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

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

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

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

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

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

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

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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

‘Huge victory for reproductive rights’: MPs approve ‘buffer zones’ outside abortion clinics – The Independent

Posted October 19th, 2022 in abortion, bills, demonstrations, hospitals, news, women by sally

‘MPs have voted in favour of nationwide “buffer zones” outside abortion clinics in England and Wales in a major win for abortion providers.’

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The Independent, 18th October 2022

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Met Police report: Officers getting away with breaking law – BBC News

‘Hundreds of Met Police officers have been getting away with breaking the law and misconduct, a damning report has found.’

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BBC News, 17th October 2022

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Royal College of Nursing issues apology after damning report into its culture – The Independent

Posted October 12th, 2022 in bullying, employment, equality, harassment, news, nurses, trade unions, women by tracey

‘The Royal College of Nursing has pledged to leave “no stone unturned” after a damning report into its culture.’

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The Independent, 11th October 2022

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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

Source: eachother.org.uk