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3 November 2018 9:30 ~ Approaches to Reducing Domestic Abuse Conference – University of Suffolk and University of Essex – Ipswich

21st September 2018 All Comments

Until 15:00 @ IP-City Centre – Conference Venue, 1 Bath Street, Waterfront Building 19-21 Neptune Quay, Ipswich IP2 8SD Free Thrilled to announce an interesting conference in Ipswich to discuss community-based approaches to tackling domestic abuse. The event will present findings and ongoing work from various research projects on domestic abuse at the University of […]

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24 November 2018 10:00 ~ The March of the Women Community Day – Surrey History Centre – Woking

21st September 2018 All Comments

Until 4pm @ Surrey History Centre, 130 Goldsworth Road, Woking, GU21 6ND Join us for an exciting day celebrating Surrey’s suffrage connections, including: Programme 10.00am Introduction and welcome 10.05am Rosie Everritt, Project Archivist & Holly Parsons, Project Officer The March of the Women: Discovering Surrey’s Road to the Vote 10.45am Kathy Atherton The Money behind […]

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Too many foreign national and trafficked women face inappropriate imprisonment – Hibiscus Initiative

21st September 2018 All Comments

Vulnerable foreign national women in the criminal justice system, including trafficking victims, are facing inappropriate imprisonment and the threat of deportation at the expense of rehabilitation or support, according to a new report published by the Prison Reform Trust and Hibiscus Initiatives. The report, Still no way out, found that foreign national women, many of […]

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More than 100 pregnant women detained in UK removal centres since major review called for ban

21st September 2018 All Comments

Home office accused of ‘flouting’ independent expert as figures show 104 pregnant women detained since Stephen Shaw review recommended end to detention of women expecting children More than 100 pregnant women have been detained in UK removal centres in the past two years, despite a government-commissioned review recommending the Home Office ban the practice in 2016. Figures published in response […]

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Abortion ‘buffer zones’ rejected following 11-month review

21st September 2018 All Comments

The Home Secretary has turned down calls for protest-free areas around abortion clinics to prevent women from being intimidated.  Sajid Javid said introducing “buffer zones” outside clinics in the UK was “not a proportionate response”. His predecessor, Amber Rudd, launched a review in November last year, saying it was “unacceptable” that anyone should feel intimidated […]

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