Womens Issue

In Family Courts, It Is Still Absolutely Routine for Domestic Abuse Survivors to Be Cross-Examined By Their Abusers

Polly Neate | Posted 20.04.2016 | UK
Polly Neate

A Women's Aid survey of survivors of domestic abuse with experience of the family courts found that a quarter had faced direct questions from their abuser. This is happening day in and day out. Justice is not being served. Children are not being protected. With your support, aligned with that of our parliamentary champions, we can change it.

Why We Need a National Day of Memory

Jasvinder Sanghera | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jasvinder Sanghera

One of my sisters, Robina, suffered a horrific marriage, as with many other victims, she was encouraged to go back to the perpetrator so to not dishonour the family name and reputation. In desperation she committed suicide by setting herself on fire. It could have so easily been me.

Angelina Jolie as Inspiration

Sheila Hageman | Posted 14.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sheila Hageman

I'm never influenced by celebrities. I would never consider going on a certain type of diet because someone famous did. But today I stand corrected. Today I feel moved enough to listen to a celebrity. To be influenced by her choices and her suggestions.

No Women Bishops, No Automatic Seats in the House of Lords

Lee Chalmers | Posted 21.01.2013 | UK Politics
Lee Chalmers

It is simply unjust and, dare I say it, shameful, for us to be stuck in a situation in 2012 where we are allocating legislative seats in our second chamber for men only. Imagine the national and international reaction if these were seats for white people only.