Independent midwifery is an option that allows women to have their children at home - where they feel safe and secure. Whilst the NHS provides this service, it would not be possible for every woman to have this option without independent midwives.
There are many non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Afghanistan that are trying their level best to help the women gain back their rights, however, the level of achievement that is being made is slow.
Anticipation is growing among journalists, lawyers and regulators to what Lord Leveson will recommend to revive media ethics within the damaged reputation of the British press. The Leveson Inquiry has been ongoing since July 2011 and the report is due this Thursday.
I was shocked but not surprised to learn in a report on women in the media that male journalists completely dominate their female counterparts, writing 78% of all front-page articles examined and accounting for 84% of those mentioned or quoted in lead pieces.