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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Police chief appointed to tackle violence against women and girls – The Independent

Posted September 16th, 2021 in crime prevention, news, police, reports, violence, women by tracey

‘A senior police chief has been appointed to lead the fight against violence towards women and girls across England and Wales. The appointment of Deputy Chief Constable of Hampshire Police, Maggie Blyth, follows a recommendation from a report conducted after the murder of 33-year-old Sarah Everard in March.’

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The Independent, 16th September 2021

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Is The End of Online Parliamentary Debates A Human Rights Issue? – Each Other

‘The Government stopped remote working in Parliament in July, leaving some representatives locked out. Now, a cross-section of MPs are calling on the Leader of the House of Commons to reinstate it.’

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Each Other, 8th September 2021

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Darlington man jailed for four years for killing woman during sex – The Guardian

Posted September 8th, 2021 in homicide, imprisonment, news, sentencing, sexual offences, women by sally

‘A man who strangled a vulnerable woman during sex after drinking 24 bottles of beer has been sentenced to four years and eight months in prison.’

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The Guardian, 7th September 2021

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‘Please save us’: UK ministers facing legal challenge over failure to help female MP and judge trapped in Kabul – The Independent

Posted September 3rd, 2021 in Afghanistan, asylum, government departments, immigration, judges, news, visas, women by tracey

‘The UK government is facing legal action over its failure to respond to requests for help from a progressive female Afghan MP and a leading woman judge who are both in hiding in Afghanistan and fearing for their lives.’

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The Independent, 3rd September 2021

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Unacknowledged rape: the sexual assault survivors who hide their trauma – even from themselves – The Guardian

Posted August 26th, 2021 in assault, consent, news, rape, victims, women by sally

‘Surveys suggest a large proportion of women have experienced sexual assaults that they labelled as a misunderstanding. This has serious psychological repercussions and increases the chance of being victimised again.’

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The Guardian, 26th August 2021

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Police failing to impose orders on men accused of abuse, watchdog finds – The Guardian

‘Police are failing to impose restraining orders or bail conditions on men accused of rape, domestic abuse, harassment and stalking, a watchdog has found, placing women and girls at increased risk of harm.’

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The Guardian, 24th August 2021

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Equality laws could be changed to protect women in menopause, says MP – The Guardian

‘Changing equality legislation to protect women going through the menopause should “not be ruled” out, according to the chair of a group of MPs leading an inquiry into discrimination on the issue.’

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The Guardian, 18th August 2021

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