Met faces legal action after refusing to police ‘March of the Mummies’ – The Guardian

Posted September 30th, 2022 in children, demonstrations, news, police, pre-action conduct, road traffic, women by michael

‘The Metropolitan police are facing legal action after they refused to police a major protest by mothers against the cost of childcare in central London, weeks before it was scheduled to take place.’

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The Guardian, 30th September 2022

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Coercive control: The women killed by abusive partners – BBC News

‘A new study, seen exclusively by BBC News, reveals the extent of coercive and controlling behaviour in cases where victims are killed by their current or ex-partners. Experts say organisations, including the police, NHS and social services, need to better understand the problem and intervene in abusive relationships earlier.’

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BBC News, 27th September 2022

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Domestic abuse survivors at risk from councils’ failure to rehouse them – The Guardian

‘People fleeing domestic abuse are being put in danger by local authorities who fail to provide housing for months on end, despite a law which should prioritise them, a new study shows.’

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The Guardian, 23rd September 2022

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Research Briefing: Commonwealth and Human Rights Research Briefing Published Tuesday, 30 August, 2022 – House of Commons Library

‘Describes the Commonwealth’s work on human rights and the issues it seeks to address, such as the economic empowerment of women and preventing modern slavery.’

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House of Commons Library , 30th August 2022

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In conversation with Lady Justice Nicola Davies and Tribunal Judge Safia Iman – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted August 26th, 2022 in diversity, judiciary, news, women by tracey

‘Inspired by the centenary of Dr Ivy Williams, the first woman to be called to the Bar in England and Wales, we interviewed Lady Justice Nicola Davies and Tribunal Judge Safia Iman as they spoke with one another about their experiences as women in the judiciary.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 23rd August 2022

Source: www.judiciary.uk

Public Sexual Harassment Could Become A Criminal Offence – Each Other

‘A consultation has been launched which could determine whether public sexual harassment could become a criminal offence in the UK.’

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Each Other, 23rd August 2022

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Man, 31, murdered teenager in Wales after she rejected his advances – The Guardian

Posted August 24th, 2022 in murder, news, sexual offences, women, young persons by sally

‘A 31-year-old man murdered an 18-year-old woman to silence her after she rejected his sexual advances and left her partially naked body in a town millpond, a judge has ruled.’

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The Guardian, 23rd August 2022

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Yordanos Brhane: ‘Obsessed’ killer jailed for Birmingham stabbing – BBC News

Posted August 24th, 2022 in imprisonment, murder, news, sentencing, women, young persons by sally

‘A man has been jailed for at least 21 years after admitting the murder of a teenager who had refused his advances.’

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BBC News, 23rd August 2022

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Diversity concerns as Supreme Court reappoints old guard – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted August 19th, 2022 in bills, diversity, judges, news, retirement, Supreme Court, women by tracey

‘The Supreme Court has appointed two recently-retired judges as justices, which critics have pointed out means that men called David now outnumber women by three to one on the UK’s highest court.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 18th August 2022

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Fears for vulnerable women amid rise in Britons investigated over illegal abortions by police – The Independent

Posted August 19th, 2022 in abortion, criminal justice, news, pregnancy, statistics, women by tracey

‘Increasing numbers of Britons are being investigated by police over suspected illegal abortions, new figures show.’

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The Independent, 18th August 2022

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Sarah Everard vigil protester sues Met police after conviction – The Guardian

‘A woman who was arrested and charged after attending the vigil for Sarah Everard in Clapham last year has launched civil proceedings against the Metropolitan police.’

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The Guardian, 16th August 2022

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Inflation and the Gender Pension Gap – Pump Court Chambers

Posted August 16th, 2022 in indexation, national insurance, news, pensions, women by sally

‘The June 2022 Office of National Statistics, Consumer Prices Index (CPI) figures show that inflation hit a new 40-year high of by 9.4% in the 12 months to June 2022. Indications suggest it could reach 12% in October 2022. If we could predict the future, we would all be billionaires. That said, inflation is here to stay for the short term at least.’

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Pump Court Chambers, 25th July 2022

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Right to free period products becomes law in Scotland – BBC News

Posted August 16th, 2022 in education, health, local government, news, Scotland, women by sally

‘Scotland has made public health history by making it the law for public settings to provide period products.’

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BBC News, 15th August 2022

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CPS halts prosecution of six protesters for attending Sarah Everard vigil – The Independent

‘The prosecution of six protesters for attending a vigil for Sarah Everard has been halted.’

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The Independent, 14th August 2022

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CPS sets out the law on street-based sexual harassment – Crown Prosecution Service

‘Street harassment such as cyber-flashing, up-skirting or the exposure of genitals in a public place are crimes which can and will be prosecuted the CPS has stressed, as new legal guidance is published today.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 8th August 2022

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Virginity Testing Is Made A Criminal Offence Across The UK – Each Other

Posted August 4th, 2022 in bills, child abuse, children, families, health, human rights, news, women by tracey

‘TRIGGER WARNING: Please note that this piece includes language and themes of child abuse, virginity testing and coercion that some may find triggering.

The government has made it illegal to carry out, offer or aid and abet virginity testing or hymenoplasty in any part of the UK under the Health and Care Act 2022. Virginity tests breach women’s and girls’ fundamental rights under the Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA), including the right to be free from torture and inhuman treatment and the right to private and family life.’

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Each Other, 3rd August 2022

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MPs call for menopause to be protected characteristic in UK Equality Act – The Guardian

Posted July 28th, 2022 in employment, equality, health, news, reports, women by sally

‘MPs have called for menopause to be a protected characteristic and for a special ambassador to keep women in the workplace, after a report showed the UK is currently “haemorrhaging talent”.’

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The Guardian, 28th July 2022

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Women offenders still being jailed despite pledge to cut prisoner numbers, say MPs – The Guardian

Posted July 26th, 2022 in imprisonment, news, reports, select committees, sentencing, statistics, women by sally

‘Ministers have made little progress developing alternatives to custodial sentences for women, MPs have concluded, amid official predictions that the female prison population may rise by a third in the next three years.’

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The Guardian, 26th July 2022

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Record numbers of sexual offences reported in London – BBC News

Posted July 22nd, 2022 in London, news, police, rape, sentencing, sexual offences, women by tracey

‘A record number of reported rapes and sexual assaults in London will push the court system to “breaking point”, a victims commissioner has said.’

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BBC News, 22nd July 2022

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Top barrister accuses Labour of ‘spin’ over NDAs gagging ex-staff – The Guardian

‘One of the UK’s most high-profile freedom of expression lawyers has accused Labour of “spin and dissembling” for denying it attempted to stop two female ex-staffers from speaking about sexual harassment. In a highly unusual intervention, Mark Stephens, who represented Georgie Robertson and Laura Murray, said there were “high public interests at play” and said the party was “undermining their credibility” by issuing statements denying it had tried to offer them non-disclosure agreements.’

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The Guardian, 21st July 2022

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