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18th October 2019 All Comments

World Menopause Day and new ACAS Guidance

18th October is World Menopause Day. Acas has published new guidance to help employers and managers support staff who are affected by menopause symptoms at work. Read Acas Menopause at Work guidance Around two million women have difficulties at work due to their menopause symptoms and it’s estimated that one in 20 could go through an […]

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17th October 2019 All Comments

High levels of sexism could be fuelling poor mental health among women – UCL Study

One in five women report sex discrimination and these women are more likely to develop poorer mental health after the sexist experience, according to a new UCL study investigating links between sexism and mental health and wellbeing. The study, published today in Health Psychology, analysed data from nearly 3,000 women from The UK Household Longitudinal […]

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17th October 2019 All Comments

In The Age Of ‘Us Too?’: Moving Towards A Zero-Tolerance Attitude To Harassment And Bullying At The Bar – Association of Women Barristers

A report on the Association Of Women Barristers’ roundtable on harassment and bullying with recommendations The Bar Council’s Working Lives Survey in June 2018 found that harassment and bullying at the Bar were not only prevalent, but were on the rise. Many studies have shown that women are disproportionately affected by both harassment and bullying1. […]

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15th October 2019 All Comments

Victims’ Commissioner comments on Review of MPS’s handling of non-recent sexual offence investigations Operation Midland Report

Dame Vera Baird QC, Victims’ Commissioner for England and Wales comments on Sir Richard Henriques’ Independent Review of the MPS’s handling of non-recent sexual offence investigations Operation Midland Report Key Points The key failure here was not in the police believing the complainant or taking his allegation seriously in the first place. Police should do […]

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15th October 2019 All Comments

Survey of Universities show some progress in tackling harassment and hate crime but highlights areas for improvement – University UK

Almost 100 universities have been surveyed by Universities UK as a follow-up to its harassment and hate crime taskforce (Changing the Culture), exploring how institutions are addressing some of the challenges raised and acting on its recommendations. Encouraging progress has been made at individual institutions – particularly in tackling gender-based-violence – with common activities including […]

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15th October 2019 All Comments

At least 200,000 older people experienced domestic abuse last year – but the experiences of over-75s are being entirely overlooked – Age UK

One in four (23%) victims of recorded domestic homicides are over the age of 60 “Night-time is my favourite part of the day. I can rest knowing he can’t get to me and feel safe…..” domestic abuse survivor, aged 81 Charity calls on Government to make domestic abuse a legislative priority and fully recognise the […]

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