juggle despite more supportive employers – Legal Futures

Posted October 31st, 2022 in children, families, law firms, legal profession, news, statistics, women by tracey

‘The vast majority of mothers (84%) working in the law still find it difficult to balance working life with the demands of being a mother, despite some signs of progress.’

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Legal Futures, 31st October 2022

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Royal Navy chief orders inquiry into sexual assault claims in submarine service – The Guardian

Posted October 31st, 2022 in armed forces, bullying, harassment, inquiries, news, sexual offences, women by tracey

‘The head of the Royal Navy has ordered an investigation into “abhorrent” allegations of inappropriate behaviour in the submarine service and declared that sexual assault and harassment has no place in the fleet.’

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The Guardian, 29th October 2022

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Better protection for victims under pre-charge bail reforms – Home Office

‘A new provision known as “Kay’s Law” protects victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault.’

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Home Office, 26th October 2022

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BSB urged to act on “online misogyny” aimed at female barristers – Legal Futures

Posted October 27th, 2022 in barristers, harassment, internet, news, women by sally

‘The Bar Standards Board (BSB) needs to highlight the link between online misogyny and female barristers who speak out on issues affecting women in the law, a campaigning group has argued.’

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Legal Futures, 27th October 2022

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Court rules abandoned wives should be allowed to return to UK – The Guardian

Posted October 26th, 2022 in families, government departments, immigration, news, visas, women by sally

‘A woman who was abandoned in Pakistan by her British husband and forcibly separated from her two-year-old daughter has won a high court case against such practice.’

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The Guardian, 25th October 2022

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Women barristers closing pay gap a little in some areas of practice – Legal Futures

Posted October 25th, 2022 in barristers, news, remuneration, statistics, women by sally

‘Women barristers are closing the pay gap with their male colleagues in certain practice areas but it remains vast in the higher-earning areas of work, the Bar Council has found.’

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Legal Futures, 25th October 2022

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Family lawyers and judges “need menopause training” – Legal Futures

‘A large majority of women (76%) who have experienced divorce or separation and the menopause believe family lawyers and judges should have training on the issue so they can “factor it into their cases”.’

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Legal Futures, 21st October 2022

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk