As a human, woman and feminist, I support the march. As a mother, I feel it is fundamental for me to join the protest, to show solidarity with people the world over, to register discontent with institutionalised prejudice and casual misogyny, but also to feel good about our children's future.
In times of war, except in cases of extreme tragedy, the plight of the civilian is often ignored. The devastating shooting down of flight MH17 served only to cruelly to remind us that the civilian costs in war are often just as great as the military ones...
Here are the five things you need to know on Thursday 30 January 2014... 1) ARE WE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER? REALLY? From the
Girl soldiers learn how to use assault rifles when they are just 11 years old. Women and girls undergo forced abortions and are used by commanders as sex slaves in the rebel ranks. That's what women who have deserted Colombia's largest rebel group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), have told me, and that's what reports by human rights groups say too.
It's early November and you're panicking. You've decided to host a themed party the likes of which have never been seen before but you don't know which theme to choose. You like eggs but Easter is too far away? You enjoy Christmas but can't stand eggnog? You love Yom Kippur but you're not Jewish? Never fear...
A fatwa has been issued on croissants in a rebel-held area of Aleppo, Syria. The crescent pastries have been deemed "haram
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's victory over the rebels seems almost assured now. Over two years ago with all the revolutionary thought of the Arab Spring, the Syrian Civil War began and today it is estimated that over 100,000 have died in the conflict and more than one million refugees created.
The ten things you need to know on Tuesday 25 June 2013... 1) 'NO BLANKET BAN ON FARAGE' Want to understand Ed Miliband? Then
The cost paid by the West for not getting involved in the conflict in Syria could be higher than that of intervening in the
The ten things you need to know on 17 June 2013... 1) VLAD TO DAVE: 'DON'T ARM THE CANNIBALS' Our prime minister is starting
The ten things you need to know on 16 June 2013... 1) 'DEEPLY UNSAVOURY, DANGEROUS AND EXTREMIST' Speaking on the Murnaghan
The five things you need to know on Friday 7 June 2013... 1) MPs WILL GET A VOTE From the Independent's splash: "MPs have
The ten things you need to know on Wednesday 5 June 2013... 1) NOW CHILD BENEFIT, TOO? REALLY? Remember how Labour frontbenchers
The five things you need to know on (Bank Holiday) Monday 27 May 2013... 1) TO CHILLAX OR NOT TO CHILLAX? The Sun has a pretty
The ten things you need to know on Thursday 16 May 2013... 1) THE GREAT EU PROTEST VOTE So, Dave, how are all those carrots
The ten things you need to know on Wednesday 15 May... 1) DAVE'S RED LINE Today, the Commons speaker John Bercow will make
The ten things you need to know on Tuesday 7 May 2013... 1) LET'S GET OUT OF EUROPE Poor Dave. Last week, the Tories were
There is little evidence to suggest that sending in our bombers or arming the rebels will ratchet down, rather than ratchet up, the violence. Remember: weapons are fungible. We have no way of preventing the al-Qaeda-affiliated members of the opposition from getting hold of bombs and bullets supplied by Britain and France. Nor does anyone have a credible plan of action for the day after Assad falls.
The French should come up with a plan, seek NATO support, and begin its operation. This would force America's hand at not wanting to be seen deserting its oldest ally....another "special relationship" one might say.
Charles Taylor, the former president of Liberia, has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for war crimes committed in Sierra