Category Archives: Violence against Women

Lynne Featherstone’s message for International Women’s Day #IWD

 DFID Minister Lynne Featherstone has been in New York this week at the UN working with other countries to tackle violence against women. There’s a nifty map which shows exactly where our money is helping women across the world. This … Continue reading

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In memory of Reeva Steenkamp

Yesterday, in South Africa, a young woman was fatally shot. 29 year old Reeva Steenkamp had a successful career as a model, most notably with FHM magazine. Her Twitter account speaks of someone not only enjoying life, but also aware … Continue reading

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Hussein-Ece and Brinton on stalking, under-representation of women and gender based violence

November 25th saw the UN’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. This occasion was marked by a debate in the House of Lords last Thursday. Just reading the Hansard account of the debate made me feel sick. There was … Continue reading

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For heaven’s sake, this is about violence against women and children, not breakfast foods, BBC!

The BBC should be ashamed of itself: Headline 1: Perth man in court for alarming tomato sauce incident Headline 2: Perth man in court over thrown black pudding incident You would think, wouldn’t you, that the Fair City has somehow … Continue reading

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MEP McMillan-Scott presses Obama on US aid for rape victims

Last week I wrote on Liberal Democrat Voice about my chat with Liberal Democrat MEP for Yorkshire and the Humber Edward McMillan-Scott. He told me how the EU human rights body he leads has been helping the rebels in Syria … Continue reading

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>Panorama shows plight of Afghan Women

>Last night I settled down to watch Panorama, knowing that I’d find it absolutely horrendous to see its depiction of the terrible repression in Afghanistan. Reporter Jane Corbin had been to Afghanistan and had interviewed women who had suffered terrible … Continue reading

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>Britain’s Got Talent Shame – When did stripping become mainstream family entertainment?

>I know that I can usually be trusted to watch every reality show known to man, but I’ve never quite got Britain’s Got Talent. My daughter loves it, though, especially the acts that, predictably, involve cute animals. What I wasn’t … Continue reading

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