‘Right to request’ flexible work not granted for half of UK’s working mothers – The Guardian

Posted October 15th, 2021 in employment, equality, families, flexible working, news, sex discrimination, statistics, women by tracey

‘Half of the UK’s working mothers do not get the flexibility they ask for, while those that do work flexibly face discrimination, according to a survey.’

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The Guardian, 15th October 2021

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Huge rise in domestic abuse cases being dropped in England and Wales – BBC News

Posted October 15th, 2021 in criminal justice, domestic violence, news, prosecutions, statistics, time limits, women by tracey

‘Victims of alleged domestic abuse are seeing their cases dropped at a rapidly increasing rate, according to data obtained by the BBC.’

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BBC News, 15th October 2021

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Sarah Everard: Police forces to review allegations of sex offences and domestic abuse involving serving officers – The Independent

‘All police forces in England and Wales are to review allegations of indecent exposure, sex offences and violence against women by serving officers.’

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The Independent, 12th October 2021

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UK Abortion Legislation Does Not Protect The Right To Choose – Each Other

Posted October 11th, 2021 in abortion, human rights, news, women by sally

‘While many may believe such challenges to reproductive rights could not be replicated here in the UK, our domestic legislation on abortion remains patchy, paternalistic and lacking in power. At best, UK law has successfully made abortion a safe, affordable procedure. At worst, it violates people’s rights under the Human Rights Act to be free from discrimination, enshrined in Article 14, and inhuman or degrading treatment, protected under Article 3.’

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Each Other, 8th October 2021

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A third of police forces referred sex assault claims to watchdog – The Guardian

‘Almost a third of police forces in England and Wales referred allegations of sexual assault and harassment against their own officers to the police watchdog in the days following the sentencing of Wayne Couzens for the murder of Sarah Everard, the Observer can reveal.’

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The Guardian, 10th October 2021

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David Fuller admits killing two women in 1987 – BBC News

Posted October 11th, 2021 in diminished responsibility, guilty pleas, homicide, murder, news, women by sally

‘A man admits killing two women in 1987, a court has heard.’

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BBC News, 9th October 2021

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Man jailed for posing as a police officer and trying to ‘arrest’ woman – The Independent

‘A man has been jailed after impersonating a police officer and attempting to “arrest” a woman.’

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The Independent, 8th October 2021

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Insight: Sarah Everard’s murder: Home Secretary commissions public inquiry – House of Commons Library

‘Priti Patel has launched a non-statutory inquiry following the sentencing of Sarah Everard’s killer. The chair and terms of reference have yet to be announced.’

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House of Commons Library, 6th October 2021

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‘I don’t think I’d be as brave as female Afghan judges’ – BBC News

Posted October 6th, 2021 in Afghanistan, judges, news, women by sally

‘UK High Court judge Mrs Justice McGowan says she personally wouldn’t be “brave enough” to have become a female judge in Afghanistan.’

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BBC News, 5th October 2021

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Sarah Everard murder: Met to launch review of standards and internal culture – The Guardian

‘The Metropolitan police is launching a review of professional standards and internal culture within the force, led by a high-profile anti-sleaze adviser, following the rape and murder of Sarah Everard by a serving officer.’

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The Guardian, 4th October 2021

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Boris Johnson does not support making misogyny a hate crime – BBC News

Posted October 5th, 2021 in hate crime, news, police, women by sally

‘Boris Johnson does not support calls to make misogyny a hate crime, telling the BBC there is “abundant statute” to tackle violence against women.’

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BBC News, 5th October 2021

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Gender pay gap at Bar has widened over past 20 years – Legal Futures

‘The income gap between male and female barristers has increased over the last 20 years, new Bar Council figures have shown.’

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Legal Futures, 4th October 2021

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Sarah Everard: Female officers ‘fear reporting male colleagues’ – BBC News

‘Female police officers fear reporting male colleagues as they worry they will be abandoned if they need help on duty, says a former senior officer. Ex-Met Ch Supt Parm Sandhu said female officers fear being “kicked in” while dealing with street violence. And a police watchdog inspector has admitted she would be concerned to approach a lone male officer at night.’

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BBC News, 30th September 2021

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Met Police issues advice to women to ‘shout or wave a bus down’ if they don’t trust a male officer – The Independent

Posted October 1st, 2021 in abuse of position of trust, kidnapping, murder, news, police, rape, sexual offences, women by tracey

‘The Metropolitan Police has issued advice for women who fear a male police officer might not be genuine, suggesting they call 999 or “shout out to a passer-by, run into a house or wave a bus down” for help.’

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The Independent, 1st October 2021

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At least 15 serving or former police have killed women in UK since 2009 – report – The Guardian

Posted September 29th, 2021 in domestic violence, murder, news, police, statistics, women by sally

‘Women have been killed by at least 15 serving or former police officers in the UK since 2009, new figures reveal.’

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The Guardian, 28th September 2021

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Calling women ‘birds’ is ‘plainly sexist’, judge rules as Barclays banker wins discrimination claim – The Independent

‘A UK judge has ruled that calling women “birds” is “plainly sexist,” and even using the term jokingly is “foolish” in a landmark discrimination case. The ruling came following a tribunal brought by a Barclays investment banker after her boss repeatedly called women “birds.” ‘

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The Independent, 22nd September 2021

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QC calls on UK to support female judges at risk in Afghanistan – The Guardian

‘Helena Kennedy QC has launched an urgent appeal to provide support to judges along with lawyers, women’s rights activists, human rights defenders and their families at risk in Afghanistan and in need of a safe haven abroad.’

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The Guardian, 21st September 2021

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Violence against women and girls should be treated with same priority as terrorism, says watchdog – The Independent

‘“Radical” change is needed to stop an epidemic of violence against women and girls in Britain, a watchdog has found.
An inspection sparked by the killing of Sarah Everard, who was kidnapped, raped and murdered by a serving police officer, said police must prioritise protecting women as highly as counter-terrorism.’

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The Independent, 17th September 2021

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NHS trusts wrongly billing vulnerable migrants for maternity care, says charity – The Guardian

‘NHS trusts are wrongly hounding vulnerable migrant women for payment of bills of thousands of pounds for maternity care, according to a report.’

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The Guardian, 17th September 2021

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Watchdog finds ‘staggering variation’ in police use of Clare’s Law – The Guardian

Posted September 17th, 2021 in criminal justice, domestic violence, news, ombudsmen, police, statistics, violence, women by tracey

‘Clare’s Law, a scheme designed to protect unsuspecting women from new partners with a history of violence, is not being used properly by police forces, putting some women at risk of harm, a policing watchdog has warned.’

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The Guardian, 17th September 2021

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