Violent men who harm women warned that police are increasing action against them – National Police Chiefs’ Council

Posted December 15th, 2021 in codes of practice, criminal justice, domestic violence, news, police, victims, violence, women by tracey

‘Police in England and Wales will take wide-ranging action to deliver a fundamental shift in priority of violence against women and girls and give victims a consistently high standard of service wherever they are.’

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National Police Chiefs' Council, 15th December 2021

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Campaign to make misogyny a hate crime rebuffed by Law Commission – The Guardian

Posted December 7th, 2021 in consultations, gender, hate crime, Law Commission, news, women by sally

‘A coalition of women’s rights campaigners have voiced their disappointment and frustration after the Law Commission decided to reject a proposal to make misogyny a hate crime.’

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The Guardian, 7th December 2021

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Pestering women in the street to be outlawed – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 6th, 2021 in criminal justice, harassment, hate crime, Law Commission, news, sexual offences, women by sally

‘Public sexual harassment, such as cat-calling and making sexually explicit comments, to be made an offence in wake of Sarah Everard murder.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd December 2021

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Jailed women in UK five times more likely to suffer stillbirths, data shows – The Guardian

Posted December 6th, 2021 in bail, bills, birth, imprisonment, news, pregnancy, prisons, sentencing, statistics, women by sally

‘Women in prison are five times more likely to have a stillbirth and twice as likely to give birth to a premature baby that needs special care, new data collected by the Observer shows.’

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The Guardian, December 2021

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Navy rape survivor backs civilian court trials for serious offences – BBC News

‘A member of the Royal Navy, whose rape case collapsed in a military court, has backed calls for serious offences committed in the UK to be investigated and tried through civilian courts.’

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BBC News, 6th December 2021

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Greenwich hotel murder: Serial abuser guilty of killing girlfriend – BBC News

Posted November 11th, 2021 in domestic violence, families, kidnapping, murder, news, rape, sexual offences, women by sally

‘A “serial abuser of women” has been found guilty of murdering his girlfriend at a south-east London hotel.’

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BBC News, 10th November 2021

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Army boss announces culture audit after defence secretary talks – BBC News

Posted November 9th, 2021 in armed forces, bullying, equality, harassment, news, sex discrimination, women by tracey

‘The head of the British army has announced an independent audit of its culture amid concerns over bullying, sexual harassment and discrimination. Gen Sir Mark Carleton-Smith said the audit will “reinforce the best and weed out the worst”.’

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BBC News, 8th November 2021

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Major report: Time for targets, not talk, to improve race equality at Bar – Legal Futures

“The time for talking about race inequality at the Bar is over and all organisations with a stake in the profession should set specific targets for improvement, a major Bar Council report has concluded.”

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Legal Futures, 5th November 2021

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David Fuller: Man admits 1987 murders and abusing corpses – The Independent

“A hospital worker has admitted murdering two women in 1987, and sexually abusing at least 100 female corpses, including children.

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BBC News, 5th November 2021

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Highest ever number of rapes recorded in England and Wales – The Guardian

Posted November 5th, 2021 in coronavirus, domestic violence, news, rape, sentencing, sexual offences, statistics, victims, women by michael

“Police have recorded a record number of rape offences in England and Wales, according to official figures.”

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The Guardian, 4th November 2021

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Menopausal symptoms and disability – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Employment Appeal Tribunal has given its first ruling on menopausal symptoms and disability in a case involving a city council. Jog Hundle considers the judgment.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 22nd October 2021

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Jailing of most mothers for non-violent crimes should stop, says report – The Guardian

‘The imprisonment of many mothers serving sentences for non-violent and relatively minor crimes should be ended and community women’s centres used instead, according to research that has found separation can increase the risk of children being exploited and cost hundreds of thousands of pounds for just a single case.’

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The Guardian, 25th October 2021

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Blue plaque for first practising female barrister Helena Normanton unveiled – The Guardian

Posted October 21st, 2021 in barristers, monuments, news, women by sally

‘Helena Normanton, the first woman to practise as a barrister and lead murder trials in the English courts, has been honoured with a blue plaque at her former London home.’

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The Guardian, 21st October 2021

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‘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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