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28 September 2017 17:00 ~ Chile: promoting the Women, Peace and Security agenda in Latin America and the Caribbean – Centre for Women, Peace and Security – London

22nd September 2017 All Comments

Until 6:00pm @ TW2 9.04, Tower 2, Clement’s Inn, LSE Speaker Marcela Vergara Chair Dr Marsha Henry In partnership with the Embassy of Chile in the UK. Chile was the first Latin American country to have a National Action Plan for the delivery of its commitments under the UN Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda. […]

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The Government must throw out guidelines arguing children can consent to sex with adults says Labour MP

22nd September 2017 All Comments

There was an outcry when it emerged recently that hundreds of child abuse victims have been refused compensation by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority. The scheme is supposed to compensate blameless victims of violent crimes, but charities found that more than 700 children had been refused compensation by the government agency, with many told they […]

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Campaigners raise concern over hijab in primary schools in joint letter

22nd September 2017 All Comments

Feminist campaigners are calling for a “robust” response after it emerged that many state primary schools are incorporating the hijab into their uniform policies. In a letter published in the Sunday Times last weekend (text below), they urged the state “to robustly defend hard-won freedoms and progressive values”. They will soon meet Amanda Spielman, the […]

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Outdated stereotyping is still damaging girls’ and women’s confidence – Women and Equalities Committee

22nd September 2017 All Comments

Women and Equalities Committee Chair Maria Miller responds to Girls’ Attitudes Survey 2017. Inquiry: Sexual harassment and sexual violence in schools Women and Equalities Committee Sexual harassment occurs when sexist stereotypes flourish Commenting on Girlguiding’s Girls’ Attitudes Survey, Chair of the Women and Equalities Committee, Maria Miller MP, said: “Outdated stereotyping is still damaging girls’ […]

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